Tom Wigley

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Who is Tom Wigley?

Tom Wigley is a climate scientist at the University of Adelaide. He is also affiliated with the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. He was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his major contributions to climate and carbon cycle modeling and to climate data analysis, and because he is "one of the world's foremost experts on climate change and one of the most highly cited scientists in the discipline." His h-index is 64, one of the highest in the discipline. He contributed to many of the reports published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

His published papers include the first paper to demonstrate 20th century warming using both land and marine data, the first paper to include the effects of aerosol cooling on projections of future climate change, the first paper to provide realistic scenarios for the stabilization of atmospheric CO2, and the first paper to use pattern-based methods to identify a significant human influence on the climate. Wigley has also published a number of highly-cited papers in aqueous geochemistry, including a now-standard method for carbon dating of groundwater.

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Also known as
  • Tom Wigley PhD
  • Dr. Tom Wigley
  • University of Adelaide

on July 23, 2013


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