Berrien Moore is
- Vice President for Weather and Climate Programs,
- Dean of the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences,
- Director of the National Weather Center,
- Chesapeake Energy Corporation Chair in Climate Studies, and
- School of Meteorology Professor of Meteorology,
all at the
University of Oklahoma
Dr. Moore, an internationally recognized Earth scientist who has been honored by
NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, joined the
OU College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences as Dean in 2010.
Previously, Dr. Moore served as executive director of Climate Central, a nonprofit,
nonpartisan think-tank based in Princeton, N.J., and Palo Alto, Calif., which is
dedicated to providing public, business and civic leaders and policymakers with objective
and understandable information about climate change and potential solutions.
He has published extensively on the global carbon cycle, biogeochemistry, remote sensing
and environmental policy.
Prior to heading Climate Central, Dr. Moore served for 20 years as the director of the
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space at the University of
New Hampshire and held the position of Distinguished University Professor.
Throughout his career at UNH, he worked closely with many aerospace companies,
including AER, BAE Systems, Ball Aerospace and Technologies, Harris, ITT,
Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon.
Dr. Moore has been a visiting research scientist at the Laboratoire de Physique et
Chimie Marines, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris and at the Institute of
Meteorology at the University of Stockholm.
He also served as a Senior Research Fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu and
as a Fellow at the Marine Policy and Ocean Management Program at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Dr. Moore served as chair for the Scientific Committee of the International
Geosphere-Biosphere Programme from 1998 to 2002.
He also has been engaged with senior management of NASA in a variety of
roles, including chairing its highest-ranking science and applications advisory
committee, and has lent his leadership and expertise across a broad range of
boards and committees of the National Academy of Science.
Most recently, he was co-chair of the Academy's first Decadal Survey in Earth
science and applications from space.
He currently chairs or is the member of committees and boards for the
National Research Council, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Max Planck Institute for
Meteorology, and University of New Hampshire Foundation.
In recognition of his lifelong dedication to science, Dr. Moore has been the recipient
of numerous honors, including the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal
for outstanding service to the agency—NASA's highest civilian honor;
the NOAA Administrator's Recognition Award; and the 2007 Dryden Lectureship in
Research by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Dr. Moore has a Ph.D. degree from the University of Virginia.
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