Research Climate Scientists
A Research Climate
Scientist is a
person who is currently doing research in climatology. For
purposes of this page the primary evidence that a person is doing
current research is that he/she has published one or more peer-reviewed
some area related to climate science within the past few years.
Membership in a climate research group would also help but is
a requirement. It is not the objective of the author to make
a complete list by any means. But it is a list of researchers
have come to the attention of the author during his study of the
climate and of global warming. The comments about each person
normally from the researcher's own website. And, normally, a
of his/her publications can be found on that website.
have been a professor in the Department of The
Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago since 1993. I have
worked on a wide range of topics pertaining to the global carbon cycle
and its relation to global climate, with special focus on ocean
sedimentary processes such as CaCO3 dissolution
and methane hydrate formation, and their impact on the evolution of
Caspar M. Ammann,
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Climate and Global
Dynamics Division. Has refereed publications with titles of
simulations of the 20th-Century with the PCM", "Coupled
the 20th century including external forcing", plus many
Interim NSIDC Director, Senior Research Scientist, Associate Professor
of Geography, Adjunct, University of Colorado at Boulder, CIRES Fellow,
PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1985. Specialties: Remote
sensing of snow, ice, and frozen ground; physical
and mechanical properties of snow; snow cover and glacier mass/extent
as indicators of climate change.
Franz-W. Badeck, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
. Research Interests:
Modelling of gas exchange, growth and competition at the
organisational levels of organs, whole plants, stands and ecosystems.
My work on forest growth and succession at PIK is part of the ForEVAS project . My work on global vegetation modelling at PIK is part of the development of the LPJ model
. In the working group of Gundolf Kohlmaier I participated in the
development and application of the Frankfurt Biosphere Model (FBM)
Andrew Barrett, Research
Scientist at NSIDC. Specialties: Arctic
and mountain hydrology; glacier hydrology; hydrological modeling;
western United States water resources
Roger G. Barry, Director,
World Data Center for Glaciology, Boulder, Distinguished Professor of
Geography, University of Colorado at Boulder, CIRES Fellow, PhD,
University of Southampton, UK, 1965. Specialties: Arctic
climate; cryosphere-climate interactions; mountain climate; climate
Earth System Analysis - Research Domain I, Potsdam Institute for
Climate Impact Research (PIK) Research Interests:
Earth System Modelling, Paleo-Climatology, Anthropogenic
Climate Changes, Atmospheric Radiation
Rasmus E. Benestad.
I am a physicist by training and have affiliations with the Norwegian Meteorological Institute
(met.no) and the Oslo Climate Group (OCG)
[My views here are personal and may not necessarily represent those of
RegClim, OCG, met.no, or the mentioned
societies]. I have a D.Phil in physics from Atmospheric, Oceanic
& Planetary Physics at Oxford University
in the United Kingdom. Recent work involve a good deal of statistics
(empirical-statistical downscaling, trend analysis, model validation,
extremes and record values), but I have also had some experience with
electronics, cloud micro-physics, ocean dynamics/air-sea processes and
seasonal forecasting. In addition, I wrote the book 'Solar Activity and
Earth's Climate' (2002), published by Praxis-Springer, and I was a
member of the council of the European
for the period (2004-2006), representing the Nordic countries and the
Norwegian Meteorology Society. In my work, I often get
media and lay persons about
climate change. I believe it is necessary to approach these questions
with identifying what we really don't know and what we are more sure
about. I believe that some of Karl Popper ideas about falsification can
be useful. Link to publications can be found here
Raymond S. Bradley:
are in climate variability across a wide range of time scales.
I’m particularly interested in how present day climate
differs from climates in the past, and what may have caused climates to
research group is supported by grants from NSF, NOAA, and the
Department of Energy.
Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany. PhD, Lomonosov Moscow State University
and Institute for System Analysis
of Sciences, Moscow,
Russia. Research Fields:
Climate-vegetation, interaction, Terrestrial and marine
biogeochemistry, Quaternary carbon cycle, Feedbacks in the climate
Calov, Earth System Analysis - Research
Domain I, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).
