ALUM: no longer at INSTAAR

Riley Brady

PhD, 2021

  • DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellow

Departments / Academic Programs


  • PhD, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences: University of Colorado Boulder, 2021
  • MS, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences: University of Colorado Boulder, 2018
  • BS, Marine Science (Physical Oceanography): University of South Carolina, 2016
  • Minor in German: Otto-Friedrich Universität Bamberg, 2014

Research Programs, Labs, and Groups

Contact Information

(Office) 303-735-5689

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Ocean biogeochemistry, Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems, Earth System Model analysis, data visualization.

Research Interests

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.


You can find an up-to-date copy of my CV here:


  • Runner-up, Data Visualization and Storytelling Competition, American Geophysical Union, 2019
  • First Place in "Oceanography", Earth System & Space Science Poster Conference, 2016
  • Computational Science Graduate Fellow, Department of Energy, 2016
  • Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, University of South Carolina, 2016
  • Outstanding Undergraduate in Marine Science, University of South Carolina, 2016
  • Outstanding Senior Award, University of South Carolina, 2016
  • Best Student Talk Award, Eastern Pacific Ocean Conference, 2015
  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, United States Congress, 2015
  • Ernest F. Hollings Scholar, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2014
  • Outstanding Student Presentation Award, Ocean Sciences Meeting, 2014
  • McNair Scholar, University of South Carolina, 2012
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