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Polar climate change and variability

The poorly observed polar regions are changing rapidly and present many exciting research opportunities. Our group's research interests include coupled climate processes, cold clouds and precipitation, sea ice, climate forcing and feedbacks, and internal climate variability. The tools we apply include remote sensing observations, in situ observations, process models, coupled climate models, instrument simulators, and data assimilation. We work closely with scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR, also located in Boulder) in the development and analysis of global coupled climate models.

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, a CIRES Fellow, and a co-chair of the CESM Polar Climate Working Group. Prior to coming to the University of Colorado at Boulder, I worked as a climate scientist in NCAR's Climate and Global Dynamics Division.

Please be in touch if you are interested in joining us in beautiful Boulder, Colorado.


Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

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Ph.D. University of Washington, 2006

B.S. Brown University, 1999

Latest News:
Ariel Morrison and Vineel Kumar Reddy Yettella (two ATOC PhD students) join the group!

Learn about the CESM Large Ensemble Project to study climate change in the presence of internal climate variability in our  BAMS article!