(AOSS 480/NRE 480) Climate Change: An Inter-Disciplinary Approach to Problem Solving
- Includes course material database
(AOSS 591 (Fall) /AOSS 592 (Winter))
(AOSS 321, AOSS 401, AOSS 451)
These projects are designed to address complex problems. They strive to incorporate consideration of climate change into decision making and recommendations. Often it is not easy, but that's the point of it all. Project Description
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. His more than 80 academic publications have been cited more than 4000 times.Ref 1 ResearcherID
Rood has contributions in several fields of research. The numerical scheme he developed with Shian-Jiann Lin of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory is used in many atmospheric chemistry models and global climate models Ref 2 Google Scholar Lin+Rood+Dynamical+Core. As the founding Head of the Data Assimilation Office, Rood was responsible for the first reanalysis dataset, GEOS-1 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 Ref 4 GEOS-CHEM.
In 1999 Rood was detailed to the 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 Ref 5 Climate Computing Ref 6 GCN. He has contributed to many advisory reports and two National Research Council reports on climate modeling and computing Ref 7 Capacity Modeling Ref 8 Advancing Modeling.
Recently, Rood has worked at he intersection of climate change and society, both performing research and developing curriculum. He is the climate change blogger for Wunderground.com, and his writings are widely reproduced on the web and cited in blogs and media outlets. Ref 9 Nate Silver The Signal and the Noise, Page 379 Ref 10 Globe and Mail Ref 11 Washington Post
Rood is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society Ref 12 AMS Fellows, and he holds the World Meteorological Organization's Norbert Gerbier Award Ref 13 Gerbier Award. At NASA he was recognized with the Exceptional Achievement Medal and Outstanding Leadership Medal.
“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. link to abstract
“Multidimensional Flux-Form Semi-Lagrangian Transport Schemes,” Lin, S.-J., and Rood, R. B., Mon. Wea. Rev., 124, 2046-2070, 1996. Link to Paper
“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. link to abstract
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. Link to Paper
“Changing the Media Discussion on Climate and Extreme Weather,” Christine Shearer and Richard B. Rood, Earthzine, April 17, 2011 Link to Document
"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 /08/429bfcd0-8806-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394_blog.html Link to Document]
Ref 3 Paul Edwards, A Vast Machine, Page 326 (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 )
Ricky Rood's Climate Change Blog wiki