Earth & Planetary Sciences Faculty

Nicole Feldl
  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Division Physical & Biological Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Earth & Planetary Sciences Department
  • Phone
  • 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 an 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 focuses on climate dynamics, atmospheric feedbacks and climate sensitivity, and global atmospheric circulations. 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. She teaches courses in atmospheric and climate sciences at the undergraduate and graduate level.