Earth & Planetary Sciences Faculty

Nicole Feldl
  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Division Physical & Biological Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Earth & Planetary Sciences Department
  • Phone
    831-459-3693
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Earth & Marine Sciences, A247
  • Mail Stop Earth and Planetary Sciences

Summary of Expertise

Atmospheric Sciences, Climate Dynamics

Biography, Education and Training

Nicole Feldl is a climate dynamicist and Assistant Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at University of California, Santa Cruz. She earned a B.S. in Geological Sciences from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an M.S. in Geological Sciences from the University of Colorado, and a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington. She joined the UC Santa Cruz faculty in 2016 after a postdoctoral fellowship at the California Institute of Technology. Professor Feldl's research interests include climate feedbacks and climate sensitivity, large-scale atmosphere and ocean circulations, and Arctic amplification of climate change. In 2018, she was awarded an NSF CAREER grant to support her research on polar climate feedbacks and to design and develop a learning game about climate science.

Teaching Interests

EART 12 Intro to Weather and Climate

EART 121 The Atmosphere

EART 124 Modeling Earth's Climate

EART 290L Topics in Climate Change

EART 290M Topics in Atmospheric Science