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Senior Scientist
Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory
climate variability and change


Gerald A. Meehl is a Senior Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. His research interests include studying the interactions between El Ni_o/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the monsoons of Asia; identifying possible effects on global climate of changing anthropogenic forcings, such as carbon dioxide, as well as natural forcings, such as solar variability; and quantifying possible future changes of weather and climate extremes in a warmer climate. He was contributing author (1990), lead author (1995), and coordinating lead author (2001, 2007) for the first four Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) climate change assessment reports, and is currently a lead author on the near-term climate change chapter for the IPCC AR5. He received his Ph.D. in climate dynamics from the University of Colorado, and was a recipient of the Jule G. Charney Award of the American Meteorological Society in 2009. Dr. Meehl is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Climate, a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society, and a Visiting Senior Fellow at the University of Hawaii Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research. He serves as vice-chair of the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (BASC), and co-chair of the Community Earth System Model Climate Variability and Change Working Group. Additionally, he is co-chair of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Working Group on Coupled Models (WGCM), the group that coordinates international global climate model experiments addressing anthropogenic climate change.