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Darin Scott Comeau

Darin Comeau

Phone (505) 667-3087


  • Computational Physics and Applied Mathematics
  • Uncertainty quantification
  • Earth and Space Sciences
  • Climate, Ocean, and Sea Ice Modeling (COSIM) project


High dimensional data analysis, statistical and predictive modeling, and uncertainty quantification, with particular applications to climate science, as well as process-based modeling of the cryosphere.


PhD, Applied Mathematics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2013.

MS, Applied Mathematics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2008.

MA, Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2005.

BA, Mathematics, New York University, New York, NY, 2002.


LANL Positions

Scientist,  CCS-2, Climate, Ocean, and Sea Ice Modeling (COSIM) group. July 2018 - present

Postdoctoral Research Associate,  CCS-2, Climate, Ocean, and Sea Ice Modeling (COSIM) group. June 2016 - June 2018

Graduate Research Associate, T-3, Climate, Ocean, and Sea Ice Modeling (COSIM) group. May - August 2012; May - August 2011; June - August 2009.



Comeau, D., Zhao, Z., Giannakis, D., & Majda, A. J. (2017). Data-driven prediction strategies for low-frequency patterns of North Pacific climate variability. Climate Dynamics, 48(5), 1855-1872, doi:10.1007/s00382-016-3177-5.
Comeau, D., Kurtze, D. A., & Restrepo, J. M. (2016). A conceptual model of oceanic heat transport in the Snowball Earth scenario. Earth Systems Dynamics, 7(4), 937–951, doi: 10.5194/esd-7-937-2016.
Restrepo, J. M., Venkataramani, S., Comeau, D., & Flaschka, H. (2014). Defining a trend for time series using the intrinsic time-scale decomposition. New Journal of Physics, 16(8), 085004.
Hunke, E. C., & Comeau, D. (2011). Sea ice and iceberg dynamic interaction. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 116(C5).