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David Coppin

David Coppin


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  • 2017- : Research Fellow in the Department of Physics, University of Auckland, New Zealand: "Diurnal cycle of precipitation on tropical islands"
  • 2013-2017 : Ph.D in LMD, University Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris 6, France): "Convective aggregation in a general circulation model: physical mechanisms and impact on climate" under the supervision of Sandrine Bony
  • 2010-2013: Graduation from Ecole Normale Supérieure, major in Geosciences, ENS ULM (Paris, France)
  • 2011-2014: Master OACOS (Ocean, Atmosphere, Climate and Spatial Observations), University Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris 6, France)

Professionnal experiences

  • Master 2 internship (6 months) under the supervision of Geneviève Sèze and Sandrine Bony, LMD/University Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris, France): "Impact of the aggregation of convection on the environment of convective systems over the Indian Ocean during the CINDY-DYNAMO campaign"
  • Master 1 internship (5 months) under the supervision of Robert Jr Houze, University of Washington (Seattle, USA): "Microphysical properties of clouds over the equatorial Indian Ocean"
  • Licence 3 internship (1 month) under the supervision of Gilles Ramstein, LSCE (Gif-sur-Yvette, France): "Ice cover over the Groenland in the Pliocene"

Selected publications

Coppin, D., and S. Bony (2017), Internal variability in a coupled general circulation model in radiative-convective equilibrium, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, doi:10.1002/2017GL073658.

Bony, S., B. Stevens, D. Coppin, T. Becker, K. A. Reed, A. Voigt, and B. Medeiros (2016), Thermodynamic control of anvil cloud amount, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi:10.1073/pnas.1601472113.

Coppin, D., and S. Bony (2015), Physical mechanisms controlling the initiation of convective self-aggregation in a General Circulation Model, J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 7, doi:10.1002/2015MS000571.

Tobin, I., S. Bony, C. E. Holloway, J. Y. Grandpeix, G. Sèze, D. Coppin, S. J. Woolnough, and R. Roca (2013), Does convective aggregation need to be represented in cumulus parameterizations? J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 5, 692703, doi:10.1002/jame.20047.



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