David J. Karoly


Williams Chair

Professor of Meteorology



Contact information:

School of Meteorology

University of Oklahoma

100 E. Boyd Street, Room 1366

Norman OK 73019-1013


Telephone: (405) 325 6446

Facsimile: (405) 325 7689

E-mail: dkaroly@ou.edu


·                                            Summary CV


·                                            Recent Publications


·                                            Research interests

My research interests are in the dynamics of the large-scale circulation of the atmosphere and its variability on time scales from days to centuries.  Specific research interests include greenhouse climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion and interannual climate variations associated with El Niņo-Southern Oscillation.  I was Co-coordinating Lead Author of the chapter "Detection of Climate Change and Attribution of Causes" in the international scientific assessment of climate change prepared by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published in 2001.  In 2002, I was lead author of a short report for the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering assessing current understanding and remaining uncertainties in climate change science.


I have developed a keen interest in the cross-disciplinary aspects of global change research and earth system science, as well as the applications of my research in policy areas. I have given a number of presentations on climate change and global warming to government and industry groups, as well as to community groups. I have been involved in recent research publications on the public health impacts in Australia of increased UV radiation and the wildfire impacts of climate change.


·                                            Background

I joined the School of Meteorology at OU in January 2003 from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, where I was Professor of Meteorology and Head of the School of Mathematical Sciences. From August 1995, I was Director of the Cooperative Research Centre for Southern Hemisphere Meteorology at Monash University until it closed in June 2000.


·                                            Awards

1993 - Meisinger Award from the American Meteorological Society, with citation "for contributions to the understanding of the role of Rossby wave propagation in atmospheric teleconnections and to greenhouse climate change research".

1998 - Norbert Gerbier-Mumm International Award from the World Meteorological Organization for a joint research paper with ten international collaborators.

1999 - elected a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society for outstanding contributions to the atmospheric sciences over a substantial period of years.


·                                            Personal