Komurcu, Muge

Muge Komurcu
Research Scientist, CGCS



Focus Areas

Regional Analysis


Dr. Muge Komurcu is a research scientist who joined MIT CGCS/JP in November of 2017. She has a Ph.D. in meteorology from the Pennsylvania State University and completed her post-doctoral studies at Yale University, Department of Geology and Geophysics. She studies climate change impacts in regional and local scales through interdisciplinary studies and cultivating communication between climate scientists and the end user. She created the first high resolution climate projections for the Northeastern United States for a National Science Foundation funded statewide interdisciplinary project on assessing climate change impacts in New Hampshire at the Earth Systems Research Center at University of New Hampshire. She uses a unique methodology that is able to improve both historical and projected changes in mean and extreme climate. Dr. Komurcu also has dual Bachelor’s degrees in meteorological and environmental engineering and a Master’s degree in meteorological engineering from Istanbul Technical University.

Education + Credentials
Ph.D., Meteorology, Penn State University, 2011
M.S., Meteorology, Istanbul Technical University, 2005
B.S., Environmental Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, 2004
B.S., Meteorology, Istanbul Technical University, 2003

Recent Publications

Journal Article
Komurcu, M., K.A. Emanuel, M. Huber and R.P. Acosta (2018). Earth and Space Science, 5(11), 801-826 (doi: 10.1029/2018EA000426)

News + Media

News Release
MIT News | 
Dec 13, 2018
News Release
MIT News | 
Nov 13, 2018
News Release
Joint Program News | 
Nov 06, 2018