Advisory Board

The Advisory Board

RASMUS BENESTAD

is a senior scientist at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute. His research interests include climate change and variations, analysis, and bridging the gap between model calculations and observations. He is one coordinating lead author for the report Adaptive Actions in a Changing Arctic commissioned by AMAP/The Arctic Council, and has served as a council member of European Meteorological Society as well as in the CORDEX Task Force on Regional Climate Downscaling. He also assisted with editorial work on the European Academies Science Advisory Council report on extreme weather in Europe, and been a part of influential blog RealClimate.org.

 

RUDOLF BRÁZDIL

is a Professor of Physical Geography at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. His areas of research interest include historical climatology, climatology of the instrumental period, homogenization and analysis of long-term climatological series, historical hydrology, and hydro-meteorological extremes. He was and is a principal investigator of many scientific projects supported by the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic. He is also an author or co-author of 330 reviewed scientific articles, books or book chapters.

 

ANNE GRAHAM

is the Librarian of Civil & Environmental Engineering and GIS at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She works with faculty and student researchers to discover and provide literature and data for projects encompassing the fields of Energy and Environment, Transportation and Mechanics and Materials, Geographic Information Systems, and Patent Literature. Previous to her appointment in the MIT Libraries, Anne was a hydrogeologist working at the intersection of agriculture, water conservation and land use, leading field operations for groundwater investigation and remediation. Anne is a member of American College & Research Libraries, a division of the American Libraries Association.

 

GABRIELE HEGERL

is a Professor of Climate System Science at the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests include methods for detecting, attributing and understanding observed climate variability and change, with a focus on climatic extremes and precipitation, climate sensitivity, and variability and change during the last millennium. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and a recipient of their Wolfson Research Merit Award.

 

 

EIGIL KASS

is Professor of Meteorology and Climate Dynamics at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. His interests are in general climate physics, climate dynamics, meteorology, numerical methods used in geophysical fluid dynamics and climate modeling, and methods for integrating atmospheric dynamics and chemistry.

 

 

 

NEVILLE NICHOLLS

is a Professor in the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment at Monash University His research has included using the El Niño – Southern Oscillation to predict climate variations including droughts and seasonal tropical cyclone activity, documenting climate and weather impacts on agriculture, ecosystems, and human health, and developing and analyzing data sets for monitoring climate variations and change. Prior to joining Monash University in 2006, Nicholls spent 35 years in climate research in the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. In 2005 he was awarded the FitzRoy Prize of the Royal Meteorological Society. He is an elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (of which he is also a past-president).

 

RICHARD B. NORGAARD

is Professor Emeritus of Energy and Resources at the University of California, Berkeley. One of the founders of the field of ecological economics, his research interests include climate change and the rights of future generations; environment, equity, and development; the coevolution of social and environmental systems; and the history of science, especially economics. Norgaard was an invited expert to the scoping meeting of the 5th IPCC Assessment and a lead author in Working Group 3 (Mitigation of Climate Change).

 

ROGER PIELKE, JR.

is a Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado and a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES). His research focuses on science, innovation, and politics. Pielke is a recipient of the Public Service Award from the Geological Society of America (2012) and has an honorary doctorate from Linköping University in Sweden. He is also author, co-author or co-editor of seven books, including The Honest Broker: Making Sense of Science in Policy and Politics, The Climate Fix: What Scientists and Politicians Won't Tell you About Global Warming, and The Rightful Place of Science: Disasters and Climate Change.

 

TOSHIO YAMAGATA

is Director of the Applications Laboratory at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science at the University of Tokyo. His research interests include modeling and analysis of ocean-atmosphere coupled phenomena including ENSO, recently discovered IOD; simulation of ocean variability using a high-resolution ocean general circulation; and modeling of nonlinear planetary vortices. Yamagata is a fellow member of American Meteorological Society, American Geophysical Union, and Japan Geoscience Union.

 

TIANJUN ZHOU

is a professor at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is the Assistant Director of IAP and the Deputy Director of the State Key Laboratory of Numerical Modeling for Atmospheric Sciences and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (LASG). He leads the development of the FGOALS climate system model at LASG/IAP. His personal research focuses on coupled atmosphere-ocean modelling, climate dynamics, climate change and variability, with particular emphasis on East Asia and the monsoons. Tianjun Zhou was co-chair of the CLIVAR Asian-Australian Monsoon Panel (AAMP) from 2013 to 2014 and is currently a member of the GEWEX/CLIVAR Monsoons Panel, a member of CLIVAR/SPARC SSG, and member of GEWEX Data and Assessment Panel (GDAP). He also served as Lead Author of the IPCC WG1 AR5. He received AMS Journal of Climate Editors’ award in 2012. He has published about 150 papers in international SCI(E) journals. His Web of Science Core Collection H-index is 32.

 

FRANCIS ZWIERS

is Director, President, and CEO of the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium at the University of Victoria. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Victoria and in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science of Simon Fraser University. His expertise is in the application of statistical methods to the analysis of observed and simulated climate variability and change. Zwiers is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and of the American Meteorological Society, a recipient of the Patterson Medal, has served as an IPCC Coordinating Lead Author of the Fourth Assessment Report, and is an elected member of the IPCC Bureau.