Matthew Shupe

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Boundary Layer Observations and Processes




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Dr. Matthew Shupe is a research scientists with the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado and NOAA Physical Sciences Laboratory. Since the late 1990s his research focus has been largely on Arctic cloud and atmospheric processes and their interactions with radiation and the surface energy budget. Observational field work has been a major element of this research, including work at numerous Arctic field stations, atop the Greenland Ice Sheet, in mountain environments, and aboard icebreakers in the Arctic sea ice. The observational efforts have been combined with numerous modeling perspectives to enhance process understanding and assess model representations. Matthew is a member of the U.S. Department of Energy Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee, and is currently serving as a Mercator Fellow for a German research consortium on Arctic Amplification. He is a co-coordinator of the MOSAiC expedition, a yearlong international observational and modeling initiative in the central Arctic ice pack that focused on coupled processes among the Arctic atmosphere, sea ice, ocean, and ecosystem.

Research Interests


  • B.S., Chemistry, Mathematics, University of Puget Sound, 1997
  • M.S., Atmospheric Science, University of Colorado - Boulder, 2006
  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, University of Colorado - Boulder, 2007

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