Ted Shepherd

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Ted Shepherd

Professor Theodore Shepherd FRS.jpg
Ted Shepherd at the Royal Society admissions day in London in 2016
Born (1958-08-06) 6 August 1958 (age 60)[1]
AwardsRoyal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award
Scientific career
Fields
ThesisRossby waves and two-dimensional turbulence in the presence of a large-scale zonal jet (1984)
Doctoral advisor
Other academic advisorsMichael E. McIntyre[4]
Websitemet.reading.ac.uk/~sj903980

Theodore Gordon Shepherd FRS[5] (born 6 August 1958)[1] is the Grantham Professor of Climate Science at the University of Reading.[1][6][2][7][8]

Education and career[edit]

Shepherd was educated at the University of Toronto where he was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Physics in 1979.[1] He completed his postgraduate education at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he was awarded a PhD in 1982[9] for research supervised by Jule Gregory Charney and Peter B. Rhines on turbulence in Rossby waves.[3][10]

Following his PhD, Shepherd was appointed a postdoctoral research fellow at St Catharine's College, Cambridge supervised by Michael E. McIntyre in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) at the University of Cambridge.[1][11] After 24 years working at the University of Toronto in Canada he moved back to the United Kingdom in 2012,[12] funded by a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award.[1]

Research[edit]

Shepherd is a dynamical meteorologist whose interests range from theoretical geophysical fluid dynamics to climate modelling and data analysis, with a focus on atmospheric circulation. This span from fundamentals to applications has been a hallmark of his research.[5][13][14]

Shepherd worked at the University of Toronto from 1988-2012,[15] where he made pioneering contributions to Hamiltonian fluid mechanics[16] while initiating and leading the Canadian national climate modelling effort focussed on ozone-climate coupling.[17][18] He made several pivotal contributions to the understanding of the role of climate variability and change in interpreting the observed ozone record and in predicting future ozone recovery. Since moving to the University of Reading in 2012,[12] he has highlighted the important role of atmospheric circulation in climate change, which has implications for regional adaptation and societal risk.[5]

He has held leadership roles in scientific assessments of both climate Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and stratospheric ozone (World Meteorological Organization (WMO)/United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)) and in the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP).[5]

Awards and honours[edit]

Shepherd was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2016,[5] a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2007, the American Geophysical Union in 2010, and the American Meteorological Society in 2005.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Ted Shepherd CV". Reading: reading.ac.uk. Archived from the original on 2016-05-18.
  2. ^ a b Ted Shepherd publications indexed by Google Scholar
  3. ^ a b Ted Shepherd at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  4. ^ Mcintyre, M. E.; Shepherd, T. G. (1987). "An exact local conservation theorem for finite-amplitude disturbances to non-parallel shear flows, with remarks on Hamiltonian structure and on Arnol'd's stability theorems". Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 181 (-1): 527. doi:10.1017/S0022112087002209.
  5. ^ a b c d e Anon (2016). "Professor Theodore Shepherd FRS". London: Royal Society. Archived from the original on 2016-04-29. One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from the royalsociety.org website where:

    "All text published under the heading 'Biography' on Fellow profile pages is available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License." --"Royal Society Terms, conditions and policies". Archived from the original on 25 September 2015. Retrieved 9 March 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

