David Karoly is an internationally renowned Australian atmospheric scientist who has made significant contributions to the subject. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in climate science from the University of Melbourne, as well as Monash University and the University of Oklahoma. He studied climate variability and change, particularly greenhouse climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion, and inter-annual climatic fluctuations caused by El-Nino Southern Oscillations, as an authority in the subject. He is considered as the global specialist in calculating the dynamics of atmospheric circulation and its variability in the Southern Hemisphere due to his superior understanding of the issue. He made a significant contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fourth Assessment Report, which was published in 2007. He has produced 7 books, 15 chapters, and 96 journal papers on atmospheric studies over the years. He is currently focusing his research on the effects of climate change on weather extremes, human systems, and natural systems.
Childhood and Adolescence
David Karoly was born in Sydney, Australia, on July 12, 1955. His family, parents, and early life are all unknown.
In the early 1970s, after finishing his preparatory studies, he enrolled at Monash University in Melbourne to study applied mathematics.
However, he gained an interest in meteorology later in life and went on to study it at the University of Reading in Reading, England.
He received his Ph.D. in meteorology from the University of Reading in 1980.
He returned to Australia after receiving his Ph.D. and worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Australian Numerical Meteorology Research Center at CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) for two years, from 1981 to 1983.
In 1983, he returned to Monash University as a Senior Lecturer and Reader in Mathematics, his alma school. Until 2001, he held the role for seventeen years. Meanwhile, he held a variety of key roles at the same time.
He worked as a scientific guest at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, from December 1984 to June 1985. In addition, from August 1988 to July 1989, he worked as a visiting research scientist at Princeton University’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory.
He was the acting professor and interim director of Monash University’s Cooperative Research Centre for Southern Hemisphere Meteorology from July 1993 to September 1994.
Between 1994 and 1995, he was assigned to the Hadley Centre of the Meteorological Office in Bracknell, where he worked as a visiting scientist.
He was appointed Director of the Cooperative Research Centre for Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Professorial Fellow at Monash University in 1995, a position he held for the next five years.
He then became a member of a number of distinguished organizations. He was elected to the National Committee on Climate and Global Change of the Australian Academy of Sciences in 1996.
He joined the World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) Climate Variability Research Program (CLIVAR) Working Group on Climate Change Detection two years later, in 1998. He joined the Medical and Scientific Committee of the Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria the same year.
In 1999, he became the chair of the Grad. Dip. Met Course Advisory Committee at the Bureau of Meteorology Training Centre. In addition, he was a member of the Australian Antarctic Sciences Advisory Committee in 2000.
He became a professor of meteorology at Monash University in 2001. He was elevated to Head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Monash University in the same year.
He was a Professor of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma’s School of Meteorology from 2003 to 2007. He has worked with the University of Melbourne’s School of Earth Sciences since May 2007.
He made a significant contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fourth Assessment Report, which was published in 2007.
He is currently a member of Australia’s Climate Change Authority, which was founded in 2012 and works as an independent body studying and providing expert advice on the operation of Australia’s carbon price, emission reduction targets, and other Australian Government climate change mitigation initiatives.
He is also a member of the Australian Climate Commission’s Science Advisory Panel, the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, and the Joint Scientific Committee, which oversees the World Climate Research Programme’s operations.
Achievements & Awards
In his lifetime, he received various honors, including the American Meteorological Society’s Clarence Leroy Meisinger Award in 1993 and the World Meteorological Organization’s Norbert Gerbier-MUMM International Award in 1998.
For his excellent contributions to the field of meteorological sciences, he was named a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society in 1999.
Estimated Net worth
David Karoly is one of the wealthiest scientists and one of the most well-known. David Karoly’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million.