Dr William Connolley: Since
1990 I have worked as a climate modeller at the British Antarctic
Survey, on various aspects of Antarctic Climate. My current
are Sea ice, especially as implemented in the UKMO Hadley Centre
climate model; and EVP, the Antarctic Circumpolar Wave and
wider links to ENSO and indeed all aspects of (Antarctic) climate
variability and attempting to understand the warming seen around the
System Analysis, Potsdam
Institute for Climate Impact Research Research: Global
biosphere dynamics and feedbacks between the biosphere and
the rest of the Earth System including human society. Vulnerability of
ecosystems to global change.
Sheldon Drobot: I
am an Applied Climatologist with the Colorado Center for Astrodynamics
Research at the University of Colorado. My
current research roughly falls under two broad themes: (1) Looking at
where people obtain weather and warning information, and how that
information combines with personality traits and risk perceptions to
influence decision-making in hazardous environments; and (2) Examining
how Arctic sea-ice is changing, why it is changing, what it may look
like in the near future, and what impacts the changes may have on
humans and the environment. For more information, see my projects
webpages. If you have any questions, just email me by clicking here.
Program Manger at MSIDC, MS, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA,
1985, B.S., St. John's College, Annapolis, MD 1981. Specialties:
Sea ice; applications-oriented remote sensing; data rescue; data set
Oliver W. Frauenfeld,
Research Scientist II at NSIDC, PhD, University of Virginia,
Synoptic climatology; surface/atmosphere
interactions; permafrost dynamics
Andrey Ganopolski, Research
scientist, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK),
Potsdam, Germany. More than 70 papers in refereed journals
and book chapters, 15 reports and miscellaneous publications (see
Shari Gearheard, Research
Scientist II at NSIDC. PhD, University of Colorado at
2004. Shari Gearheard is based in Clyde River, Nunavut,
interactions; traditional knowledge
research; Arctic environment and change; Inuit knowledge; participatory
research; innovative technologies and methodologies; linking indigenous
and scientific knowledge
Nathan Gillett, Reader in Climate Dynamics,
Climatic Research Unit, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia. My research is focused on the understanding and attribution of
climate change through the comparison of simulated and observed
changes. I have a particular interest in changes in the atmospheric
circulation and precipitation, as well as the climate response to
stratospheric ozone depletion and stratosphere-troposphere coupling.
Early stage researcher (ESR), Potsdam Institute for Climate
Impact Research (PIK), Earth System Analysis - Research Domain I,
Thesis title: ‘Effect of agricultural biomass burning on the
carbon cycle: Simulations with the LPJmL Dynamic Global Vegetation
Martin Gutsch, Forester, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). PhD-student in research domain II Climate Impacts & Vulnerabilities. Main fields of work:
Co-worker in the BMBF-project "OakChain", Quantification
of the yield
of mixed oak-pine forests in subcontinental parts of Brandenburg
(Germany) and Poland under combined impact of climate change, nutrient
deposition and increasing atmospheric CO2 . Modelling of rooting depth, vertical distribution of roots and root competition in temperate forests with 4C
Global Change and Natural Systems Department, Research Domain II
(Climate Impacts and Vulnerabilities), Potsdam Institute for
Climate Impact Research (PIK). Current Research Projects: Tools for the Assessment of Future sustainable Forestry
and land restoration in waterlimited regions ( INTERREG IIIC) TAFF and Impacts of Global Change on the Water Cycle in the Elbe Region - Risks and Options GLOWA Elbe
Yanping He, Post Doctoral Fellow, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences., University of Victoria. Research Interests: Boundary
Layer Dynamics and Physics, Extreme Climate Modeling and Prediction,
Wind energy estimation and development, Nonlinear Dynamical systems.
Climate Modelling Group, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences.,
University of Victoria. I have been working with colleagues at
the UVic Climate Modelling
Lab examining the link between the changing climate of the last glacial
cycle and potential migration routes into the Americas as well as
developing the modelling and database requirements necessary to
implement our newest project, Climate and human evolution and adaptability over the last glacial cycle.
One of the greatest challenges facing the climate modelling
community is to understand the variability of the climate system over
the last glacial cycle. An even greater challenge is to understand the
influence of climate change on the causation of human biological
associations including symbiotic, sexual, intercellular, and social, as
well as human physiology and behavior, and human developmental
Hofmann, Postdoc, Climate
System Department, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact
Research, Potsdam, Germany.
