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Piers Forster
University of Leeds
International Black Carbon

Piers Forster is currently Professor of Physical Climate Change in the School of Earth and Environment, where he has been since 2005. Most recently, in December 2011, he has been appointed a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award Holder for his outstanding research contribution to climate science.  Prior to Leeds, he has spent time working as a Research Fellow at the University of Colorado and at the Cooperative Research Centre for Southern Hemisphere Meteorology in Melbourne, Australia. He was one of the principal authors of the 2007 United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He is also a lead author for the next IPCC assessment report, due in 2013/14. He currently leads a large research team, researching various aspects of climate change, principally investigating the multiple causes of climate change and possible climate mitigation strategies



Bond TC; et al. (2013) Bounding the role of black carbon in the climate system: A scientific assessment, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, . doi: 10.1002/jgrd.50171

Spracklen D; Carslaw K; Pöschl U; Rap A; Forster PM (2011) Global cloud condensation nuclei influenced by carbonaceous combustion aerosol, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11, pp.9067-9087. doi: 10.5194/acp-11-9067-2011

Frieler K; Meinshausen M; von Deimling TS; Andrews T; Forster P (2011) Changes in global-mean precipitation in response to warming, greenhouse gas forcing and black carbon, Geophyiscal Research Letters, 38, . doi: 10.1029/2010GL045953

Forster PM; Andrew T; Good P; Gregory JM; Jackson LS; Zelinka M (2013) Evaluating adjusted forcing and model spread for historical and future scenarios in the CMIP5 generation of climate models, JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH: ATMOSPHERES, . doi: 10.1002/jgrd.50174


Forster P; Ramaswamy V (2007) Changes in Atmospheric Constituents and in Radiative Forcing, In: Solomon S; Qin D; Manning M; MarquisM; Averyt K; Tignor MMB; Miller HL; Chen ZL (Ed) CLIMATE CHANGE 2007: THEPHYSICAL SCIENCE BASIS, CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS, pp.{129-234}-{129-234}.




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