Susan Solomon is internationally recognized as a leader in atmospheric science, particularly for her insights in explaining the cause of the Antarctic ozone "hole". She and her colleagues have made important contributions to understanding chemistry/climate coupling, including leading research on the irreversibility of global warming linked to anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions, and on the influence of the ozone hole on the climate of the southern hemisphere. Her current focus is on issues relating to both atmospheric chemistry and climate change.
Larson, EJL., Portmann, RW., Solomon, S., Murphy, DM., Decadal attribution of historic temperature and ocean heat content change to anthropogenic emissions, Geophysical Research Letters, 47 (3) e2019GL085905, 2020. Link to Article
Fu, Q., White, R., Wang, M., Alexander, B., Solomon, S., Gettelman, A., Battisti, D., Lin, P., The Brewer-Dobson circulation during the Last Glacial Maximum, Geophysical Research Letters, 47 (3) e2019GL086271, 2020. Link to Article
Lickley, M., Solomon, S., Fletcher, S., Velders, GJM., Daniel, J., Rigby, M., Montzka, S., Kuijpers, JM., Stone, K., Quantifying contributions of chlorofluorocarbon banks to emissions and impacts on the ozone layer and climate, Nature Communications, 11 (1) 1-11, 2020. Link to Article
Mattauch, L., Matthews, HD., Millar, R., Rezai, A., Solomon, S., Venmans, F., Steering the climate system: Using inertia to lower the cost of policy: Comment, American Economic Review, 110 (4) 1231-37, 2020. Link to Article
DeLisi, C., Patrinos, A., MacCracken, M., Drell, D., Annas, G., Arkin, A., Church, G., Cook-Deegan, R., Jacoby, H., Lidstrom, M., Melillo, J., Milo, R., Paustian, K., Reilly, J., Roberts, R., Segre, D., Solomon, S., Woolf, D., Wullschleger, S., Yang, X., The Role of Synthetic Biology in Atmospheric Greenhouse Gas Reduction: Prospects and Challenges, BioDesign Research, vol. 2020, 8 pages, 2020. Link to Article
Solomon, S., Alcamo, J., Ravishankara, AR., Unfinished business after five decades of ozone-layer science and policy, Nature Communications, 11 (1) 1-4, 2020. Link to Article
Yook, S., Thompson, DWJ., Solomon, S., Kim, SY., The Key Role of Coupled Chemistry-Climate Interactions in Tropical Stratospheric Temperature Variability, Journal of Climate, 33 (17) 7619-7629, 2020. Link to Article
Schmidt, A., Mills, M.J., Ghan, S., Gregory, J.M., Allan, R.P., Andrews, T., Bardeen, C.G., Conley, A., Forster, P.M., Gettelman, A. Portmann, R.W., Solomon, S., Toon, O.B., Volcanic Radiative Forcing From 1979 to 2015, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, v. 123 (22), 12,491-12,508, 2018.
Honorary fellow, Royal Meteorological Society, UK (2017) | Arthur L. Day Prize and Lectureship, National Academy of Sciences (2017) | Honorary doctorate, University of British Columbia, November (2015) | Honorary Doctorate, Brown University (2015) | Illinois Institute of Technology Hall of Fame (2015) | Honorary Doctorate, University of British Columbia (2015) |Honorary Doctorate, Leeds University (2013) | BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Prize, BBVA Foundation (2013) | Honorary Member, American Polar Society, (2013) | Vetlesen Prize, Vetlesen Foundation (2013) | Honorary Member, American Meteorological Society (2012) | Honorary Doctorate, Smith College (2012) | Chevalier, Legion d’honneur, Republique de France (2010) | Career Achievement Award, Service to America Awards of the Partnership for Public Service (2010) | Honorary Doctorate, University of Athens (2010) | Listed by Good Housekeeping Magazine as one of the 125 women who changed the world (2010) | Honorary Doctorate, University of Paris (2010) | Member, National Women’s Hall of Fame (2009) | Volvo Environment Prize (2009) | Honorary Doctorate, Reading University, UK (2009) | Honorary Doctorate, University of Pennsylvania (2009) | Member, National Women’s Hall of Fame (2009) | Honorary Fellow, The Geological Society of London (2008) | Fellow, Royal Society of London (2008) | Fellow, American Philosophical Society (2008) | John Scott Award, John Scott Foundation Trust (2008) | Listed by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2008 | Grande Medaille, Academie des Sciences de France (2008) | American Geological Institute Award for Advancing Public Understanding of the Geosciences (2008) | Distinguished Presidential Rank Award (2008) | The Nobel Peace Prize, awarded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) [Susan Solomon served as co-chair] and Mr. Albert Gore, Junior (2007) | Lemaitre Prize, Foundation Georges Lemaitre, Brussels, Belgium (2007) | Bowie Medal, American Geophysical Union (2007) | Lowell Thomas Award, Explorers Club, New York (2007) | Goldschmidt Award, Geochemical Society (2006) | Honorary Doctorate, Northwestern University (2006) | Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry (2006) | UNEP/ WMO Vienna Convention Award for outstanding contributions to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer (2005) | Honorary Fellow, International Polar Foundation (2005) | Blue Planet Laureate, Asahi Glass Foundation, Tokyo, Japan (2004) | Honorary Doctorate, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK (2004) | Honorary Doctorate, University of Miami (2003) | Distinguished Presidential Rank Award (2003) | Gold Medal, Department of Commerce, for contributions as lead author of the 3rd Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2002) | Weizmann Women and Science Award, presented at Rockefeller University (2002) | Honorary Doctorate, SUNY at Stony Brook (2001) | Honorary Doctorate, Illinois Institute of Technology (2001) | U. S. National Medal of Science (2000) | Foreign Member, Academia Europaea (2000) | Carl-Gustaf Rossby Award, American Meteorological Society (2000) | Co-Recipient, Climate Protection Award of the Environmental Protection Agency (1998) | United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Award for key contributions to the development of the Montreal Protocol (1997) | Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award of the Environmental Protection Agency (1996) | Honorary Doctorate, Williams College, Williamstown, MA (1996) | Associé Étranger (Foreign Associate), Academie des Sciénces de France (1995) | Solomon Glacier (78°23’S, 162°30’E) and Solomon Saddle (78°23’S, 162°39’E) were named in honor of leadership in Antarctic research (1994) | Honorary Doctorate, Tulane University (1994) | Arthur S. Flemming Award for excellence in government service (1994) | Honorary Doctorate, University of Colorado at Boulder (1993) | Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1993) | Scientist of the Year, R&D Magazine, Cahners Publications (1992) | Member, National Academy of Sciences (1992) | Common Wealth Award for Excellence in Science and Invention (1992) | Henry Houghton Award, American Meteorological Society (1991) | Gold Medal for exceptional service, U. S. Department of Commerce (1989) | James B. MacElwane Award, American Geophysical Union (1985) | University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Fellow (1977-1978) | Fellow, American Geophysical Union | Fellow, American Meteorological Society | Fellow Royal Meteorological Society