Dr. Noel S. Keenlyside,
Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences at Kiel University.
Intrests: Tropical climate variability and
climate variability and predictability, Past and future
cyclone activity, Coupled model development (ECHAM5/NEMO)
Research Domain 1 - Earth
System Analysis, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
(PIK). Currently I am working in land carbon
cycle modelling. Together with Victor Brovkin
I am investigating peat accumulation in the high northern latitudes
during the Holocene, as well as during previous interglacials.This
investigation is part of the project COIN
(Comparison of Interglacials), which is funded by the DFG.
For this project, I am implementing a representation of
hydrology, as well as a model of peat accumulation and decomposition
into the DGVM LPJ.
. Research Domain - Climate Impacts and Vulnerabilities -
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Earth System Analysis
Senior Scientist, otsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).
Research Domain II: Climate Impacts and Vulnerabilities. Research Interests: PIK project: Climate Impact Register for Germany, Vulnerability assessment of goods and services of forest ecosystems: ForEVAS, Forest modeling: forest dynamics model 4C (FORESEE) and Brandenburg Simulator of Environmental and Socio-economic Transformations BEST
Professor of Dynamics of the Climate System at the Physics
Institute of Potsdam University and in Research Domain I:
Earth System Analysis
of the Potsdam Institute for
Climate Impact Research
. Head of PIK
Flagship Activity TUMBLE,
Contributing author of IPCC, Member of the Global
Thermostat Project, Author of climate science blog KlimaLounge
Ron Lindsay, Polar
Science Center, University of Washington.
interests are centered in modeling ice movement and growth in the
Arctic. He has developed a new Lagrangian model of sea ice that is used
for assimilating ice trajectory data from satellites in order to obtain
spatially and temporally complete fields of the ice motion and to
obtain improved estimates of the internal ice stress.
grew up on a farm near Norden
He studied Agricultural Sciences and Economics at the University of Kiel and
the University of Reading
(England), where he graduated in 1992 with a Master's degree in
Agricultural Economics. For his doctoral studies he stayed in Kiel, at
of Minnesota (USA) and at Humboldt University Berlin,
where he received his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics in 1998.
He is currently an Agricultural Economist and
a Agricultural Economist at the Potsdam Institute
for Climate Impact Research (PIK).
Researcher at NSIDC. PhD, University of Alaska Fairbanks,
2006 . Specialties: Sea ice; human-sea ice
Dr. Michael E. Mann
is a member of the Penn State University faculty,
holding joint positions in the Departments of Meteorology and
Geosciences, and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (ESSI).
He is also director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center
(ESSC). More information about his research and publication
record can be found here.
Jim Maslanik, Associate
Research Professor, Research Associate at NSIDC. PhD,
University of Colorado at Boulder, 1988 . Specialties: Polar
climatology and remote sensing
Research Scientist II at NSIDC, PhD, University of Colorado
Boulder, 1998. Specialties: Remote sensing of sea
impact of sea ice on climate; operational sea ice analysis;
assimilation of sea ice data into models
Malte Meinshausen. Currently
a Researcher at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam,
Germany and a Freelance consultancy for government bodies and
environmental NGOs on climate policy issues. Current
focus of research: Emission and concentration
implications of long term climate targets, such as limiting global
warming to below 2°C. Co-leader of the research
activity PRIMAP at PIK (see http://www.pik-potsdam.de/members/mmalte/primap/).
Katrin Juliane Meissner, Assistant Professor at the University of Victoria , SEOS , Climate Modelling Group, Canada.
Adam Hugh Monahan , Associate Professor, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria. Research Interests: Stochastic climate models , Stochastic dynamics of surface winds , Atmospheric low-frequency variability , Stochastic dynamics of the meridional overturning circulation , Upper-ocean/planktonic ecosystem dynamics , High-latitude climate variability , Low-latitude climate variability , Multivariate statistics in climate diagnostics
Álvaro Montenegro, Climate Modelling Group, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria. Research interests: Earth system modelling., Impacts of climate change
and climate variability.
and Climate and human migration
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Earth
System Analysis - Research Domain IChristoph
Müller, Milieu en Natuurplanbureau (MNP); Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.
