International Advisory Board

CRESCENDO's International Advisory Board

    Clare Goodess
    IAB member

    Clare is a Senior Researcher as well as the Climatic Research Unit’s Research and Administration Manager. Her current research interests focus on the development and use of regional climate change projections, particularly with respect to extreme events and the representation of uncertainty. Thus Clare works at the interface between climate modellers and users of climate information – where communication, particularly with decision makers and policy makers (as well as researchers modelling the impacts of climate change), is increasingly important. Clare also has a longstanding interest in Mediterranean climate.

  • William Large
    IAB member
    National Centre for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), USA
    William Large
    IAB member

    The research interest that underlies Bill's research is the physics of the upper ocean and feedbacks with the atmosphere. Of particular interest are low frequency, large scale phenomena, and the role of the upper ocean as a conduit between the interior ocean and the atmosphere. Therefore, upper ocean models for global climate modeling studies are a particular focus. He is involved in small scale experiments, both observational and numerical (LES), that are designed to determine important upper ocean processes, and the signatures of these processes, so that their large scale significance can be assessed and modeled. The atmosphere-ocean forcing functions are a very important aspect of the problem, and Bill continues to try to improve our knowledge of them.

  • James Randerson
    IAB member
    University of California, Irvine (UCI), USA
    James Randerson
    IAB member

    James is an expert in global change and disturbance dynamics in terrestrial ecosystems. He uses remote sensing data, carbon dioxide observations and Earth system models to study interactions between human activity, ecosystem processes and climate.

  • Denise Young
    IAB member
    International Council for Science (ICSU), France
    Denise Young
    IAB member

    Denise is Head of Communications at the International Council for Science (ICSU). She has worked as a public relations consultant for the non-profit sector, a press officer at UNESCO's World Heritage Centre, and prior to that was a journalist with Reuters.