NCAR Authors & Reviewers for Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Honors and Awards

The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former Vice President Al Gore. Scores of scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research have served as authors or reviewers for the four assessment reports issued by IPCC since 1990, and several NCAR scientists have played leadership roles. UCAR staff have provided considerable administrative support via the Technical Support Units and other roles.

Behind the scenes, a key component of the effort was the development of the Community Climate System Model. The CCSM, run on some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, simulates the many interconnected events that drive Earth’s climate. Read more about the modeling and supercomputing effort.

Below is a list of NCAR and UCAR scientific staff who contributed to the four major IPCC assessments. There are several levels of authorship. To reduce repetition, each staff member is listed only once, at his or her highest level of authorship for each assessment.

Many additional staff from across the institution have provided technical and administrative support to IPCC efforts, including the four assessments and several special or supplementary reports.

IPCC 2007 - Working Group I

Coordinating lead authors

 

Lead authors

 

Contributing authors

 

Reviewers

Guy Brasseur
Gerald Meehl
Kevin Trenberth
 

William Collins
Elisabeth Holland
Reto Knutti
Linda Mearns
Bette Otto-Bliesner

 

Caspar Ammann
Julie Arblaster
David Baker
Gordon Bonan
Esther Brady
Lawrence Buja
Aiguo Dai
Clara Deser
John Fasullo
Peter Gent
Alex Guenther
Marika Holland
Aixue Hu
James Hurrell
Richard Katz
David Lawrence
Julia Lee-Taylor
Dennis Shea
Claudia Tebaldi
Haiyan Teng
Tom Wigley

 

David Anderson
Frank Bryan
Michael Coffey
William Collins
Aiguo Dai
Peter Gent
Aixue Hu
Reto Knutti
Jerry Mahlman
Natalie Mahowald
Steven Massie
Bette Otto-Bliesner
David Schimel
Kevin Trenberth

Administrative support (UCAR/NCAR)

Kristen Avery
Lisa Butler
Tahl Kestin
Scott Longmore
Martin Manning
Melinda Marquis
Michael Shibao
Kyle Terran
Melinda Tignor

             

IPCC 2007 - Working Group II

Coordinating lead authors   Lead authors   Contributing authors   Reviewers

Patricia Romero Lankao

 

Linda Mearns
Kathleen Miller

 

Susanne Moser
Claudia Tebaldi

 

Michael Glantz
David Schimel
Kevin Trenberth


IPCC 2001 - Working Group I

Coordinating lead authors   Lead authors   Contributing authors   Reviewers

Linda Mearns
Gerald Meehl

 

Kevin Trenberth

 

Gordon Bonan
Lawrence Buja
Peter Gent
Alex Guenther
Aiguo Dai
Marika Holland
Larry Horowitz
James Hurrell
Richard Katz
Jeffrey Kiehl
Timothy Kittel
William Large
Sasha Madronich
Keith Lindsay
Philip Rasch
Xuexi Tie
Tom Wigley
David Williamson

 

Elliot Atlas
Aiguo Dai
Scott Doney
Richard Katz
Jeffrey Kiehl
Dorothy Koch
Sue Schauffler
Kevin Trenberth
Warren Washington
David Williamson

             

IPCC 2001 - Working Group II

Coordinating lead authors   Lead authors   Contributing authors   Reviewers
Kathleen Miller   Linda Mearns
David Schimel
  Richard Katz
Tom Wigley
  Michael Glantz
Kevin Trenberth


IPCC 1995 - Working Group I

Convening lead authors   Lead authors   Contributors   Reviewers

David Schimel
Kevin Trenberth

 

Filippo Giorgi
Gerald Meehl
Tom Wigley (UCAR)

 

James Hack
Jeffrey Kiehl
Richard Katz
Timothy Kittel
Elizabeth Sulzman
Linda Mearns
Philip Rasch
Warren Washington
David Williamson

 

Richard Katz
Jeffrey Kiehl
Roland Madden
Gerald Meehl
Brian Ridley
Kevin Trenberth
Warren Washington

             

IPCC 1995 - Working Group II

    Lead authors   Contributors    
    Elisabeth Holland   Michael Glantz

   

IPCC 1990 - Working Group I

 

        Contributing authors   Reviewers

 

 

 

  Robert Dickinson
Roy Jenne
Gerald Meehl
Stephen Schneider
Kevin Trenberth
Richard Katz
Roland Madden
Warren Washington
  John Eddy (UCAR)
Robert Dickinson
John Firor
Jeffrey Kiehl
Gerald Meehl
Stephen Schneider
Kevin Trenberth
             

IPCC 1990 - Working Group II

 

        Contributing authors    
        Michael Glantz


 

*Media & nonprofit use of images: Except where otherwise indicated, media and nonprofit use permitted with credit as indicated above and compliance with UCAR's terms of use. Find more images in the UCAR Digital Image Library.

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research manages the National Center for Atmospheric Research under sponsorship by the National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings and conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.