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David Karoly


David Karoly is a Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Melbourne’s School of Earth Sciences.

David completed his BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Mathematics in 1976 from Monash University, and was awarded his PhD in Meteorology from the University of Reading in England in 1980.

From 1995 to 2000 he was the Director of the Cooperative Research Centre for Southern Hemisphere Meteorology at Monash University, and during 2001-02, he was Professor of Meteorology and Head of the School of Mathematical Sciences at Monash University.

From 2003-07 he was the Williams Chair Professor of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma. He returned to Australia in 2007 as an ARC Federation Fellow and Professor of Meteorology at the University of Melbourne, which finished in May 2012.

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