David Karoly

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David J. Karoly
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Participating climate change debate at Hawthorn, Australia
Born 1955
Residence Australia, United Kingdom, United States
Nationality Australian
Fields Atmospheric sciences
Institutions University of Melbourne, Monash University, University of Oklahoma
Alma mater University of Melbourne
Monash University
University of Reading
Doctoral students John T. Allen
Known for Climate change and climate patterns

David John Karoly (born 1955) is an Australian atmospheric scientist. He is an expert in climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion, and climate variations due to the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO).[1]

Karoly has served as a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group 2 (on societal impacts) – the IPCC acknowledged that 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, – and he is a member of the faculty of the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne.[2] He is member of the board of the Climate Change Authority.[3]

Education and academic career[edit]

In the early 1970s David Karoly enrolled in applied mathematics at Monash University, Melbourne, but later became interested in meteorology.[4] In 1980 he was awarded a doctorate in meteorology from the University of Reading in Reading, England.[5]

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).[2] Since May 2007 he joined the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne.[4]


  1. ^ ABC: The Drum, retrieved 27 June 2011
  2. ^ a b University of Melbourne: Profile, retrieved 27 June 2011
  3. ^ Greg Combet (21 June 2012). "Strong Board appointed for Climate Change Authority". Media Release. Australian Government. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Adam Morton: Coming down to earth, in The Age, 16 August 2008
  5. ^ University of Melbourne: Find and expert, retrieved 27 June 2011

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