Raymond Pierrehumbert

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Who is Raymond Pierrehumbert?

Raymond T. Pierrehumbert is Louis Block Professor in Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago. He was a lead author on the IPCC Third Assessment Report, and a co-author of the National Research Council report on abrupt climate change. He was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 1996, which was used to launch collaborative work on the climate of Early Mars with collaborators in Paris. He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, and has been named Chevalier de l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the Republic of France.

Pierrehumbert's central research interest is how climate works as a system and developing idealized mathematical models to be used to address questions of climate science such as how the earth kept from freezing over: the faint young sun paradox. Current interests include climate of extrasolar planets.

Pierrehumbert also contributes to RealClimate.

Pierrehumbert is married to Janet Pierrehumbert, a professor of linguistics at Northwestern University.

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Also known as
  • Raymond T. Pierrehumbert
  • United States of America
  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    ( - 1980/03)
  • University of Chicago
Lived in
  • Chicago

on July 23, 2013


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