Associate Professor of Climate Dynamics, Pennsylvania State University
Biographical Statement: Dr. Forest is involved in several projects to further our understanding of anthropogenic forcing of climate and the uncertainty in climate forecasting. From 1999-2008 he was a Research Scientist at MIT with the Global Change Joint Program. Although he is now at Penn. State University, he continues his involvement in collaborative projects with the MIT program. One focus of his research involves using MIT's two-dimensional climate model to examine the uncertainty of climate projections and their relation with uncertainty in forcing parameters as well as nonlinear interactions. His related interests are in radiative transfer through the atmospheric column, paleoclimate, paleobotany, paleotopography, weather forecasting, and stationary wave phenomena.