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Caspar Ammann

NCAR Consortium Leader

Dr. Ammann is a Project Scientist III working in the Climate Science and Applications Program (CSAP) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. Ammann has a doctorate in geosciences from the University of Massachusetts, and a master’s degree in geography, geology and mineralogy from the University of Bern, Switzerland. He is studying global and regional climate, how and why it varies naturally, and how recent changes in human activity (emissions, landuse changes) already have and might further alter the climate across time and space. His efforts support science applications that advance the use of predictions and projections for the provision of useful and usable information through standardize methods and tools. Dr. Ammann has also been involved in the IGBP-PAGES project focusing on regional climate dynamics of the past 2,000 years and the PAGES-CLIVAR Paleoclimate Reconstruction Challenge. He was a member of numerous scientific organizing committees for national and international conferences and meetings in the field of climate and statistical climatology. Most recently, he was elected to Chair the Scientific Steering of SEARCH (Study of Environmental Arctic Change), an interdiscplinary Arctic program with the mission to provide a foundation to Arctic change science through collaboration with the research community, funding agecies, and other stakeholders.