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

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Cane, Mark A.
Location Columbia University
Primary Field Geophysics
 Election Citation
Cane's pioneering studies establish the central importance of tropical ocean -- atmosphere interactions in global climate variability ranging from inter-annual fluctuations between El Niño and La Niña, to cycles induced by precession of the Earth's spin axis. His widely-used, versatile models can predict El Niño and thus bring societal benefits.
 Research Interests
Cane built the first dynamical prediction models of El Niño (with S.E. Zebiak). His research interests include building of numerical models, equatorial dynamics, El Niño, prediction of climate variations, climate impacts, paleoclimate and global climate issues, especially climate change. His current research is centered on the intersection of natural climate variation and anthropogenic climate change, and on the impact of climate variability on agriculture, health and conflict.

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