V. "Ram" Ramaswamy

Position
Director of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Role
Climate Science and Modeling
Title
Lecturer with the rank of Professor in Geosciences and Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Phone
Bio/Description

V. "Ram" Ramaswamy is the director of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory and a lecturer with the rank of Professor in Geosciences and Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. From 1992 to 2021, he was lead author, coordinating lead author or review editor for each of the major assessment reports of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC). He was part of a group of scientists honored by the Norwegian Nobel Committee when the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Al Gore and the IPCC. His primary research interests include radiative forcing and climate perturbations by greenhouse gases; aerosol-cloud-climate interactions; and regional and global climate change including the occurrence of extremes. He is also involved with Princeton's High Meadows Environmental Institute’s (HMEI) Climate Futures Initiative for Science, Values and Policy.