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Richard B. (Ricky) Rood is a professor of [http://aoss.engin.umich.edu/ Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences] at the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Michigan University of Michigan in Ann Arbor]. Prior to 2005, he held several leadership positions at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA NASA]’s [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goddard_Space_Flight_Center Goddard Space Flight Center].  His more than 80 academic publications have been cited more than 4000 times.[http://www.researcherid.com/rid/C-5611-2008 Ref 1 ResearcherID]
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Richard B. (Ricky) Rood is a professor of [http://aoss.engin.umich.edu/ Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences] at the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Michigan University of Michigan in Ann Arbor]. Prior to 2005, he held several leadership positions at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA NASA]’s [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goddard_Space_Flight_Center Goddard Space Flight Center].   
  
 
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_B._Rood|More at Wikipedia]
History
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Rood has contributions in several fields of research.  The numerical scheme he developed with [http://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/shian-jiann-lin-homepage Shian-Jiann Lin] of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geophysical_Fluid_Dynamics_Laboratory Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory] is used in many atmospheric chemistry models and global climate models [http://scholar.google.com/scholar?start=20&q=lin+rood+dynamical+core&hl=en&as_sdt=0,6 Ref 2 Google Scholar Lin+Rood+Dynamical+Core].  As the founding Head of the [http://gmao.gsfc.nasa.gov/# Data Assimilation Office], Rood was responsible for the first reanalysis dataset, GEOS-1
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[http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/vast-machine Ref 3 Paul Edwards, A Vast Machine, Page 326].  The GEOS-1 data set in combination with the above-referenced numerical schemes became the foundation for GEOS-CHEM [http://acmg.seas.harvard.edu/geos/geos_chem_narrative.html#orig Ref 4 GEOS-CHEM].
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In 1999 Rood was detailed to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Office_of_Science_and_Technology_Policy White House Office of Science and Technology Policy].  He was the lead author of an influential report on development of a federal strategy for the provision of climate-modeling products and high-performance computing capabilities [http://www.usgcrp.gov/usgcrp/Library/models2001/default.htm Ref 5 Climate Computing] [http://gcn.com/articles/2001/04/14/scientists-call-for-a-climate-research-agency.aspx Ref 6 GCN].  He has contributed to many advisory reports and two [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_National_Research_Council National Research Council] reports on climate modeling and computing [http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=6365 Ref 7 Capacity Modeling]  [http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13430  Ref 8 Advancing Modeling]. 
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Recently, Rood has worked at he intersection of climate change and society, both performing research and developing curriculum.  He is the [http://www.wunderground.com/blog/RickyRood/show.html climate change blogger] for [http://www.wunderground.com/ Wunderground.com], and his writings are widely reproduced on the web and cited in blogs and media outlets. [http://www.us.penguingroup.com/static/pages/features/the_signal_and_the_noise.html Ref 9 Nate Silver The Signal and the Noise, Page 379] [http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/us-obsessed-over-the-superstorm-but-ignored-the-climate-behind-it/article4789420/ Ref 10 Globe and Mail] [http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/post/to-be-the-best-in-weather-forecasting-why-europe-is-beating-the-us/2013/03/08/429bfcd0-8806-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394_blog.html Ref 11 Washington Post]
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Awards 
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Rood is a Fellow of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Meteorological_Society American Meteorological Society] [http://www.ametsoc.org/memdir/fellowslist/get_listoffellows.cfm Ref 12 AMS Fellows], and he holds the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Meteorological_Organization World Meteorological Organization's] Norbert Gerbier Award [http://www.wmo.int/pages/about/awards/winners_mumm_en.html Ref 13 Gerbier Award].  At NASA he was recognized with the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA_Exceptional_Achievement_Medal Exceptional Achievement Medal] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA_Outstanding_Leadership_Medal Outstanding Leadership Medal]. 
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Selected Publications
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“An Assimilated Data Set for Earth Science Applications,” Schubert, S. D., Rood, R. B., and Pfaendtner, J., Bull Amer. Meteor. Soc., 74, 2331-2342, 1993. [http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1993BAMS...74.2331S link to abstract]
