Chris Forest

Ph.D., Meteorology, Massachusett Institute of Technology, 1996

Contact Information:
Department of Meorology
The Pennsylvania State University
519 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-865-0710
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Dr. Forest uses the MIT Integrated Global System Model to examine the uncertainty of climate projections and their relation with uncertainty in forcing parameters as well as climate system feedbacks controlling both the magnitude and rate of the response. This work contributes to uncertainty estimates of future climate in which emissions scenarios for stabilization are considered in addition to business-as-usual scenarios. Dr. Forest is currently exploring how to characterize uncertainty in regional climate change and how these uncertainties should be included in climate change impacts relevant to decision making and policy development. His group is using the NCAR Community Atmospheric Model (CAM3.1, CAM3.5, and CAM4.0) to explore structural model uncertainties related to the response to tropical sea-surface temperature patterns.


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