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Kristopher Karnauskas

Kristopher Karnauskas

Associate Scientist

Geology & Geophysics

Editor, JGR-Oceans

Office Phone: +1 508 289 3320


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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 23

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050


B.S., University of Wisconsin–Madison, Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, 2004
Ph.D., University of Maryland–College Park, Atmospheric & Oceanic Science, 2007
Postdoctoral Fellow, LDEO of Columbia University, Ocean & Climate Physics, 2008–2009

Research Interests

My 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.