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Biographical entry Karoly, David John (1955 - )

Professor

Born
12 July 1955
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Meteorologist

Summary

David John Karoly is an internationally recognised expert in climate change and climate variability. As an expert in greenhouse climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion and yearly climate variations resulting from the El Nino events, he was intensely involved in preparation of the 2007 Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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From August 1995, David Karoly was Director of the Cooperative Research Centre for Southern Hemisphere Meteorology at Monash University until it closed in June 2000. He then was Professor of Meteorology and Head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Monash University. David Karoly joined the School of Earth Sciences, The University of Melbourne, in May 2007.

He is a member of the Climate Change Authority in Australia, the Science Advisory Panel to the Australian Climate Commission, the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, and the Joint Scientific Committee, which supervises the World Climate Research Programme.

Events

c. 1976
Education - Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons)) completed at Monash University in Clayton, Victoria
1980
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Reading, UK
c. 1981
Award - Meteorology Prize received from the University of Reading for session 1980-1981
1981 - 1983
Career position - Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Australian Numerical Meteorology Research Centre (ANMRC) at CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)
1983 - 2001
Career position - Lecturer then Senior Lecturer and Reader in Mathematics at Monash University
December 1984 - June 1985
Career position - Scientific Visitor at The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, USA
August 1988 - July 1989
Career position - Visiting Research Scientist at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton University, USA
1993
Award - Meisinger Award received from the American Meteorological Society
July 1993 - September 1994
Career position - Acting Professor and Interim Director of the Cooperative Research Centre for Southern Hemisphere Meteorology at Monash University (fifteen months)
1994 - 1995
Career position - Visiting Scientist at the Hadley Centre, Meteorological Office in Bracknell, UK (nine months)
1995 - 2000
Career position - Director of the Cooperative Research Centre for Southern Hemisphere Meteorology, and Professorial Fellow at Monash University
1996 -
Career position - Member of the Australian Academy of Sciences National Committee for Climate and Global Change
1998 -
Career position - Member of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) / Climate Variability Research Program (CLIVAR) Working Group on Climate Change Detection
1998 -
Career position - Member of the Medical and Scientific Committee of the Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria
1998
Award - Norbert Gerbier - MUMM Prize received from the World Meteorological Organization
1999 -
Award - Fellow of the American Meteorological Society
1999 -
Career position - Chair of the Course Advisory Committee of the Grad. Dip. Met. at the Bureau of Meteorology Training Centre
2000 -
Career position - Member of the Australian Antarctic Sciences Advisory Committee
2001 -
Career position - Professor of Meteorology at Monash University
2001 -
Career position - Head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Monash University

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