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“Multidimensional Flux-Form Semi-Lagrangian Transport Schemes,” Lin, S.-J., and Rood, R. B., Mon. Wea. Rev., 124, 2046-2070, 1996. [http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/1520-0493%281996%29124%3C2046%3AMFFSLT%3E2.0.CO%3B2 Link to Paper]
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“Climate Projections and their Impact on Policy and Practice,” Lemos, M. C. and Rood, R. B. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 1, 670-682, DOI: 10.1002/wcc.71, 2010. [http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wcc.71/abstract link to abstract]
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High-end Climate Science: Development of Modeling and Related Computing Capabilities, Richard B. Rood, Jeffery L. Anderson, David C. Bader, Maurice L. Blackmon, Timothy F. Hogan, and Patricia K. Esborg, available from US Global Change Research Program, 2000. [http://www.usgcrp.gov/usgcrp/Library/models2001/models2001.pdf Link to Paper]
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“Changing the Media Discussion on Climate and Extreme Weather,” Christine Shearer and Richard B. Rood, Earthzine, April 17, 2011 [http://www.earthzine.org/2011/04/17/changing-the-media-discussion-on-climate-and-extreme-weather/ Link to Document]
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"To be the best in weather forecasting: Why Europe is beating the U.S." Richard B. Rood, Washington Post, March 8, 2013 [http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/post/to-be-the-best-in-weather-forecasting-why-europe-is-beating-the-us/2013/03
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/08/429bfcd0-8806-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394_blog.html Link to Document]
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External Links
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[http://aoss.engin.umich.edu/people/rbrood Rood Michigan Web Page]
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[http://www.researcherid.com/rid/C-5611-2008 Rood ResearcherID]
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[http://www.linkedin.com/pub/richard-rood/5/b02/528 Rood LinkedIn]
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[http://www.wunderground.com/blog/RickyRood/show.html Wunderground Blog]
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References
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[http://www.researcherid.com/rid/C-5611-2008 Ref 1 ResearcherID]
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[http://scholar.google.com/scholar?start=20&q=lin+rood+dynamical+core&hl=en&as_sdt=0,6 Ref 2 Google Scholar Lin+Rood+Dynamical+Core]
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[http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/vast-machine Ref 3 Paul Edwards, A Vast Machine, Page 326] 
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(Google Scholar Reference http://books.google.com/books?id=K9_LsJBCqWMC&pg=PA326&dq=data+assimilation+office+a+vast+machine&hl=en&sa=X&ei=l9hLUb2zDKT4yQGOtIHIBQ&ved=0CDYQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=data%20assimilation%20office%20a%20vast%20machine&f=false )
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[http://acmg.seas.harvard.edu/geos/geos_chem_narrative.html#orig Ref 4 GEOS-CHEM]
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[http://www.usgcrp.gov/usgcrp/Library/models2001/default.htm Ref 5 Climate Computing]
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[http://gcn.com/articles/2001/04/14/scientists-call-for-a-climate-research-agency.aspx Ref 6 GCN]
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[http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=6365 Ref 7 Capacity Modeling] 
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[http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13430  Ref 8 Advancing Modeling]
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[http://www.us.penguingroup.com/static/pages/features/the_signal_and_the_noise.html Ref 9 Nate Silver The Signal and the Noise, Page 379]
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[http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/us-obsessed-over-the-superstorm-but-ignored-the-climate-behind-it/article4789420/ Ref 10 Globe and Mail]
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[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/post/to-be-the-best-in-weather-forecasting-why-europe-is-beating-the-us/2013/03/08/429bfcd0-8806-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394_blog.html Ref 11 Washington Post]
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[http://www.ametsoc.org/memdir/fellowslist/get_listoffellows.cfm Ref 12 AMS Fellows]
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[http://www.wmo.int/pages/about/awards/winners_mumm_en.html Ref 13 Gerbier Award]
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= Blogs =
 
= Blogs =
 
Ricky Rood's [http://climateknowledge.org/Blogs/index.php/Main_Page Climate Change Blog] wiki
 
Ricky Rood's [http://climateknowledge.org/Blogs/index.php/Main_Page Climate Change Blog] wiki

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Rood Bio Material

Richard B. (Ricky) Rood is a professor of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Prior to 2005, he held several leadership positions at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

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Blogs

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