Research interests: Interaction
of human and natural systems, Land-use modeling, Integrated
assessment of global change, Biogeochemical cycles.
Vladimir Kirillovich Petoukhov, Earth System Analysis, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). Research Interests: dynamics of the atmosphere, atmospheric and oceanic physics, theory of climate, statistical-dynamical climate
modeling, climate system feedbacks, nonlinear mechanisms of the ocean-atmosphere-cryosphere-biota interaction, palaeoclimate.
is the Louis Block Professor in Geophysical
Sciences at the University of Chicago, having earlier served on the
atmospheric science faculties of MIT and Princeton. He is principally
interested in the formulation of idealized models which can be brought
to bear on fundamental phenomena governing present and past climates of
the Earth and other planets. His recent research interests have
included water vapor feedback, baroclinic instability, the
Neoproterozoic Snowball Earth, the climate of Early Mars, and methane
hydrological cycles on Titan. He is director of the Climate Systems
Center, a US National Science Foundation Information Technology
Research project aimed at bringing modern software design techniques to
the problem of climate simulation. He has also collaborated with David
Archer on the University of Chicago's global warming curriculum.
information about his research, including a complete publication list,
can be found here.
Ben Poulter, Post-Doctoral Research Scientist, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. My research crosses multiple-scales to address community, landscape,
and regional ecosystem responses to global change. Typically, changes
in vegetation structure and ecosystem biogeochemistry occur in response
to multiple factors (ie rising atmospheric CO2 in combination with
changing land-use patterns) rather than single factors. These
interactions make it difficult to attribute observed changes to one
particular factor, which is essential for the long-term monitoring and
management of ecosystems. To resolve these complex issues, I use a
combination of greenhouse experiments, field transplant experiments,
remote sensing and geospatial analysis, and mechanistic modeling with
DGVMs. I am particularly interested in the role of disturbance (fire)
and its influence on vegetation dynamics under gradually changing
environmental conditions (such as climate change or sea level rise in
coastal areas). The theoretical context of multiple stable states
drives many of the hypotheses that motivate this research.
Professor of Physics of the
Oceans, Potsdam University, Member
of the German Advisory
Council on Global Change , Member of the Academia Europaea ,Honorary
Fellow of the University
of Wales, Potsdam
Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
Post-Doctoral Research Scientist, Potsdam
Institute for Climate Impact Research. I am interested in
research that relates different modeling approaches to ecosystem
functioning. My research focuses on (1) the impact of global climate
change on ecosystems and (2) the impact of disturbances and extreme
events on vegetation, from the physiological level to site- and
Fritz Reusswig is sociologist and deputy department head of the Global Change and Social Systems Department at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.
He is working mainly on lifestyle and consumption issues as drivers for
global environmental change, especially climate change. In addition, he
is interested in the role of lifestyle and consumption changes for a
system wide sustainability transition. The sometimes paradoxical
emergence of a global society-including new forms of inequality, power,
influence and voice-is a further point of reference for his work. From
an environmental sociology point of view, Fritz looks also at the
social construction of nature, and the public imagery related to
nature, including the way biodiversity is perceived by societies. More
recently, the possible role of cities for sustainable lifestyle and
climate policy has has become a research focus.
Joachim Rock, Dept. Global Change & Natural Systems, Potsdam
Institute for Climate Impact Research. There is a large gap between knowledge and ideas about future climatic
conditions between science and research on one hand and forest and land
managers and planners on the other. In this project, we explore
possible future growing conditions for Scots pine, European beech, and
Oak species in Brandenburg, and for Aleppo pine in Murcia, Spain. The
results (maps of possible future climatic conditions, tree-species
specific reactions to this changes) will be made available to e. g.
forest and land managers in the respective regions, to enable them to
identify risks and possibilities - and develop management strategies -
related to climatic changes.
Senior Research Scientist, Lead Scientist for NSIDC
Science Team. Specialties:
remote sensing of the poles; climate change effects on the cryosphere;
Antarctic history; geochemistry; and planetary science
Kevin Schaefer, Research
Scientist I at NSIDC. PhD, Colorado State University, 2004.
snow cover; vegetation phenology; soil freeze/thaw dynamics
Jacob Schewe, PhD Student (Physics), Potsdam
Institute for Climate Impact Research. Publications include The
role of Southern Ocean winds for the global meridional overturning
circulation in the Earth System Model of Intermediate Complexity
Lack of bipolar see-saw in response to Southern Ocean wind reduction and
The role of meridional density gradients in a wind-driven overturning circulation
Gavin A. Schmidt.
