Thomas P. Ackerman

Director, Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean
Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences

Tom Ackerman headshotE-mail:
Phone: 206-221-2767
Atmos Sci Office: 720 Atmospheric Science – Geophysics Building (ATG)
JISAO Office: 136 Wallace Hall
Fax: 206-685-9178

Current Research

  • Climate Engineering – Science and Ethics
  • Marine Cloud Brightening as a means of climate engineering
  • Ocean-atmosphere coupling and the effects of cloud feedbacks
  • Use of satellite and ground-based data to evaluate climate model cloud properties
  • Understanding the maintenance and formation of thin tropical tropopause cirrus

Events and Presentations

Some recent public presentations:

  • Presentation to undergrduate students at Lyndon State College in Vermont in November 2016 on climate engineering
  • Presentation to science staff at Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, on possible strategies for the use of climate engineering

If you have questions about these presentations, please contact me.

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