Invited Presentation 1 Chair: Stephen Wiggins, California Institute of Technology
Richard C. J. Somerville, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
Since 1979, Richard Somerville has been Professor of Meteorology at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego. He serves as Director of the Climate Research Division, a group of scientists studying the variability and predictability of the earth's climate.
Dr. Somerville's major research interest is the greenhouse effect and global climate change. He is a specialist in computer modeling of the climate system. His current research is aimed at improving understanding of the role of clouds in climate.
Dr. Somerville earned a B.S. from Pennsylvania State University in 1961 and a Ph.D. from New York University in 1966, both in meteorology. He has lectured extensively on climate change and has published more than 100 technical papers. His honors include election as a Fellow of both the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Meteorological Society.