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Michael Bender

Professor of Geosciences

Location: M48 Guyot Hall
Phone Number: 609-258-2936
Email Address: bender@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Glacial-interglacial climate change

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Elie Bou-Zeid

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Location: E414 Engineering Quad E-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-5429
Email Address: ebouzeid@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Measurements and simulations of heat and water exchanges between buildings and the atmosphere; urban microclimatology and hydrology; boundary layer meteorology; environmental fluid mechanics and turbulence; wind energy forecasting, wind farm design

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Adam Burrows

Professor of Astrophysical Sciences

Director, Program in Planets and Life

Location: 105 Peyton Hall
Phone Number: 609-258-3590
Email Address: burrows@astro.princeton.edu

Research Description:

General energy studies; fission and fusion; climate change; battery technology; policy

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Leo Donner

Lecturer in Geosciences

Location: 257 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Phone Number: 609-452-6562
Email Address: leo.j.donner@noaa.gov

Research Description:

Climate-model development; cloud and convective processes in the atmospheric general circulation; role of clouds in climate and climate change

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Peter Jaffe

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Associate Director for Research, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Location: E411 Engineering Quad E-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-4653
Email Address: jaffe@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Biogeochemical cycles applied to environmental remediation, especially water quality and soils. Bioremediation of uranium-contaminated groundwater; biogeochemical cycling in wetlands including immobilization of toxic metals; methane emissions from rice paddies; nitrogen transformation in urban streams and hydrological infrastructure; linking water quality models with climate change models

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Ning Lin

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Location: E328 Engineering Quad
Phone Number: 609-258-0266
Email Address: nlin@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Natural hazards and risk assessment, stochastic modeling, wind engineering, coastal engineering, climate change impact and adaptation, and built environment and sustainability; the study of tropical cyclones and associated weather extremes (e.g., strong winds, heavy rainfall, and storm surge), how they change with climate, and how their impact on the natural and built environment can be mitigated

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Denise Mauzerall

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Public and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School and CEE

Location: E412 Engineering Quad E-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-2498
Email Address: mauzeral@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Analysis of air quality and climate impacts of various energy technologies (coal, gas, solar, wind) with the goal of identifying options with maximum co-benefits. Analysis of China’s energy future and options for air quality, health, and climate co-benefits. Effect of nitrogen, ozone, and water on sustainable intensification of crop production. Measurement of methane leakage from older U.S. natural gas infrastructure

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Michael Oppenheimer

Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and of International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School

Location: 448 Robertson Hall
Phone Number: 609-258-2338
Email Address: omichael@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Science and policy of the atmosphere, particularly climate change and its impacts; effects of global warming on ice sheets and sea level

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Venkatachalam Ramaswamy

Lecturer with the rank of Professor in Geosciences and Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Director, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Location: 257 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Phone Number: 609-452-6510
Email Address: v.ramaswamy@noaa.gov

Research Description:

Numerical modeling of Earth’s climate system; climate variations and change due to natural and human-influenced factors; past, present and future climates; Earth’s hydrological cycle; satellite remote sensing of climate; climate and air quality

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Jorge Sarmiento

George J. Magee Professor of Geoscience and Geological Engineering

Director, Cooperative Institute for Climate Science (CICS)

Director, Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling (SOCCOM) program

Location: 306A Forrestal Campus Sayre Hall
Phone Number: 609-258-6585
Email Address: jls@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Fundamental processes controlling the ocean-atmosphere distribution of climatically important chemicals, particularly carbon dioxide, and how these have changed through time; global carbon cycle, ocean biogeochemical dynamics, the impact of climate change on ocean biology and biogeochemistry, use of chemical tracers to study ocean circulation, paleoceanography

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Daniel Sigman

Dusenbury Professor of Geological and Geophysical Sciences

Professor of Geosciences

Location: M52 Guyot Hall
Phone Number: 609-258-2194
Email Address: sigman@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Earth’s environmental history; interactions among climate, ocean biogeochemistry, and atmospheric carbon dioxide; the global nitrogen cycle, today and in the past

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Robert Socolow

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Emeritus

Location: 139 Guyot Hall
Phone Number: 609-258-5446
Email Address: socolow@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Global energy system response to global and local environmental and security constraints; carbon dioxide capture from fossil fuels and storage in geological formations; nuclear power; energy efficiency in buildings; advanced technologies in developing countries

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Elke U. Weber

Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment

Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs

Location: 86 Olden Street
Phone Number: 609-258-7640
Email Address: eweber@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Questions at the intersection of psychology, economics, engineering, and policy that address the importance and role of descriptive/behavioral models of judgment and decision-making under risk and uncertainty and for decisions with long time horizons in environmental and energy-related decision making and policy. Psychologically appropriate ways to measure and model individual, group, or cultural differences in risk taking and time discounting across domains.

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David Wilcove

Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School

Location: 446 Robertson Hall
Phone Number: 609-258-7118
Email Address: dwilcove@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Environmental policy; conservation of biodiversity; effects of human adaptive responses to climate change on biodiversity; impact of palm oil (for food and biofuel) on biodiversity; climate change and spread of invasive plants

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Eric Wood

Susan Dod Brown Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Director, Program in Environmental Engineering and Water Resources

Location: E415 Engineering Quad E-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-4675
Email Address: efwood@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Hydroclimatology with an emphasis on land atmospheric interactions; terrestrial remote sensing; seasonal hydrologic climate forecasts, including land-climate teleconnections; terrestrial water and energy balances and fluxes over a range of spatial and temporal scales; validating satellite retrievals on land surface states; drought prediction

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