The University of Massachusetts Amherst will be awarding honorary degrees to three of the world's leading climate scientists. During this prestigious ceremony, the honorees will make brief presentations about their research and be formally awarded the Doctor of Science honoris causa.
Professor André Berger
Professor Berger is best known for his work on understanding how changes in the earth's orbit led to the ice ages, and the development of climate models to study earth history.
Dr. Dominique Raynaud
Dr. Raynaud's research on extracting gases from polar ice cores made it abundantly clear that greenhouse gas concentrations today are unprecedented for hundreds of thousands of years. In this way he has framed our views on human-induced effects on the atmosphere.
Dr. Warren M. Washington
Dr. Washington was only the second African-American to earn a doctorate in the atmospheric sciences. Through his pioneering research in developing numerical models of the climate system, he has served as a role model for generations of young researchers from many backgrounds.
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