Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Dickinson, Robert E.
Location The University of Texas at Austin
Primary Field Environmental Sciences and Ecology
Secondary Field Geophysics
 Election Citation
Dickinson is a leader in dynamic meteorology and physical climatology. He first delineated the way planetary scale Rossby waves interact with the mean flow--a process central to understanding the general circulation of the atmosphere. He has also established the major role of foliage in climate dynamics and made major contributions to other problems.
 Research Interests
My areas of interest include the dynamics of atmospheric planetary waves, stratospheric dynamics, models of global structure and dynamics of terrestrial and planetary thermosphere, NLTE infrared radiative transfer in planetary mesopheres, global climate modeling and processes, the role of land processes in climate systems, the modeling role of vegetation in regional evapotranspiration, and the role of tropical forests in climate systems.

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