Earth and Planetary Sciences - Professor
Director of the Institute of Earth, Ocean, & Atmospheric Sciences
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Robert Kopp is a Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Associate Director of Rutgers Energy Institute. His work focuses on understanding uncertainty in past and future climate change, with major emphases on sea-level change and on the interactions between physical climate change and the economy. Professor Kopp employs statistical and process models to integrate diverse geological data sets, with the proximal goal of improving understanding of past Earth system states and the ultimate goals of testing and strengthening models of future global change. One area of particular emphasis is using records of past sea-level changes to improve estimates of ice sheet stability and future sea-level change. He is a lead author of Economic Risks of Climate Change: An American Prospectus and a contributing author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report.