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Gidon Eshel

Bard Center Fellow at Simon’s Rock, Environmental Studies

BA with honors, Technion, Israel; MSc, PhD, Columbia University; postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Earth and Planetary Physics at Harvard.

Before coming to Simon’s Rock, Dr. Eshel served as an Assistant Professor of Geophysics at the University of Chicago and as a member of the scientific staff at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Dr. Eshel is a recipient of the NOAA/UCAR Global and Climate Change Fellowship and research grants from the National Science Foundation and the US Environmental Protection Agency. Dr. Eshel’s technical work focuses on mechanisms of climate variability in the Earth’s subtropics, climate predictability, statistical climatology, and simple numerical modeling of geophysical fluids.

Dr. Eshel is also an avid environmentalist and is involved in various aspects of global warming research and public outreach. With colleague Pam Martin of the University of Chicago, he authored Diet, Energy and Global Warming, which is on the list of the American Geophysical Union’s most downloaded papers. He has published papers, some with student coauthors, in the Journal of Climate, Nature, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Journal of Physical Oceanography, Journal of Geophysical Research, Monthly Weather Review, Earth Interactions, Lethaia, the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Israel Journal of Earth Science, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, and Water, Air and Soil Pollution. (2007– )