Raymond Pierrehumbert

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Raymond Thomas Pierrehumbert
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Fields Geophysics, climatology
Institutions University of Chicago
Alma mater Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Thesis The structure and stability of large vortices in an inviscid flow (1980)
Notable students Joshua Wurman
Spouse Janet Pierrehumbert

Raymond T. Pierrehumbert is Louis Block Professor in Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago. He was a lead author on the IPCC Third Assessment Report, and a co-author of the National Research Council report on abrupt climate change. He was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 1996, which was used to launch collaborative work on the climate of Early Mars with collaborators in Paris. He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), and has been named Chevalier de l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the Republic of France.

Pierrehumbert's central research interest is how climate works as a system and developing idealized mathematical models to be used to address questions of climate science such as how the earth kept from freezing over: the faint young sun paradox.[1] Current interests include climate of extrasolar planets.

Pierrehumbert also contributes to RealClimate.

Pierrehumbert is married to Janet Pierrehumbert, a professor of linguistics at Northwestern University.

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  1. ^ Choi, Charles Q. (3 January 2013). "How Early Earth Kept Warm Despite Faint Sun". Fox News Channel. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 

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