AOS Faculty Member Tom Delworth, a GFDL senior scientist, has been selected as the 2021 Bert Bolin awardee and lecturer of the AGU Global Environmental Change section. He will receive the award and present this lecture at AGU’s Fall Meeting 2021, to be held December 13-17 in New Orleans.
Delworth was cited for "major contributions in atmosphere ocean interactions through pioneering climate modeling that has advanced the understanding of climate variations, change, and extremes."
Delworth’s research focuses on such topics as the role of the ocean in the climate system, with emphasis on climate variability, change and predictability on seasonal to decadal to centennial time scales; interactions between forced climate change and internal variability; the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation and climate; climate extremes, including drought and storms; and use of hierarchies of models to study climate variability and change.
The award is named after Bert Rickard Johannes Bolin (1925-2007), a Swedish biogeochemist/meteorologist who served as the first Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. It is given annually to an Earth scientist (or a team of scientists) for ground breaking research and/or leadership in global environmental change through cross-disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and trans-disciplinary research in the past 10 years.