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36 GFDL Scientists are Among Best in the World

October 2nd, 2023

A remarkable three dozen GFDL researchers have been recognized among the top scientists around the globe, as assessed by in its ranking of the “Best Scientists in the World” for 2023. This ranking identifies and celebrates exceptional individual researchers at GFDL who are having a significant impact on the research community. This achievement also positioned GFDL as the top research program in NOAA for environmental sciences.

Recognition of these GFDL scientists as the leading scholars highlights their important contributions to their field and the substantial impact their work has had on society. “This achievement exemplifies the lab’s commitment to research excellence and innovation and it demonstrates that our most accomplished researchers are true thought leaders. It is an honor to celebrate their achievements,” observed GFDL’s Director, V. “Ram” Ramaswamy. is a research portal for science rankings. The best researchers ranking is based on a scientist’s productivity, the impact of their work, specific contributions to their field, and awards and achievements. It relies on data derived from various data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which only includes publications and citation data for an examined discipline.

The GFDL scientists who were named among the best in their field are John Austin, Kirk Bryan, Thomas Delworth, Leo Donner, John Dunne, Song-Miao Fan, Paul Ginoux, Stephen Griffies, Robert Hallberg, Isaac Held, Larry Horowitz, Tom Knutson, Ants Leetma, Hiram Levy, Meiyun Lin, Shian-Jiann Lin, Sergey Malyshev, Syukuro Manabe, Yi Ming, Hiro MurakamiVaishali Naik, Abraham Oort, Fabien Paulot, V. Ramaswamy, Anthony Rosati,  Elena Shevliakova, William Stern, Charles Stock, J. R. Toggweiler, Gabriel Vecchi, R. John Wilson, Michael Winton, Andrew Wittenberg, Fanrong Zeng, Rong Zhang, and Ming Zhao.