Climate Scientists

David Marshall

An episode of Climate Scientists

By Dan Jones
Informal conversations with climate-relevant researchers
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Ethan Campbell
Physical oceanography PhD student Ethan Campbell joins me to discuss enormous holes in Antarctic sea ice, his recent Nature article on the topic, and (briefly) his pathway into science.
September 15, 2019
Joellen Russell
Professor Joellen Russell joins me to talk about her pathway into oceanography, the SOCCOM project, and life as a professor of biogeochemistry at the University of Arizona.
August 22, 2019
Anna Jones
Tropospheric chemist Anna Jones joins me to talk about her pathway into science, the interplay between ice, snow, ocean, and climate in the polar regions, and her extensive Antarctic fieldwork. 
July 19, 2019
Michael White
How is the field of climate science going to change in the future? Michael White joins me to discuss his role as climate science editor for Nature magazine, his pathway into science, and his continued pathway into publishing.  
June 9, 2019
Eric Wolff
What's it like to drill ice cores in Antarctica? Eric Wolff joins me to discuss ice cores and past climate, the ups and downs of fieldwork, and his pathway into science. 
May 12, 2019
Sam Illingworth
How can scientists and science communicators be more engaging and effective when discussing climate change? Science communication expert Dr Sam Illingworth joins me to discuss the results of The Climate Communication Project (
April 12, 2019
Laure Zanna
Climate scientist / oceanographer Laure Zanna on how machine learning is changing her field, how the ocean redistributes heat and carbon under climate change, and her pathway into science.
March 3, 2019
Joanna Depledge
International climate politics expert Joanna Depledge on the Paris agreement, global environmental negotiations, and the Climate Policy journal.
February 20, 2019
Michael McIntyre
Atmospheric scientist and mathematician Michael McIntyre on clear and effective science communication, the fundamentals of geophysical fluid dynamics, and how science is driven by "model fitting". 
February 3, 2019
Christine Lane
Geochronologist and geographer Christine Lane on the intersection of volcanoes, archaeology, and climate/environmental change, and her pathway into science.
December 16, 2018
Michelle Cain
Climate scientist and Oxford Martin School fellow Michelle Cain joins me to discuss methane, an updated metric for global warming potential, and her pathway into science.
December 2, 2018
Alison Ming
Atmospheric scientist Alison Ming on how volcanoes affect ozone, the dynamics of the stratosphere, and her pathway into science.
November 18, 2018
David Marshall
Physical oceanographer David Marshall joins me to talk about creativity in both science and music, how we represent the effect of small-scale circulation in large-scale climate models, and his pathway into science.
November 4, 2018
Liz Thomas
Paleoclimatologist Liz Thomas on drilling ice cores, the oddities of fieldwork in Antarctica, studying Southern Ocean winds using proxies, and her pathway into science.
October 20, 2018
Bianca Perren
Quaternary paleoecologist Bianca Perren on polar environmental change, using diatoms and other fossils to study past climates, her work with the "Students On Ice" foundation, and her life in science.
October 7, 2018
Alex Archibald
Atmospheric chemist Alex Archibald joins me to talk about his pathway into science, taking measurements aboard the FAAM aircraft, and how trees can impact climate.
September 23, 2018
Yohei Takano
Oceanic oxygen expert Yohei Takano joins me to discuss his pathway into science, his experience navigating different countries/cultures, and the importance of the global oxygen cycle.
September 9, 2018
Scott Hosking
Climate scientist Scott Hosking joins me to talk about his early years in Cornwall, his pathway into science, and how he uses machine learning to understand wind energy (among other things).
August 25, 2018
Alex Brearley
Oceanographer Alex Brearley joins me to talk about measuring mixing in the ocean, his upcoming research cruise, and his pathway into science.
August 12, 2018
Caroline Holmes
Polar climate scientist Caroline Holmes joins me to talk about sea ice in climate models, growing up in a social justice household, and her pathway into science.
July 29, 2018
Kaitlin Naughten
Ocean/ice modeler Kaitlin Naughten joins me to talk about her love of computer programming, her pathway into science, and how processes at the ocean/ice interface are critical for understanding climate change.
July 15, 2018
Heather Ford
Paleoceanographer Heather Ford on her pathway into science, gender inequality in the geosciences, and how mud can teach you about the history of the ocean.
July 1, 2018
Rowan Whittle
Palaeontologist Rowan Whittle joins me to talk about polar ecosystems, Antarctica's surprisingly warm past, and her pathway into science.
June 17, 2018
Emma Boland
Oceanographer Emma Boland joins me to talk about Southern Ocean dynamics, balancing work with parenting, and her pathway into science. (with special guest host Ella Gilbert)
June 3, 2018
Cameron Brick
Social psychologist Cameron Brick stops by to discuss motivation, identity, and climate change communication.
May 20, 2018
Ed Hawkins
Ed Hawkins joins me to talk about his pathway from astrophysics into climate science, his approach to writing and visuals, and his quest to end the rainbow colormap.
May 6, 2018
Pete Davis
Pete Davis joins me to talk about measuring turbulence under ice shelves, doing fieldwork in Antarctica, the intensity of the peer review process, and his pathway into science (with special guest Christian Buckingham).
April 19, 2018
Mike Meredith
Oceanographer Mike Meredith shares his pathway into science and offers his thoughts on writing, creativity, and the social aspects of his field.
March 25, 2018
Andrew Meijers
Oceanographer Andrew Meijers joins me to talk about growing up in Australia, leading research cruises in the Antarctic, and how machine learning is changing climate science.
March 10, 2018
Lynne Talley
Lynne Talley, Professor of Physical Oceanography at Scripps and pillar of the oceanographic community, joins me to talk about her life in science.
February 26, 2018
Huw Griffiths
Marine biologist Huw Griffiths joins me to talk about growing up on the beach, doing science at sea, and the upcoming attempt to examine the newly-opened waters near a calving iceberg.
February 24, 2018
Ella Gilbert
PhD student and champion boxer Ella Gilbert joins me to talk about her careers in both climate science and competitive boxing. The audio is still a little quiet - sorry about that. I'm working to make that better in future episodes.
February 24, 2018
Dave Munday
A conversation I had with oceanographer Dave Munday about his pathway into science, dealing with uncertainty, what it takes to finish a PhD, and dealing with the craziness of conferences. We briefly talk about whether or not conferences should be replaced by virtual meetings - an important but difficult question. This is my first attempt at a podcast. I think it went well overall. We had a genuine, honest conversation and discussed some important ideas. The recording is a little quiet because I was only had one microphone, but it's mostly audible. Dave and I started running out of energy after about an hour, so it gets a little slower at that point. But for a couple of amateurs, I think it's alright. Enjoy. Just to be explicit - the thoughts and opinions expressed here at not necessarily those of our employers! In this podcast, Dave and I represent ourselves only.
February 24, 2018
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