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Climate scientists study the statistics of the Earth's temperature (top) and precipitation (bottom) for a better understanding of the climate system.

This list of climate scientists contains famous or otherwise notable persons who have contributed to the study of climate science. The list is not complete or up to date. The list includes scientists from several specialities or disciplines.

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  • Myles Allen, head of the Climate Dynamics group at University of Oxford's Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics Department. Lead author, IPCC Third Assessment Report. Review editor, Fourth Assessment Report.
  • Richard Alley (1957- ), American, Earth's cryosphere and global climate change.[1]
  • Kevin Anderson, is the Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and is an adviser to the British Government on climate change.[2]
  • Svante Arrhenius (1859–1927), Swedish, greenhouse effect.[3]



  • Ken Caldeira, American, geoengineering, ocean acidification, atmospheric chemistry.
  • Guy Stewart Callendar, English,(February 1898 - October 1964), steam engineer and inventor who proposed what eventually became known as the Callendar effect, the theory that linked rising carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere to global temperature.
  • Mark Cane, American, modeling and prediction of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation.
  • John Christy, director of the Earth System Science Center at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. Best known (with Dr. Roy Spencer) for developing the first version of the satellite temperature record.
  • William Connolley, British software engineer, writer, and blogger on climatology. Until December 2007 he was Senior Scientific Officer in the Physical Sciences Division in the Antarctic Climate and the Earth System project at the British Antarctic Survey, where he worked as a climate modeller.
  • Paul J. Crutzen (1933- ), Dutch, stratospheric and tropospheric chemistry, and their role in the biogeochemical cycles and climate.[7]


  • Kerry Emanuel (1955- ), American, atmospheric dynamics specializing in hurricanes.[8]
  • Matthew England (1966-), Australian, physical oceanographer and climate dynamicist.



  • Peter Gleick (1956- ), American, hydroclimatologist, hydrologic impacts of climate change, snowfall/snowmelt responses, water adaptation strategies, consequences of sea-level rise.
  • Jonathan M. Gregory
  • Jean M. Grove (d. 1927-2001), British, glaciologist; the Little Ice Age



  • Phil Jones (1952- ), British, instrumental climate change, palaeoclimatology, detection of climate change.
  • Jean Jouzel, French, glaciologist and climatologist specializing in major climatic shifts





  • Abraham H Oort




  • Hans Joachim Schellnhuber (1950 - ), German climatologist, was an author for the Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
  • Gavin A. Schmidt, American climatologist and climate modeler at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS).
  • Stephen H. Schneider (1945–2010), American, Professor of Environmental Biology and Global Change at Stanford University.
  • Stephen E. Schwartz (1941 - ), American, chemistry of air pollutants, radiative forcing of aerosols on climate.
  • Richard C. J. Somerville (1941 - ), American, theoretical meteorology and atmospheric physics.
  • Stocker, Thomas, Swiss, climate dynamics and paleoclimate modeling and reconstruction.
  • Susan Solomon (1956 - ), American, chlorofluorocarbons and ozone depletion.[30]
  • J. Curt Stager (1956-), American, paleoclimatology [2], authur of Deep Future: The Next 100,000 Years of Life on Earth.
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  • Hans E. Suess (1909–1993), Austrian, radiocarbon dating, Suess effect.[31]




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