Matthew Shupe

Image of Matthew Shupe




Polar Observations and Processes Team




(303) 497-6471


Dr. Matthew Shupe is a research scientists with the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado and NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory. Since the late 1990s his research focus has been largely on Arctic cloud and atmospheric processes and their interactions with the surface, primarily using ground- and aircraft-based observations. Field work has been a major element of this research, including work at numerous Arctic field stations, atop the Greenland Ice Sheet, in mountain environments, and aboard icebreakers in the Arctic sea ice. Matthew is co-Lead of the PSD Polar Observations and Processes research team, a working group chair for the Department of Energy Atmospheric System Research Program, and sits on the U.S. Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) Observing Change Panel. He is currently a lead member of a research consortium that is designing and advocating for MOSAiC, a yearlong international observational and modeling initiative in the central Arctic ice pack that will focus on coupled processes among the Arctic atmosphere, sea ice, ocean, and ecosystem.For more information check out "Five Questions for Matthew Shupe."

Research Interests


  • B.S., Chemistry, Mathematics, University of Puget Sound, 1997
  • M.S., Atmospheric Science, University of Colorado - Boulder, 2006
  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, University of Colorado - Boulder, 2007

Professional Activities