Professor of Regional Climate Modeling, Dept. of Land, Air, and Water Resources
Ben Kirtman, Chair
University of Miami
Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences RSMAS/MPO
Dr. Kirtman uses complex coupled ocean atmosphere general circulation models to investigate the predictability of the climate system on time scales from days-to-decades and to study the influence of tropical variability on mid-latitude predictability.
California Institute of Technology Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering
Dr. Bordoni's research interests are in atmospheric dynamics, with a special emphasis on understanding the coupling between larger-scale circulations and the hydrological cycle. She is particularly interested in tropical circulations, such as Hadley and monsoonal circulations, because of their intimate coupling with moist convection and rainfall, and the variety of scales they embody. She makes use of observations and models of different complexity, and emphasize theoretically-based approaches that allow for conceptual understanding.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Division Director, Accelerator for Climate, Energy, and Environment Solutions
Dr. Collins is an internationally recognized expert in climate modeling and climate change science. He is the Director of the Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division for the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area the the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a Professor in Residence in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science at the University of California-Berkeley, and the founding Director of the Accelerator for Climate, Energy, and Environment Solutions. Dr. Collins is a Coordinating Lead Author of the Sixth Assessment of the IPCC, a Lead Author of the Fifth IPCC Assessment, and a Lead and Collaborating Author of the Fourth IPCC Assessment, for which the IPCC was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He is a Fellow of the AAAS and APS.
UCLA Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Dr. Neelin's research involves interactions between different pieces of the climate system, starting with ocean-atmosphere interaction and later spreading to some of the other interactions that must be understood as fully coupled processes. Tropical climate variability has been a major area of endeavor; in particular the complex interaction between the large-scale tropical atmosphere and moist convection.
University of California, Berkeley
Associate Professor in Statistics
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Faculty Scientist in the Department of Data Science and Technology
His research focuses on creating tools for modern computational research and data science across domain disciplines, with an emphasis on high-level languages, interactive and literate computing, and reproducible research. Today, he is particularly interested in the intersection of physical models and machine learning in geoscience, building tools to address scientific problems of social relevance such as climate change. He created IPython while a graduate student in 2001 and co-founded its successor, Project Jupyter. The Jupyter team collaborates openly to create the next generation of tools for human-driven computational exploration, data analysis, scientific insight and education.
University of Washington Director, Program on Climate Change Professor of Oceanography; Adjunct Professor Physics and Atmospheric Sciences
Dr. Thompson’s research concerns the roles that the oceans and ocean dynamics in particular play in climate variability. She utilizes analytical models of ocean circulation and numerical models of the coupled ocean-atmosphere system to explore the coupling of oceanic changes to storms and sea-ice, and the storage of carbon.