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Kooperman Research Group

Kooperman Research Lab Members posing

Our Mission -  We use advanced Earth system models and innovative simulation techniques to study the water cycle, focusing on a variety of convective storm types and characteristics of precipitation that impact the availability of freshwater, drought, floods, heat, and removal of air pollution.

Current Students - Alison Banks, Alana Cordak, Ashley Cornish, Wei-Ching Hsu

Lab Site-




Our Projects 

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Investigating the role of land-surface conditions on landfalling tropical cyclones and the preceding processes that influence antecedent soil moisture and temperature on S2S timescales

 U.S. Department of Energy: Evaluating the influence of plant-climate interactions and feedbacks on hydrologic cycling: quantifying and validating the roles of plant processes and stomatal conductance 

U.S. Department of Energy: Simulating extreme precipitation in the U.S. in the Energy Exascale Earth System Model: Investigating the importance of representing convective intensity versus dynamic structure 


In the News 

10 students, alumni win NSF Graduate Research Fellowships 


New Interdisciplinary Seed Grants will support UGA’s Great Commitments


UGA part of $10M weather and climate project


Related Courses

ATSC 4100/6100: Programming for Atmospheric Scientists

GEOG 8130: Modeling Earth’s Climate System


Contact Information

Gabe Kooperman



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