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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 (2018), On the Interplay Between Convective Aggregation, Surface Temperature Gradients, and Climate Sensitivity, J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., doi:10.1029/2018MS001406

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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