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Our Scientists' Stories

Whether it was the tornado scene in the Wizard of Oz, or the rare triple rainbow watched as it appeared then disappeared in the key, there usually was a defining moment, or event, that led a person to science. To explore, to discover, to find an answer, solve a problem. This section captures the imagination brought to life through the accomplishments of our scientists, who embody the Visiting Scientist Programs. The science in action, the goal, the process, the outcome, lessons learned along the way, the recognition. We hope you are inspired by these news features and enjoy the glimpse into the journey of scientists associated with VSP. Please send us news, photos, and charts of your career accomplishments so that we can add to this page.

Kerri Pratt

Kerri Pratt

Arctic Snow Photochemistry paper published in Nature Geoscience!

Nature Geoscience 6, 351-356 (2013) | doi:10.1038/ngeo1779

Jeremy Shakun

Jeremy Shakun

CO2 drove global warming at end of last ice age

Nature 484, 49–54 (05 April 2012) doi:10.1038/nature10915

Colin West

Kelly Mahoney

Study indicates hail may disappear from Colorado's Front Range by 2070
Colin West

Gavin Schmidt

Inaugural Climate Communications Prize Winner
Colin West

Kerri Pratt & Brice Loose

Telluride Workshop
Colin West

Dr. William J. D'Andrea

Climate helped drive Vikings from Greenland
Colin West

Dr. André van der Westhuysen

Protecting the low-lying Netherlands against flooding from the sea
Colin West

Dr. Myles Allen

Dr. Myles Allen wins 2010 Appleton Medal and Prize
Colin West

Ning Lin

Awarded the 2010 Natural Hazards Focus Group Award for Graduate Research
Colin West

Colin Thor West

Relationships between climate change and livelihoods in rural Alaskan Native communities.
Li-Chuan Chen

Li-Chuan Chen

Awarded the 2009 Outstanding Reviewer for the Journal of Hydrologic Engineering
Peter Huybers

PETER HUYBERS

2009 Winner Of MacArthur 'Genius Grant' & 2009 AGU Macelwane Medal
Gavin Schmidt

Gavin Schmidt

New book: "Climate Change: Picturing the Science", published April 09, 2009.
YiMing

Yi Ming

Recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
Benjamin Cook

Benjamin Cook

A published study in The International Journal of Climatology
 

James Brown

Best Paper Award 2007 of Computers & Geosciences

Irina Marinov

Irina Marinov

  • Global atmospheric carbon level may depend primarily on Southern Ocean
  • An in-depth look at how the oceans take up carbon dioxide
  • The Southern Ocean biogeochemical divide
Colette Heald

Colette Heald

Received the honourable Professor Crutzen Prize for best paper at the International Young Scientists' Global Change Conference
5-8 November 2006 in Beijing, China,
Gabriel Vechhi

Gabriel Vechhi

Documenting a pronounced slowdown in the Pacific Ocean atmospheric system that drives the trade winds, a prediction of global warming theory that appears to be coming true . . .