Charles works on problems concerning the use of data to test physics-based numerical models of the atmosphere, ocean, and cryosphere — particularly for phenomena involving their interactions. Some example problems he has worked on include abrupt climate change, the origin of ice age climate cycles, and projections of future climate and sea level rise. Charles’ research involves collaborating with other scientists and statisticians to develop tools for quantifying uncertainties in models and data.
climate change, uncertainty quantification, sea level
Ph.D., University of Chicago
B.S., Haverford College