Paul Krummel joined CSIRO in 1990. His initial work at CSIRO (with colleagues) was on the development and implementation of a soil-canopy scheme into the CSIRO general circulation models (GCMs) at the time, with validation of key parameters against observations. In 1994 his focus shifted to cloud physics and boundary layer processes, in which he was heavily involved in five major aircraft measurement campaigns during the 1994-1998 period.
Since 1999, he has been a member of the CSIRO Greenhouse and Ozone Depleting Gases team, with a wide range of responsibilities. He has played, and continues to play, a significant role in science management in CSIRO as Team, Stream and Research Group Leader, and as the manager of the CSIRO Cape Grim program. He maintains a very productive and innovative team in a time of rapid change, reduced resources and significant external stresses. His team continues to provide outputs that are highly valued by Australian industries, national and state governments and international organizations (UNEP, IPCC) that deliver underpinning science for policy development. On an annual basis he provides Antarctic ozone “hole” alert information to Australian stakeholders and the public.
Paul is a Cape Grim Lead Scientist for two programs: 1) Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and 2) Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases and is a member of the international WMO/GAW Scientific Advisory Group for Greenhouse Gases. He is the Australian Principal Investigator on the international Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (AGAGE) and has been an AGAGE team member since 2000, with particular responsibilities for data QA/QC, inter-laboratory comparisons, and time series analysis and interpretation. His main science focus is on the analysis and research into atmospheric trace species relating to global trends, seasonal cycles, growth rates and emissions of greenhouse and ozone depleting gases. He is an author/co-author on 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals, books and international reviews.
Research Group Leader
Atmospheric Composition & Chemistry