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Richard S. Lindzen

Professor Emeritus

Richard Lindzen is a dynamical meteorologist with interests in the broad topics of climate, planetary waves, monsoon meteorology, planetary atmospheres, and hydrodynamic instability. His research involves studies of the role of the tropics in mid-latitude weather and global heat transport, the moisture budget and its role in global change, the origins of ice ages, seasonal effects in atmospheric transport, stratospheric waves, and the observational determination of climate sensitivity. He has published more than 200 scientific papers and books. From 1983, when he joined the faculty at MIT, until he retired in 2013, he was Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology.


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AMS's Meisinger (1968) and Charney Awards (1985) | AGU's Macelwane Medal (1969) | Member, National Academy of Sciences | Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences | Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Sciences | Fellow, American Geophysical Union | Fellow, American Meteorological Society

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Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, l964, Harvard University
S.M. in Applied Mathematics, l96l, Harvard University
A.B. (mcl) in Physics, l960, Harvard University

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