Gavin Schmidt is a climate modeller at the NASA Goddard
Space Studies in New York and is interested in modeling past, present
and future climate. He works on developing and improving coupled
climate models and, in particular, is interested in how their results
can be compared to paleoclimatic proxy data. He also works on assessing
the climate response to multiple forcings, such as solar irradiance,
atmospheric chemistry, aerosols, and greenhouse gases. More
information about his research and publication record can be found here.
Thomas Schneider von Deimling (post doc), research domain: Earth System Analysis, project leader of ASSERT, Potsdam
Institute for Climate Impact Research, My main research interest is on reducing uncertainty in Climate
Sensitivity by constraining ensemble simulations with data of past
climate changes. For this purpose I focus on climate changes from the
Last Glacial Maximum as well as on regional 20th Century warming.
Furthermore I am interested in investigating the dependency of climate
sensitivity on the climate state by analyzing individual feedback
Mark Serreze, NSIDC
Senior Research Scientist, Associate Research Professor, CIRES Fellow,
PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1989. Specialties: Arctic
climate; global implications; and climate warming in the Arctic
NSIDC Research Scientist II, PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder,
2003 . Specialties: Land-surface
and hydrologic modeling of snow, frozen ground, permafrost; hydrologic
forecasting and data assimilation of snow
Associate Professor, University of Washington. Eric
Steig is an isotope geochemist at the University of Washington in
Seattle. His primary research interest is use of ice core records to
document climate variability in the past. He also works on the
geological history of ice sheets, on ice sheet dynamics, on statistical
climate analysis, and on atmospheric chemistry.
More information about his research and publication record can be found
Julienne Stroeve, NSIDC
Research Scientist III. PhD, University of Colorado at
Boulder, 1996. Specialties:
Remote sensing of snow and ice in
the visible, infrared, and microwave wavelengths
, Global Change and Natural Systems Department, Research Domain II
(Climate Impacts and Vulnerabilities), Potsdam Institute for
Climate Impact Research (PIK). Research Interests: Vulnerability assessment of goods and services of forest ecosystems: ForEVAS, Forest modeling: forest dynamics model 4C (FORESEE)
with focus on modeling of soil processes and Brandenburg Simulator of
Environmental and Socio-economic Transformations BEST
Dr. Thibault de Garidel-Thoron
is currently a post-doctoral associate
at the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University.
His main scientific interest is to reconstruct past tropical climate
changes using micropaleontological and geochemical proxies from oceanic
sediment records. More information about his research and
publication record can be found here.
I am a Research Scientist Associate (in practice, mostly a
engineer) at the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics in the
delightful city of Austin. It's not a very exalted position, but I'm
lucky to be at this very ambitious institution at all. I do get to
think for a living, which makes me happy. I have always been interested
in optimal use of information. I get paid, specifically, to
investigate and create formal data-driven constraints on earth system
models. His blog is found here.
Kirsten Thonicke, Earth System Analysis, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). Research Interests: disturbance
and especially fire ecology, human impacts on fire
regimes, global fire modelling in DGVMs, paleoclimate fire
fire into vegetation-climate models
Katrin Vohland, Earth System Analysis, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). Research Interests: Ecosystems and societies are at different degrees
vulnerable to climate change. Next to the risk of exposition and the degree of
impact, the adaptability is of major interest – and at the same time most
difficult to conceptualize and to quantify. I am interested in ecosystem
adaptability. That includes a resilient approach of
adaptive management as well as the adoption of evaluation systems to manage
ecosystem functions in an evoluting environment. Actually, this conceptual
discussion will be linked to a research project on the future of German nature
conservation areas under climatic change ("Conservation areas").
Research Domain I: Earth System Analysis,
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). More than 45 publications in refereed journals and books. A list of publications can be found here.
School of Earth and Ocean Sciences,
University of Victoria. Publications here.
