Dr. Venkatachalam Ramaswamy: "I am convinced that I really did not have a definitive dream when I was growing up in India, with perhaps only the vaguest notion of being a scientific researcher. Now, it feels different. I will reflect on the journey it has been through the academic and professional career – an adventure that has comprised crossing disciplinary perimeters involving multiple types of scaling. As I have wandered into the disciplines of climate and weather, the challenges encountered have been revelations in the interface between science and society."
Dr. Venkatachalam Ramaswamy, Director, NOAA/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton University