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Affiliation: 
UCLA
Title: 
Professor
Department: 
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Biography

Alex Hall is Professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and Director of the Center for Climate Science at UCLA. His research is focused on reducing climate change uncertainty at both regional and global scales.  At the global scale, his goal is to reduce uncertainty surrounding processes determining the climate system’s response to increases in greenhouse gases.  At the regional scale, he has been active in the development of downscaling techniques to reduce uncertainty about processes that are crucial to regional climate change, but are unrepresented in global climate models. Dr. Hall was a Contributing Author to the 2007 IPCC 4th scientific assessment of climate change Working Group I report, where his work on climate sensitivity is featured. He was also a Lead Author of Chapter 14 of the Working Group I component of the IPCC 5th Assessment Report, entitled “Climate Phenomena and their Relevance for Future Regional Climate Change,” and a Contributing Author of Chapter 9, “Evaluation of Climate Models.” At UCLA, Dr. Hall teaches climate-related courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.