Researcher

Professor Andy Pitman

My Expertise

Climate change; climate; carbon; vegetation-climate interactions; extreme weather.

Field of Research (FoR)

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Biography

I am the Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes. This Centre, hosted by UNSW, started in 2017 and runs to 2024. 

Full details of the Centre can be found at https://climateextremes.org.au/ or more specifically https://climateextremes.org.au/member-profile/?memberID=8

 


My Qualifications

Undergraduate 1982-85 Liverpool University B.Sc. (Hons) Physical Geography

Postgraduate 1985-88 Liverpool University...view more

I am the Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes. This Centre, hosted by UNSW, started in 2017 and runs to 2024. 

Full details of the Centre can be found at https://climateextremes.org.au/ or more specifically https://climateextremes.org.au/member-profile/?memberID=8

 


My Qualifications

Undergraduate 1982-85 Liverpool University B.Sc. (Hons) Physical Geography

Postgraduate 1985-88 Liverpool University Ph.D The Development and implementation of a new land surface scheme for use in general circulation models.

Postgraduate 2000-01 Macquarie University Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Leadership (Higher Education)


My Awards

2004

AMOS Priestly Medal for excellence in Atmospheric Science Research

2007

Nobel Peace Prize (IPCC, shared with all other IPCC Lead Authors)

2009

Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Medal

2010

Winner, Future Justice Prize, Copenhagen Diagnosis

2010

Winner, NSW Scientist of the Year (Environment, Water & Climate Change)

2012

The Atmospheric Science Librarians International “best book” in meteorology / climatology / atmospheric sciences for The Future of the World’s Climate

2012

Outstanding Academic Title awarded by the American Library Association's Choice publication for Copenhagen Diagnosis

2015

Elected Fellow of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society

2015

Actuaries Institute of Australia Taylor Fry Prize (shared)

2016

Elected Fellow of the American Meteorological Society

2017 & 2018

Eureka Prize, CSIRO Eureka Prize for Scientific leadership (shortlist)

2019

Awarded Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)


My Research Activities

Multiple. See https://climateextremes.org.au/member-profile/?memberID=8


My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

Climate science, land surface processes, land-related extremes, climate modelling. Land processes can relate to hydrology, vegetation processes, or the role of the land surface in influencing weather and climate extremes. I'm interested in how land surface processes might be used to manage some extremes. 

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Location

Mathews Building

Contact

+61 2 9385 7075
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