Ronald Prinn, The MIT Integrated Global System Model: A guide for Environmentally and Economically beneficial Development of Energy, Food and Water ResourcesMarch 13, 2013
Martin Institute Auditorium
The research interests of Ron Prinn, a faculty member at MIT since 1971, incorporate the chemistry, dynamics and physics of the atmospheres of the Earth and other planets, and the chemical evolution of atmospheres. Current projects involve atmospheric chemistry and biogeochemistry, climate science, and integrated assessment of science and policy regarding climate change. He leads the AGAGE network that measures rates of changes of the concentrations of trace gases involved in the greenhouse effect and ozone depletion. He is pioneering the use of inverse methods using AGAGE measurements and 3D models to determine trace gas emissions and understand atmospheric chemical processes. He works with social scientists to link the science, economics, and policy aspects of global change. Prinn has co-developed a model which couples economics, climate dynamics, and land and ocean ecosystems to elucidate uncertainties in climate predictions.
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