Robert Pincus

Robert Pincus
Columbia University
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Fields of interest
Radiation, climate modeling, climate change, radiative forcing, remote sensing, and clouds
Description of scientific projects
These days I'm interested in what the past can tell us about the future: how do changes in the atmosphere's composition translate to changes in the Earth's energy budget, how are these changes related to warming, and to what extent can and can't we use past responses to forcing to infer Earth's future? I'm also interested in how radiation couples to circulation at scales small and large, in the careful use of statistical inference, and in remote sensing problems. But my interests keep evolving and I'm easily interested in new problems. My own appointment is at the University of Colorado but, since I mostly live with my family in New York, it's easiest to work with postdocs at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.