Ronald G. Prinn
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Ronald Prinn's research interests incorporate the chemistry, dynamics, and physics of the atmospheres of the Earth and other planets, and the chemical evolution of atmospheres. He is currently involved in a wide range of projects in atmospheric chemistry and biogeochemistry, planetary science, climate science, and integrated assessment of science and policy regarding climate change.

He leads the Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (AGAGE), in which the rates of change of the concentrations of the trace gases involved in the greenhouse effect and ozone depletion have been measured continuously over the globe for the past two decades. He is pioneering the use of inverse methods, which use such measurements and three-dimensional models to determine trace gas emissions and understand atmospheric chemical processes, especially those processes involving the oxidation capacity of the atmosphere. Prinn is also working extensively with social scientists to link the science and policy aspects of global change. He has made significant contributions to the development of national and international scientific research programs in global change.

Prinn is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), a recipient of AGU's Macelwane Medal, and a Fellow of the AAAS. He co-authored Planets and their Atmospheres: Origin and Evolution, and edited Global Atmospheric-Biospheric Chemistry. Prinn received his Sc.D. in 1971 from MIT; and his M.S. and B.S. from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.


Lectures:

debate
flag The Great Climategate Debate
as author at  MIT World: One Host Fits All,
together with: Henry D. Jacoby (moderator), Kerry Emanuel, Judith Layzer, Stephen Ansolabehere, Richard Lindzen,
3106 views
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flag Anthropogenic Climate Change: Science, Economics and Policy
as author at  MIT World Series: Earth System Revolutions - Key Turning Points in the History of Our Planet,
3965 views
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flag Climate and Energy: Uncertainties in Forecasts and the Problems of Scale
as author at  MIT Energy Short Course,
2729 views
  lecture
flag Energy for a Rapidly Evolving World
as author at  MIT Energy Short Course,
together with: Henry D. Jacoby, John B. Heywood, Karen R. Polenske, Amy Smith, Leon R. Glicksman,
2969 views
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flag From Complex Science to Contentious Policy: Lessons from Global Warming - Generation Next: What Do They Really Need to Know and How Do We Help Them Learn It?
as author at  MIT World Series: Technology Day 2002,
together with: Shirley M. Malcom,
1595 views