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Jagadish Shukla

Professor of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences; Director of the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies

Expertise: Climate Change, Weather, Short-Term Climate Variability

Shukla is president of the Institute of Global Environment and Society and the founder of the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies, a top research center devoted to an improved understanding of climate variability and predictability. He is one of the premier researchers of short-term climate variability and continues to research ways to more accurately predict weather and climate variations in the three-month to one-year range.

Shukla is a lead author and member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the organization that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former vice president Al Gore.

He received the International Meteorological Organization Prize for 2007 given by the World Meteorological Organization. Virginia Gov. Timothy Kaine appointed him a commissioner for climate change, and he is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union.

He has founded and implanted many weather and climate research centers globally.

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