  6. ^ "Ted Shepherd: Grantham Professor of Climate Science". Archived from the original on 2016-05-18.
  7. ^ Haynes, P. H.; McIntyre, M. E.; Shepherd, T. G.; Marks, C. J.; Shine, K. P. (1991). "On the 'Downward Control' of Extratropical Diabatic Circulations by Eddy-Induced Mean Zonal Forces". Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. 48 (4): 651–678. doi:10.1175/1520-0469(1991)048<0651:OTCOED>2.0.CO;2.
  8. ^ Shepherd, Theodore G. (2015). "Climate science: The dynamics of temperature extremes". Nature. 522 (7557): 425–427. doi:10.1038/522425a. PMID 26108848.
  9. ^ Shepherd, Theodore Gordon (1984). Rossby waves and two-dimensional turbulence in the presence of a large-scale zonal jet (PhD thesis). Massachusetts Institute of Technology. OCLC 12621534.
  10. ^ Shepherd, Theodore G. (1987). "Rossby waves and two-dimensional turbulence in a large-scale zonal jet". Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 183 (-1): 467. doi:10.1017/S0022112087002738.
  11. ^ Mcintyre, M. E.; Shepherd, T. G. (1987). "An exact local conservation theorem for finite-amplitude disturbances to non-parallel shear flows, with remarks on Hamiltonian structure and on Arnol'd's stability theorems". Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 181 (-1): 527. doi:10.1017/S0022112087002209.
  12. ^ a b "Professor Ted Shepherd appointed to Grantham Chair in Climate Science". Reading: reading.ac.uk. 2 April 2012. Archived from the original on 2015-12-25.
  13. ^ Eyring, V.; Butchart, N.; Waugh, D. W.; Akiyoshi, H.; Austin, J.; Bekki, S.; Bodeker, G. E.; Boville, B. A.; Brühl, C.; Chipperfield, M. P.; Cordero, E.; Dameris, M.; Deushi, M.; Fioletov, V. E.; Frith, S. M.; Garcia, R. R.; Gettelman, A.; Giorgetta, M. A.; Grewe, V.; Jourdain, L.; Kinnison, D. E.; Mancini, E.; Manzini, E.; Marchand, M.; Marsh, D. R.; Nagashima, T.; Newman, P. A.; Nielsen, J. E.; Pawson, S.; Pitari, G.; Plummer, D. A.; Rozanov, E.; Schraner, M.; Shepherd, T. G.; Shibata, K.; Stolarski, R. S.; Struthers, H.; Tian, W.; Yoshiki, M. (2006). "Assessment of temperature, trace species, and ozone in chemistry-climate model simulations of the recent past" (PDF). Journal of Geophysical Research. 111 (D22). Bibcode:2006JGRD..11122308E. doi:10.1029/2006JD007327.
  14. ^ Austin, J.; Shindell, D.; Beagley, S. R.; Brühl, C.; Dameris, M.; Manzini, E.; Nagashima, T.; Newman, P.; Pawson, S.; Pitari, G.; Rozanov, E.; Schnadt, C.; Shepherd, T. G. (2003). "Uncertainties and assessments of chemistry-climate models of the stratosphere". Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 3 (1): 1–27. doi:10.5194/acp-3-1-2003.
  15. ^ "Theodore G. Shepherd". Toronto: utoronto.ca. Archived from the original on 2014-10-31.
  16. ^ Shepherd, Theodore G. (1990). "Symmetries, Conservation Laws, and Hamiltonian Structure in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics". Advances in Geophysics. 32: 287–338. Bibcode:1990AdGeo..32..287S. doi:10.1016/S0065-2687(08)60429-X.
  17. ^ Son, S.-W.; Polvani, L. M.; Waugh, D. W.; Akiyoshi, H.; Garcia, R.; Kinnison, D.; Pawson, S.; Rozanov, E.; Shepherd, T. G.; Shibata, K. (2008). "The Impact of Stratospheric Ozone Recovery on the Southern Hemisphere Westerly Jet". Science. 320 (5882): 1486–1489. doi:10.1126/science.1155939. PMID 18556557.
  18. ^ Eyring, V.; Waugh, D. W.; Bodeker, G. E.; Cordero, E.; Akiyoshi, H.; Austin, J.; Beagley, S. R.; Boville, B. A.; Braesicke, P.; Brühl, C.; Butchart, N.; Chipperfield, M. P.; Dameris, M.; Deckert, R.; Deushi, M.; Frith, S. M.; Garcia, R. R.; Gettelman, A.; Giorgetta, M. A.; Kinnison, D. E.; Mancini, E.; Manzini, E.; Marsh, D. R.; Matthes, S.; Nagashima, T.; Newman, P. A.; Nielsen, J. E.; Pawson, S.; Pitari, G.; Plummer, D. A.; Rozanov, E.; Schraner, M.; Scinocca, J. F.; Semeniuk, K.; Shepherd, T. G.; Shibata, K.; Steil, B.; Stolarski, R. S.; Tian, W.; Yoshiki, M. (2007). "Multimodel projections of stratospheric ozone in the 21st century". Journal of Geophysical Research. 112 (D16). Bibcode:2007JGRD..11216303E. doi:10.1029/2006JD008332.