School of Meteorology : Speaker Bio

Climate Projections over North America in the Coming Decades: Uncertainty due to Natural Variability

Dr. Clara Deser


Dr. Clara Deser is a Senior Scientist and Head of the Climate Analysis Section within the Climate and Global Dynamics Division at the National Center for Atmospheric Research(NCAR). She studies global climate variability and climate change, with an emphasis on interactions among the atmosphere, ocean and sea ice. Dr. Deser has co-authored over 100 publications on topics such as ENSO, Pacific and Atlanctic decadal variability, Arctic and Antarctic sea ice trends, and regional climate change. Dr. Deser is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society(AMS), a recipient of the AMS Meisinger Award the AMS Editor's Award from the Journal of Climate. She is a co-chair of the Community Earth System Model Climate Variability and Change Working Group, and a contributing author to the 4th and 5th IPCC Assessment Reports. Dr Deser received her Bachelor of Science in Earth and Planetary Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1982 and her Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Washington in 1989. Prior to joining NCAR in 1997, she was a Research Associate at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado.

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