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Jim Haywood
Professor of Atmospheric Science at The University of Exeter and the UK Met Office


Jim Haywood is Professor of Atmospheric Science at The University of Exeter and the UK Met Office. Modelling work that Jim has performed includes assessment of the climate impact of various different anthropogenic and natural aerosols, modelling the impact of volcanic eruptions, and the impacts of hypothetical approaches to counter global warming. Jim has also investigated the Earth's energy flows and extremes in tropical cyclones and precipitation. Jim has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles in the scientific literature including publications in Science, Nature, Nature Climate Change, Nature Communications and Reviews of Geophysics. He has received a number of national and international commendations and awards for his work. Jim has been an author of the IPCC Scientific Assessment Reports since 2001; the IPCC was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts. He is currently a lead author of a chapter examining the potential impacts of stratospheric aerosol injection for the Montreal Protocol Assessment of the Ozone Layer which is due to be published in 2022.

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