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MEAM Seminar: “Recent Evolution of Climate Science: From Greenhouse Gases and Temperature to Aerosol Particles and Precipitation”

February 11, 2020 at 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

On the eve of the Intergovermental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report, I will present a brief overview of how climate science has evolved since the publication of the Charney Report in 1979, and use a few examples from my recent work to show how one can use numerical models, observations and theories to advance the fundamental understanding of Earth’s climate system.

Yi Ming

Deputy Head, Atmospheric Physics Division, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, NOAA

Yi Ming received his Bachelor degrees in Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering from Tsinghua University (1998), and Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Princeton University (2003). He is the Deputy Head of the Atmospheric Physics Division at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL), and a Lecturer in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS) Program at Princeton University. His honors include the U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) – the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Norbert Gerbier-MUMM International Award, the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Henry G. Houghton Award and the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Ascent Award. He has authored or co-authored more than eighty peer-reviewed papers in top journals including Science.


February 11, 2020
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
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Wu and Chen Auditorium (Room 101), Levine Hall
3330 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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