Jean Jouzel

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Jean Jouzel in 2010

Jean Jouzel, (born 5 March 1947) is a French glaciologist and climatologist. He is an authority on major climatic shifts based on his analysis of Antarctic and Greenland ice. He received with Claude Lorius the CNRS gold medal, the highest French scientific award.[1]

He has spent his research career in CEA (Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique) which is the French nuclear public organization. In 1991 he became vice president of LMCE which is a CEA laboratory dedicated to environment and climate; in 1995 research director. He became a recipient of the Milutin Milankovic Medal in 1997.[2] In 1998 he became director of climate research of LSCE which resulted from the fusion of LMCE with another environmental research laboratory; from 2001 to 2008 director of IPSL (Institut Pierre Simon Laplace) which is a major federative laboratory on climate research in Paris region, including CEA LSCE.

He received the 2012 Vetlesen Prize, shared with Susan Solomon.[3]

In 2015, he received the Leonardo da Vinci Award from European Academy of Sciences.

In 2016 he was elected as a foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences.[4]


  • Jouzel, Jean, Claude Lorius and Dominique Raynaud (2012). The white planet : the evolution and future of our frozen world. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. 


  1. ^ "UCL–French Embassy Conférence-Débat Series 2010/2011". University College London. 4 November 2010. Archived from the original on 8 December 2010. Retrieved 12 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "EGU - Awards & medals - Milutin Milankovic Medal". European Geosciences Union. Retrieved 18 May 2018. 
  3. ^ "Susan Solomon wins Vetlesen Prize - MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences". 
  4. ^ National Academy of Sciences Members and Foreign Associates Elected, News from the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, May 3, 2016, retrieved 2016-05-14 .

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