David Karoly

About David Karoly

Who is it?: Australian scientist
Birth Year: 1955
Birth Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Australian
Birth Sign: Leo
Residence: Australia, United Kingdom, United States
Alma mater: University of Melbourne Monash University University of Reading
Known for: Climate change and climate patterns
Fields: Atmospheric sciences
Institutions: University of Melbourne, Monash University, University of Oklahoma
Doctoral students: John T. Allen

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David Karoly was born on 1955 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Australian, is Australian scientist. David Karoly is an internationally acclaimed Australian atmospheric scientist, who has greatly contributed to the field of atmospheric sciences. Completing his studies from the University of Melbourne and later from Monash University and University of Oklahoma, he dedicated his lifetime to the study of climate science. An expert in the field, he conducted his research on climate variability and climate change, including greenhouse climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion and inter-annual climate variations due to El-Nino Southern Oscillations. It is for his excellent take on the subject that he is regarded as the global expert in calculating the dynamics of atmospheric circulation and its variability in Southern Hemisphere. He contributed immensely in the preparation of the Fourth Assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which was released in 2007. Over the years, he has written 7 books, 15 chapters and 96 journal articles on atmospheric studies. Presently, he has dedicated himself to studying the impact of climate change on weather extremes, human and natural systems.
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In the early 1970s David Karoly enrolled in applied mathematics at Monash University, Melbourne, but later became interested in meteorology. In 1980 he was awarded a doctorate in meteorology from the University of Reading in Reading, England.


After returning to Australia, from 1995 to 2000 Karoly became Director of the Cooperative Research Centre for Southern Hemisphere Meteorology at Monash University. Between 2003 and 2007 he was Professor of Meteorology in the School of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma (OU). Since May 2007 he joined the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne.


Karoly has served as a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group 2 (on societal impacts) and he is a member of the faculty of the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne. His work, along with that of the many other lead authors and review editors, contributed to the award of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, which was won jointly by the IPCC and Al Gore. He is member of the board of the Climate Change Authority.