Riley Brady

  • Program Year: 2
  • Academic Institution: University of Colorado
  • Field of Study: Atmospheric and Oceanic Dynamics
  • Academic Advisor: Nicole Lovenduski
  • Practicum(s): Practicum Not Yet Completed
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Marine Science, University of South Carolina, 2016
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Summary of Research

I analyze output from state-of-the-art Earth System Models (ESMs) to understand the impacts of internal climate variability and anthropogenic climate change on regional ocean biogeochemistry. In particular, I focus on carbon dynamics and carbonate chemistry in Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems. My toolkit generally includes multi-model and single-model climate ensembles, which I use in quantifying uncertainty in long-term projections. On occasion, I assess satellite and in situ products, but am most eager to use supercomputers in my work. My end goal for any project is to use proper data visualization, typography, and communication to make my science accessible to anyone.


Brady R.X., M.A. Alexander, R.R. Rykaczewski, and N.S. Lovenduski (2017), Emergent anthropogenic trends in California Current upwelling, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, doi:10.1002/2017GL072945.


Academic Honors:
2016 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award
2016 Outstanding Undergraduate in Marine Science
2016 DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellow
2015 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar
2013 Ernest F. Hollings Scholar
2012 McNair Scholar

Presentation Awards:
2016 1st Place in Oceanography: Earth System & Space Science Poster Conference.
2015 Best Student Talk Award: Eastern Pacific Ocean Conference.
2014 Outstanding Student Presentation Award: Ocean Sciences Meeting. (Poster)