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Keith W. Dixon

research meteorologist
Climate Impacts & Extremes Group
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Office of Oceanic & Atmospheric Research
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
US Department of Commerce
Princeton, New Jersey USA

contact info:


postal address:
Keith Dixon
201 Forrestal Road
Princeton, NJ 08540-6649
[Keith Dixon NOAA/GFDL photo Nov 2010]

things related to some of
my climate research activities
things related to some of my
communications & outreach activities

• GFDL's Statistical Downscaling Research Team's efforts: Web page at GFDL describing our team's efforts to systematically evaluate the performance characteristics of Empirical Statistical Downscaling methods.

• Recipient of the first NOAA Science Communicator Award
— the Dr. Daniel L. Albritton Outstanding Science Communicator Award

• GFDL's PI for the DOI South-Central Climate Science Center: Web page at GFDL describing GFDL's role in the South-Central CSC 

Public Speaker on the Science of Climate Change

Online bibliography

Museum Collaborations

Ocean circulation features of the GFDL CM2.6 and CM2.5 high-resolution global climate models: Web pages and poster describing some of the High Resolution Climate Modeling efforts of the GFDL Climate Change, Variability, & Prediction Group.

GFDL Climate Research Highlights Two–page Research Summaries & Graphics Galleries I helped assemble to coincide with the release of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report

• Sensitivity of the North Atlantic Ocean Circulation to an Abrupt Change in the Nordic Sea Overflow in a High Resolution Global Coupled Climate Model: Web page with animations, graphics, & links to this GFDL CM2.5 climate model paper (JGR_Oceans) 

Climate Modeling 101 Videos & Audio mp3s that I helped develop

Assessing the predictability of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation and associated fingerprints, Msadek, Dixon, Delworth, & Hurlin (2010), Geophysical Research Letters.

Broadcast, Print, & Electronic Media Experiences


• Decadal Climate Predictability:
from the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Decadal Prediction - Can It Be Skillful?

Participant in the ten day American Meteorological Society's Summer Policy Colloquium (June 2008)