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Mr Paul Krummel

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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 now Research Group Leader, and as the manager of the CSIRO Cape Grim program. He maintains very productive and innovative teams in a time of rapid change, reduced resources and significant external stresses. His teams continue to provide outputs that are highly valued by Australian industries, national and state governments and international organizations (UNEP, WMO, 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 the Greenhouse Gas and Ozone Depleting Substances program 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 more than 165 publications in peer-reviewed journals, books and international reviews.

Other Interests

Strong interest in scientific programming.

Editor of Baseline, 2001-2021.

Current Roles

  • Research Group Leader
    Atmospheric Composition & Chemistry

  • Cape Grim Lead Scientist
    Maintain and develop world-leading long-lived atmospheric greenhouse and ozone depleting gas measurement records at this key global observatory. Use the datasets to estimate regional and global sources and sinks of these gases in support of international treaties and protocols.

  • Member of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) Scientific Advisory Group for Greenhouse Gases
    Provision of advice to the WMO Secretariat for the Atmospheric Environment Research Division on greenhouse gas observations, their quality assurance, data analysis and other relevant science matters.

  • Co-Principal Investigator on the international Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (AGAGE)
    Undertake world-class non-CO2 greenhouse gas measurements at Cape Grim as part of the global AGAGE network. Contribute to the scientific outputs of AGAGE related to emissions estimates of synthetic greenhouse and ozone depleting gases.

Academic Qualifications

  • 1999

    Master of Science, Mathematics & Meteorology
    Monash University

  • 1989

    Bachelor of Applied Science, Physics & Mathematics
    Queensland University of Technology

Professional Experiences

  • 1996-1998

    Visiting Scientist - two visiting scientist appointments to the mesoscale meteorology group, 1996 and again in 1998

Achievements and Awards

  • 2006-2006

    Chief Executive Study Award

  • 2008-2008

    UNEP/WMO Recognition Letter for contributing to the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the IPCC in 200

  • 2010-2018

    Contributed to all of the biannual State of the Climate reports jointly published by CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology

Other highlights

  • 2011-2011

    Invited Expert/Speaker for the 3rd Asian WMO-GAW Workshop on Greenhouse Gases, Seoul, South Korea

  • 2013-2013

    Steering Committee for the Greenhouse Gas Measurement Technology (GGMT-2013) Conference

  • 2015-2015

    Advisory Committee for GGMT-2015

  • 2017-2017

    Advisory Committee for GGMT-2017

  • 2019-2019

    Keynote presenter at the AMOS-ICTMO 2019 Conference in Darwin

  • 2019-2019

    Scientific Advisory Committee for GGMT-2019

  • 2006-2022

    Co-author or contributing author on the 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018 and 2022 WMO/UNEP Scientific Assessments of Ozone Depletion

  • 2021-2021

    Contributing author to IPCC Sixth Assessment Report Working Group I Chapter 2

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2008-present

    Site Office and Laboratory Allocation Committee (Chair since 2016)

  • 2014-present

    O&A CAPEX committee

  • 2019-present

    Deputy Site Leader for the CSIRO Aspendale site

  • 2020-present

    Member of the Aspendale COVID Situation Management Team

  • 2021-present

    Member of the Aspendale HSE committee

  • 2000-present

    Floor Warden

  • 2016-present

    STEM Professionals in Schools, Aspendale Primary School

  • 1991-2001

    Aspendale Social Club Committee (President, 2001)

  • 2002-2007

    Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, CSIRO

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