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Ken Caldeira

Climate Scientist

Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford University

Areas of Expertise

Climate Systems Carbon Cycles Geoengineering

Ken Caldeira has been the senior scientist at Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology on the Stanford University campus in California since 2005. He is also a professor (by courtesy) in Stanford University’s Department of Earth System Science. Caldeira analyzes the world’s climate systems, studying the global carbon cycle; marine biogeochemistry and chemical oceanography, including ocean acidification and the atmosphere/ocean carbon cycle; land-cover and climate change; the long-term evolution of climate and geochemical cycles; climate intervention proposals; and energy technology. Caldeira has contributed to several key reports for the U.S. National Academy of Sciences as well as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He also participated in the UK Royal Society geoengineering panel (2009) and ocean acidification panel (2005). He did post-doctoral research in the Department of Geosciences at Penn State University, and with the Energy and Environment Directorate at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory from the late 1990s to 2005. He received his BA from Rutgers College and both his MS (1988) and PhD (1991) in atmospheric sciences from New York University.

Non-Hub Publication Highlights

Carbon and Other Biogeochemical Cycles (chapter) & Clouds and Aerosols (chapter). IPCC Assessment Report 5, Working Group 1; Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis. 2013.
America’s Climate Choices. U.S. National Academy of Sciences. 2011.
Ocean storage (chapter). IPCC Special Report: Carbon Capture and Storage. 2005.

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