Moltz Fellow: Kristopher Karnauskas

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Fellow Term: August '13 - July '15

Kris is an Associate Scientist in the Department of Geology & Geophysics.  His research aims to understand the dynamics of the tropical ocean and atmosphere as a coupled system, its interaction with ecosystems and with higher latitude regions, how and why the climate system has changed in the past, and how climate will continue to change in the future–both naturally and as driven by human activities.  As an OCCI fellow, Kris will focus on improving our understanding of centennial-scale climate variability by integrating large sets of global climate model simulations with in situ observations, paleoclimate proxies, and high-resolution ocean models.