NSIDC Senior Research Scientist. Director
Institute of Plateau Meteorology, China Meteorological Administration,
CIRES Fellow. PhD, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1993.
and seasonally frozen ground; remote sensing
of near-surface soil freeze/thaw cycle; snow cover and soil thermal
Kirsten Zickfeld, Post Doctoral
Fellow, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria. Research Interests: Earth
points in the Earth system
cycle feedbacks on climate, Atlantic
meridional overturning circulation and its sensitivity to anthropogenic
of the Indian monsoon under global change, Integrated
assessment modeling of climate change
Scientists at National
Snow and Ice Data Center
from around the world use data housed at NSIDC to support their
research. Some of these scientists work here at NSIDC, providing both
context and input concerning our data management activities. Through
their research, our scientists help further understanding of the many
changes that our planet is undergoing.
NSIDC scientists are widely published in such journals as Geophysical
Research Letters; Journal of Geophysical Research;
Journal of Climate; Arctic, Antarctic,
and Alpine Research; EOS, Transactions American
Geophysical Union ; and IEEE Transactions on
Geoscience and Remote Sensing. Our scientists’
expertise has reached a wide audience through Scientific
American, The New York Times, The
Washington Post, CNN, and the British Broadcasting
Corporation (BBC), just to name a few.
pursue their work as part of the CIRES Cryospheric and Polar Process
Division, University of Colorado, Boulder. National agencies fund
research through the peer review proposal process.
Climate Science Skeptics
For purposes of this
climate science skeptic is a climate scientist (or a scientist in a
related field) who disagrees either the concept of global warming or
disagrees with some of the methodologies that are commonly used.
Not all in this list disagree with the premise that
global warming (AGW) is happening and that it does, and will continue,
to cause major problems for mankind. Explicitly excluded from
this list are global warming deniers. These are people who
not climate scientists and who reject the science out of hand with no
reason that is legitimately based on science (though frequently they
quote elements of the science taken out of context.)
Richard S. Lindzen,
MIT, Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology,
Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences.
Professor Lindzen is a dynamical meteorologist with interests
broad topics of climate, planetary waves, monsoon meteorology,
planetary atmospheres, and hydrodynamic instability. His
involves studies of the role of the tropics in mid-latitude weather and
global heat transport, the moisture budget and its role in global
change, the origins of ice ages, seasonal effects in atmospheric
transport, stratospheric waves, and the observational determination of
climate sensitivity. LogicalScience.com on Richard
A. Pielke Sr. Senior Research Scientist,
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES),
University of Colorado in Boulder , Emeritus Professor of the
Department of Atmospheric Science Colorado State University.
For Dr. Pielke's perspectives on climate science click
Roger A. Pielke, Jr.
has been on the faculty of the University of
Colorado since 2001 and is a Professor in the Environmental Studies
Program and a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in
Environmental Sciences (CIRES). Roger's current areas of
interest include understanding the policy and
politics of science in decision making in a range of areas.
Roy W. Spencer is a principal research scientist for University of Alabama in Huntsville. In the past, he served as Senior Scientist for Climate Studies at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Spencer is a recipient of NASA's Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement. He is principally known for his satellite-based temperature monitoring work, for which he was awarded the American Meteorological Society's Special Award. He is also a supporter of intelligent design and is skeptical of the scientific consensus that human activity is primarily responsible for global warming.
Joseph D'Aleo is a retired meteorologist who is a well known climate change
skeptic. He contributes to publications such as Tech Central Station, where he is
described as "the first Director of Meteorology at the cable TV Weather
Channel. He has over 30 years experience in professional meteorology.
Mr. D’Aleo was Chief Meteorologist at WSI Corporation and Senior Editor
and “Dr. Dewpoint” for WSI’s popular Intellicast.com web site. He is a
former college professor of Meteorology at Lyndon State College.
Marc Morano runs the climate website ClimateDepot.com for
the Committee for a
Constructive Tomorrow, a conservative environmental think tank. Until spring of
2009, Morano served as communications director for the Republicans on
the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public
Works. Morano commenced work with the committee under Senator James Inhofe, who was
majority chairman of the committee until January 2007 and is now
minority ranking member. In December 2006 Morano launched a blog on the
committee's website that largely promotes the views of climate change