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bill chapman

My research is focused on climate processes and climate change in the Polar Regions.  This work entails analyzing many sources of cryospheric data from observations and model output.  I am currently investigating recent and projected changes in surface air temperatures and sea ice over the Arctic and Antarctic.  Additionally, I have been looking into errors and biases of Global Climate Model (GCM) simulations of the Polar Regions. The research is both exciting and rewarding and I am becoming increasingly interested in novel ways to disseminate scientific results to interested public and policy makers.  You can access a portal to many of the results of my research at :

Research Scientist
Office: 216 Atmospheric Sciences
Phone: (217) 333-6881
E-mail: chapman at
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Curriculum Vitae


  • M.S. Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1988
  • B.S. Math and Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986