Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Ben Kravitz, an expert in climate modeling studies of solar geoengineering, is an assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at IU Bloomington. He is the co-founder and coordinator of the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project, or GeoMIP, a collaboration between climate modeling centers throughout the world to better understand the expected climate effects of various geoengineering scenarios.
Results from GeoMIP are featured in the Fifth and Sixth IPCC assessment reports, for which Kravitz serves as a contributing author; the 2015 National Research Council reports on climate intervention; and recent testimony to Congress.
In addition to coordinating and participating in GeoMIP, his current activities include using engineering and mathematical techniques in climate models to better understand climate feedbacks, studying teleconnections in high latitude climate, and developing climate model emulators for use in Integrated Assessment Models.
Areas of Expertise
Climate engineering, geoengineering, climate modeling.