Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology; Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering; Director, Harvard Univ. Center for the Environment; Director, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program, HKS; Area Dean for Environmental Science and Engineering
Daniel P. Schrag is the Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology at Harvard University, Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, and Director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment.
Pamela and Vasco McCoy, Jr. Professor of Oceanography and Applied Physics; Co-Director of Graduate Studies
Eli Tziperman joined Harvard as a Professor of oceanography and applied physics in 2003. His research interests include large-scale climate and ocean dynamics, including El Nino, thermohaline circulation, abrupt climate change, glacial cycles and equable climates; advanced methods of ocean data assimilation.
Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Environmental Science and Engineering; Co-Director, Harvard University Center for the Environment
Peter Huybers is a Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University whose research interests lie in developing a better understanding of the climate system and its implications for society. On-going research involves interactions between volcanism and glaciation, trends and predictability of extreme temperatures, and implication of climate change for food production.
Please follow this link to an intersting Harvard Gazette article featuring the research of Professors Francis Macdonald and Robin Wordsworth on the possible origins of snowball Earth; far worse than a March snowstorm! The work focuses on the potential relationship between snowball Earth and volcanic sulfur dioxide in the atmosphere at that time.
Please follow this link to an in-depth article in Harvard Magazine called "The Plastic Earth" featuring the research of Jerry Mitrovica on the nature of the shape of Earth, its rate of rotation, and the relationship to melting ice sheets and rising sea levels. Very interesting and informative article!
Please follow this link to an interesting KPBS article featuring the work of renowned Earth scientist Walter Munk and our own Jerry Mitrovica discussing how rising sea levels actually make the days a bit longer by slowing the Earth's rotation. A case of contemporary research validating and confirming the ideas of the wonderful minds that preceded our work.
Please follow this link to a Harvard Gazette article featuring the work of Karen McKinnon and Peter Huybers along with the National Center for Atmospheric Research. A paper published in Nature Geoscience provides new insight into land surface temperatures in the eastern United States and their relationship to those on the surface of the northern Pacific Ocean. Read more about Earlier Warnings for Heat Waves