Ethan Coffel

Postdoctoral Fellow, Neukom Institute

Ethan studies how climate change is affecting extreme weather and what impacts these changes will have on human societies and natural ecosystems. His tools are climate models, which enable investigation of the behavior of the climate system both in the past and the future. He strives to understand the physical mechanisms driving changes in the climate and to present climate information and its uncertainty clearly to facilitate adaptation planning. He has a PhD from Columbia University, where he studied extreme heat and its impacts on human health and infrastructure.


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  • Northwestern University (BA), 2009 - 2013
  • Grad: Columbia University (PhD), 2013 - 2018