Atmospheres @ UVic

I am an Associate Professor in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, and cross-listed in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Victoria, British Columbia.

Our awesome location, in a rainshaddowed pocket of warm summer medditerranean climate nestled within the rainforest that grows where Pacific air meets the Coast Ranges, is in the traditional territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən (Coast Salish) peoples.

I'm a theoretician intersted in the state of the atmosphere as a window to the world. Some questions my research addresses are

  • What are the climate states of Earth?

  • What has controlled the evolution of Earth's climate and atmospheric composition?

  • How do water vapour and cloud change?

I use a toolkit which incompases a spectrum of climate models, geochemical models, and remotely sensed observations of Earth's atmosphere.

My pre-UVic background is: Undergraduate Meteorology and Oceanography in the Schools of Environmental Sciences and Mathematics at the University of East Anglia, PhD Environmental Sciences at UEA (again), NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow at NASA Ames Research Center Space Planetary Systems Branch, and Research Associate in the Virtual Planetary Laboratory (part of the then NASA Astrobiology Institute) in the Astronomy department at the University of Washington

Interested in working with me? See information for prospective students.

I can be contacted at czg (at) uvic (dot) ca.