Claudia Tebaldi


Pacific Northwest National Lab

Claudia Tebaldi has been working on climate change science since the early 2000s. She is a statistician by training and has always enjoyed working on problems that involve signal-to-noise analysis. These have been mainly centered around uncertainty characterization in future projections, with focus on changes at the regional scale, particularly in extremes, and observation-based detection and attribution studies.  She is keen to connect her work on the physical changes of the climate system to impact studies and risk assessment.

Dr. Tebaldi was a staff scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), and Climate Central Inc. and joined the Joint Global Change Research Institute, a division of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory affiliated to University of Maryland in 2019.

Dr. Tebaldi was a Lead Author for Working Group 1 (The Physical Science Basis) of the Fifth and Sixth Assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and a Contributing Author for Working Group 1 and 2 (Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability) of the Fourth IPCC Assessment. She is an author of the 5th US National Climate Assessment (NCA5) due to be released this fall. She maintains an affiliation to Climate Central, a non-profit, non-advocacy science-communication organization dedicated to educating the US public to the impacts of climate change and its solutions.