Kim Cobb

ADVANCE Professor
School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Climate Change
  • Paleoclimate
  • Pacific Climate
  • Climate and Environmental Policy

Core research

  • Bioengineering and bioscience

Kim Cobb studies paleoclimate and climate change. Her lab's mission is to uncover the mechanisms of global climate change, both natural and anthropogenic, in order to inform projections of future climate change. Her research group focuses primarily on the generation of new high-resolution records of past tropical Pacific climate variability from corals and cave stalagmites, with an emphasis on the last decades to centuries. Through the thoughtful combination of climate models and data, Cobb seeks to characterize natural climate variability in this region and identify climate trends that are associated with anthropogenic climate change.

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