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Seminar: Monday, April 24,2023

Dr. Kooperman smiles into the camera wearing a blue button up, clean shave, and crew cut. and
Dr. Gabe Kooperman
University of Georgia

Please join us Monday April 24 at 12:40 pm for the UGA Department of Marine Sciences seminar. Dr. Gabe Kooperman, an Assistant Professor in the UGA Department of Geography, will present his work entitled Investigating processes that impact in the hydrological cycle and climate extremes in Earth system models. If anyone would like to meet with the speaker after the talk, please email Dr. Miller to set up a meeting (



Earth system models are an important tool for understanding the climate system and how it may change in response to anthropogenic influences (e.g., greenhouse gas and aerosol emissions). While these models generally capture the large-scale features of the hydrological cycle, there are significant biases for many important characteristics (e.g., precipitation intensity). Improving global-scale models is challenging because critical processes can span an enormous range of scales (e.g., from cloud droplets to global circulation) and involve interactions across components of the climate system (e.g., land-atmosphere coupling). In this talk, I will present a collection of work assessing the representation of the hydrological cycle in Earth system models and applications for understanding the processes that drive future changes in climate extremes (e.g., flooding). This includes the use of emerging modeling methods (e.g., multi-scale and high-resolution techniques), innovative simulations (e.g., isolating the influence of rising CO2 in the atmosphere and surface), and advanced diagnostic tools (e.g., tracking and characterizing convective storms).


The Zoom link for those of you joining from your computers will be Marine Sciences Room 239 and the Skidaway Auditorium will either host the speaker or have a live feed of the talk.


The room will open at 12:25 pm, and the talk will begin at 12:40 pm.

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