Richard P. Turco

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Richard P. Turco
Born 1943 (age 74–75)
Alma mater Rutgers University
University of Illinois
Scientific career
Institutions University of California, Los Angeles
Doctoral students Mark Z. Jacobson
Website www.atmos.ucla.edu/~turco/

Richard Peter "Rich" Turco (born 1943) is an American atmospheric scientist, and Professor at the Institute of the Environment, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles.[1] He won an award in 1986, from MacArthur Fellows Program.

Turco was lead author of a prominent paper published in 1983 in Science [2] that reported computer calculations of the reduction of solar irradiance at the surface of Earth due to absorption of radiation by smoke that would result from a putative large-scale nuclear exchange. The phenomenon, which became known as nuclear winter, garnered much public attention.

In 2018 the American Geophysical Union established the "Future Horizons in Climate Science: Turco Lectureship" [3] through a donation by Richard P. and Linda S. Turco. The lectureship highlights signal research on climate change through noteworthy lectures by recognized leaders in the field.

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  1. ^ "Richard P. Turco". UCLA. 
  2. ^ R. P. Turco; O. B. Toon; T. P. Ackerman; J. B. Pollack & Carl Sagan (23 December 1983). "Nuclear Winter: Global Consequences of Multiple Nuclear Explosions". Science. 222 (4630): 1283–92. Bibcode:1983Sci...222.1283T. doi:10.1126/science.222.4630.1283. PMID 17773320.
  3. ^ https://honors.agu.org/sfg-award-lecture/future-horizons-climate-science-turco-lectureship/

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