Joshua Coupe
Graduate Student, Atmospheric Science
Rutgers University
e-mail: josh.coupe@rutgers.edu
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[8/29/19 Update] If you're here from a news article on my recently published paper on the climatic consequences of a US-Russia nuclear war, sorry this site is in disarray. I mostly use this site to organize some of my research and I didn't anticipate the traffic. Any questions about the work I just published or about the climate impacts of nuclear war in general, feel free to send me an e-mail at josh.coupe@rutgers.edu

Graduate research projects
Advisor: Alan Robock

1. July 2017 - July 2019: Analysis of 150 Tg Nuclear Winter simulations using WACCM vs. GISS ModelE
Analysis of 150 Tg black carbon injection into 150 - 300 mb layer over the US and Russia using CESM-WACCM4 and comparing it to Robock et al [2007] simulation using GISS ModelE. Submitted to JGR: Atmospheres 2/20/19. Accepted July 23rd, 2019.
Analysis.
Manuscript link.




2. January 2018 - June 2018: Analysis of pyrocumulonimbus event over British Columbia in August 2017 using WACCM.
Animations


3. October 2018 - Present: Nuclear Nino
Analysis of strong El Nino conditions that develop following the injection of black carbon into the upper troposphere / lower stratosphere.
Analysis.



4. January 2018 - Present: Nuclear Winter Warming
Analysis of Eurasian warming during the winters following the injection of black carbon into the upper troposphere / lower stratosphere.
Analysis.



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RUTG temperature forecast:
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RUTG snow forecast:




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Maps of snow storm totals
2017-2018 season

2018-2019 season

Nov. 15th - Nov. 16th, 2018


NOHRSC Analysis for Jan 19th-20th, 2019 Snow Storm



NOHRSC Analysis for Nov. 15th - Nov. 16th Snow Storm
NOHRSC Analysis for Jan 19th-20th, 2019 Snow Storm





Past work:

Undergraduate

1. April 2015: Computational Methods for Meteorology: A Statistical Analysis of the North Atlantic Oscillation.
Analysis of the influence of the North Atlantic Oscillation on local temperature and precipitation patterns using statistical tools within Python.
a. Write-up:HTML
b. Code and data used.


2. October 2015: Climate Dynamics: Impacts of Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential Changes between 1993 and 2012.
Examination of variations in Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential (TCHP) for the major ocean basins between 1993 and 2012 using the GLORYS reanalysis dataset.
a. Write-up:HTML.
b. Code and data available upon request.
c. Download PPT presentation.



3. November 2015: Dynamics of Marine Ecosystems: The Consequences of Eddies on Biological Productivity: Western versus Eastern Boundary Currents.
a. Write-up:PDF


4. January 2016 - April 2016: Ethics in Science: The Effects of Ground Level Ozone on Children with Asthma: An Analysis of Ambient Ozone and its Correlation with Asthma Related Hospitalizations in Children.
a. Write-up: Word Doc HTML
b. Code and data available upon request.


5. April 2016: Tropical Meteorology: Tropical Cyclone Variability in the Western Pacific since 1993.
a. Write-up: PDF Word Doc HTML
b. Code and data available upon request.
c. Download PPT presentation.



6. June 2015 - May 2016: George H. Cook Honors Thesis: Eddy Characteristics in an Ocean Model Reanalysis.
Advisor: Enrique Curchiser
Applied existing detection and tracking algorithm for oceanic eddies and applied it to the GLORYS ocean reanalysis dataset for the period 1993-2012, then examined potential reasons for seasonal and interannual variability in eddy characteristics such as size, intensity, and duration.
a. Write-up: PDF Word Doc HTML
b. Code and data available upon request.
c. Download PPT presentation.




Graduate

1. November 2016: Physical Climatology: Analysis of the effect of Eurasian snow cover on North American winter temperatures.
a. Write-up: PDF Word Doc HTML
b. Code and data available upon request.
c. Download PPT presentation.



2. April 2016: Geophysical Data Analysis: The Reconstruction of SDHN4 Wind Data Using A Multiple Linear Regression.
a. Write-up: PDF Word Doc HTML
b. Code and data available upon request.
c. Download PPT presentation.