International Collaborators

  • Malte Meinshausen
    International Collaborator
    Australian-German Climate and Energy College, The University of Melbourne, Australia
    Malte Meinshausen
    International Collaborator

    A/Prof Malte Meinshausen is the Director of the Australian-German College at The University of Melbourne and is affiliated with Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany. He holds a Ph. D. in "Climate Science & Policy", a Diploma in "Environmental Sciences" from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, and an M.Sc. in "Environmental Change and Management" from the University of Oxford, UK. Before joining the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in 2006, he was a Post-Doc at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. He has been contributing author to various chapters in the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC AR4). Until May 2011, he was leading the PRIMAP ("Potsdam Real-Time Integrated Model for probabilistic Assessment of emission Path") research group at PIK before relocating to Melbourne. Since 2005, he is a scientific advisor to the German Environmental Ministry related to international climate change negotiations under the UNFCCC. Since 2014, he investigates methods to derive future climate targets for Australia in the context of a Future Fellow ARC project.

  • Robert Ferraro
    International Collaborator
    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, USA
    Robert Ferraro
    International Collaborator

    Manager, Modeling and Data Assimilation at JPL (NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory).

  • Duane Waliser
    International Collaborator
    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, USA
    Duane Waliser
    International Collaborator

    Duane is Chief Scientist, Earth Science and Technology Directorate, a Visiting Associate in the Geological and Planetary Sciences Division at Caltech and an Adjunct Professor in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Department at UCLA. His principle research interests lie in climate dynamics and in global atmosphere-ocean modeling, prediction and predictability, with emphasis on the Tropics. He joined JPL in 2004 with interests in utilizing new and emerging satellite data sets to study weather and climate as well as advance our model simulation and forecast capabilities, particularly for long-range weather and short-term climate applications.

  • Jasmin John
    International Collaborator
    The Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL), Princeton University, USA
    Jasmin John
    International Collaborator

    Jasmin's research interests build upon a broad and extensive background in developing climate and earth system models and using these tools to study carbon-climate interactions and biogeochemical feedbacks over the last 25 years. Transdisciplinary studies are essential to Earth System research efforts and understanding global change. Jasmin's professional goals include conducting research on projects that integrate theory, modeling and observations across earth system components to identify processes driving trends and variability, improve future projections, and assess impacts on fragile ecosystems, the environment, and humans.

  • Olaf Morgenstern
    International Collaborator
    The New Zealand National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), New Zealand
    Olaf Morgenstern
    International Collaborator

    Olaf is leading the New Zealand Regional Atmosphere Programme, which focusses on making high-quality measurements of atmospheric composition and radiation at Lauder, Baring Head, and Arrival Heights (Antarctica), and on interpreting these measurements, using numerical models, in the contexts of climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion, and tropospheric air pollution. He is an elected member of the International Commission on the Middle Atmosphere (ICMA). 

  • John P. Dunne
    International Collaborator
    The Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL), Princeton University, USA
    John P. Dunne
    International Collaborator

    Dr. Dunne is head of GFDL’s  Biogeochemistry, Ecosystems, and Climate Group. John’s research interest spans a range of scientific research topics from the global (such as climate and earth system modeling and the effects of climate varaibility and change on marine ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles) to the local (such as biogeochemical processes and impacts of eutrophication on coastal ecosystems).  He combines chemical fingerprinting tools with mathematical models of physical and biogeochemical processes to elucidate controls on climate variability and change, biogeochemical cycling, and marine ecological functioning.  He also collaborate on a variety of projects assessing climate change impacts.

  • Rachel Law
    International Collaborator
    Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research (CAWCR), Australia
    Rachel Law
    International Collaborator

    Rachel Law leads the land surface modelling team in the Earth System Assessment program. Her current roles and research include: (i) developing the capability to simulate the carbon cycle in the Australian Community Climate and Earth System Simulator (ACCESS); (ii) coordinating the 100-strong community of researchers who use the Community Atmosphere Biosphere Land Exchange (CABLE) land surface model; and (iii) interpreting the atmospheric measurements of greenhouse gases, primarily carbon dioxide, to better understand where anthropogenic carbon is taken up by the land biosphere and oceans.

  • Francois Engelbrecht
    International Collaborators
    The South African Council for Scientific and Commonwealth Research (CSIR), South Africa
    Francois Engelbrecht
    International Collaborators

    Engelbrecht leads the climate studies, modelling and environmental health research group at the CSIR. He obtained a PhD in meteorology (2006) at the University of Pretoria, and specialises in the fields of numerical climate model development and regional climate modelling. Engelbrecht currently leads the development of the first African-based Earth system model in collaboration with national and international partners. He is an extraordinary associate professor at North-West University and an honorary research associate of the University of the Witwatersrand. Engelbrecht also serves as an invited member of the Working Group on Numerical Experimentation of the World Climate Research Programme.

  • Peter J. Gleckler
    International Collaborator
    The Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison (PCMDI), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
    Peter J. Gleckler
    International Collaborator

    Research Scientist at the Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison

  • Jean-Francois Lamarque
    International Collaborator
    The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), USA
    Jean-Francois Lamarque
    International Collaborator

    Jean-François Lamarque is a Senior Scientist with a joint appointment in the Atmospheric Chemistry Observations and Modeling (ACOM) and Climate and Global Dynamics (CGD) Laboratories.  He is the current Community Earth System Model (CESM) Chief Scientist.  He is also head of the Modeling Section in ACOM. He was a Lead Author on Chapter 8 (Radiative forcing) of IPCC AR5, published in 2013. His research focuses on the use of models to understand the long-term changes of short-lived climate forcers (i.e. ozone, aerosols and methane).  He has published several papers on the transient behavior of tropospheric chemistry since the mid-nineteenth century.  In particular, he has made use of ice-core measurements of black carbon and sulfate aerosols to validate model simulations of those compounds. Other applications include the modeling of paleo-atmospheres under massive chemical perturbations.