Mark Cane

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Mark A. Cane is an American climate scientist. He obtained his PhD at MIT in 1975. He is currently the G. Unger Vetlesen Professor Of Earth And Climate Sciences at Columbia University and the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory. He actively pursues several research and teaching initiatives, and supports the Columbia climate kids corner [1]. As of November 11, 2015, his publications have been cited over 22,600 times, and he has an h-index of 75.[1]

He was involved in the first numerical prediction of El Niño-Southern Oscillation in 1986.[2][3]


Mark Cane was the Valedictorian of the June 1961 graduation class of Midwood High School. He went on to study in Boston, receiving a A.B. in Applied Mathematics in 1965. He went on to do graduate work at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, receiving his Ph.D. in Meteorology in just three years under the guidance of thesis advisor Jule Charney. He continued post-doctoral work at M.I.T., becoming a member of the group of ground-breaking earth scientists who referred to themselves as "the 14th floor".

Selected publications[edit]

  • Zebiak, S.E. & M.A. Cane (1987). "A Model El Niño–Southern Oscillation". Mon. Wea. Rev. 115 (10): 2262–2278. doi:10.1175/1520-0493(1987)115<2262:AMENO>2.0.CO;2.

Selected Awards[edit]


  1. ^ "Mark Cane - Google Scholar Citations". Retrieved 2015-11-11.
  2. ^ Cane, M.A.; S.E. Zebiak; S.C. Dolan (1986). "Experimental forecasts of El Niño". Nature. 321 (6073): 827–832. doi:10.1038/321827a0. Retrieved 2008-11-19.
  3. ^ Rittner, Don (2009). A to Z of Scientists in Weather and Climate. Infobase Publishing. ISBN 1438109245.

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