Thursday, November 3, 2016

From physics to the science of weather and climate: The fun and excitement of scaling the boundaries across disciplines

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

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