The modelers have become models! If you are into climate scientists, you might want to purchase this calendar (created by science communicators Francesco Fiondella and Rebecca Fowler). They explain:
Each month, the calendar shows one of Columbia’s renowned climate scientists in a portrayal of their interests and work, along with information like the scientists’ favorite dataset, chart or climate phenomenon. The calendar also includes dates of weather and climate events that live in infamy, dates of key scientific meetings… and much more.
Dr. August: Kátia Fernandes developed a model to help predict fire activity in the Western Amazon up to three months in advance.
Dr. December: Nicolas Vigaud studies how a changing climate could alter regional atmospheric circulation over Africa’s Sahel and other semi-arid environments, and impact rainfall patterns there.
Dr. October: Dorothy Peteet, reconstructs past climate using ancient seeds and pollen found in the cores of layered mud she pulls from bogs, lakes and marshes in Alaska and New York.
Dr. June: Tony Barnston is the Chief Forecaster at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society.
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