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GFDL Director Selected to Deliver Jule Gregory Charney Lecture at AGU

September 30th, 2020

V. Ramaswamy

V. “Ram” Ramaswamy, GFDL’s Director, has been selected to give the 2020 Jule Gregory Charney Lecture at the Fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). Each year, AGU chooses a “prominent scientist who has made exceptional contributions to the understanding of weather and climate” to deliver the Charney Lecture. Ram was selected in recognition of the leadership role he has played in a range of problems central to climate modeling and the study of climate change, especially in the areas of fundamental radiative transfer, radiative forcing due to ozone and aerosols, radiative signatures of climate change agents, and the contrasting climatic effects of aerosols and greenhouse gases.

The Charney Lecture honors the memory of Jule G. Charney, a dominant figure in atmospheric science over the three decades following World War II. He influenced the change in meteorology from an art to a science and demonstrated commitment to the people and programs in this field.