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Prof. Peter H. Stone

Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences



Research Interests:
Professor Stone's research interests include: atmospheric dynamics, the interaction of baroclinic eddies with mean flows, diagnostic studies of the general circulation of the atmosphere, development and application of simple climate models and coupled atmosphere-ocean models, global change, and climate predictability.

Publication Examples:
Ashkenazy, Y., P.H. Stone and P. Malanotte-Rizzoli, 2012: Box modeling of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, Physica A, 391(4): 1519-31

Sokolov, A.P., C.E. Forest and P.H. Stone, 2010: Sensitivity of climate change projections to uncertainties in the estimates of observed changes in deep-ocean heat content, Climate Dynamics, 34(5):735-745

Sokolov, A.P., P.H. Stone, C.E. Forest, R.G. Prinn, M.C. Sarofim, M. Webster, S. Paltsev, C.A. Schlosser, D. Kicklighter, S. Dutkiewicz, J. Reilly, C. Wang, B. Felzer, J. Melillo, H.D. Jacoby, 2009: Probabilistic Forecast for 21st Century Climate Based on Uncertainties in Emissions (without Policy) and Climate Parameters, Journal of Climate, 22(19): 5175-5204

Stone, P.H, 2008: The atmospheric general circulation: some unresolved issues, Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, 44(3-4): 244-250

Scott, J.R., A.P. Sokolov, P.H. Stone & M.D. Webster, 2008: Relative roles of climate sensitivity and forcing in defining the ocean circulation response to climate change, Climate Dynamics, 30(5): 441-454

Webster, M., J. Scott, A. Sokolov & P. Stone, 2007: Estimating probability distributions from complex models with bifurcations: The case of ocean circulation collapse, Journal of Environmental Systems, 31(1): 1-21

Forest, C.E., P.H. Stone and A.P. Sokolov, 2006: Estimated PDFs of climate system properties including natural and anthropogenic forcings, Geophysical Research Letters, 33: L01705

Dalan, F., P.H. Stone and A. Sokolov (Part I); Dalan, F., P.H. Stone, I. Kamenkovich and J. Scott (Part II), 2005: Sensitivity of climate to diapycnal diffusivity in the ocean. Part I: Equilibrium state. Part II: Global warming scenario, Journal of Climate, 18(13): 2460-2481; 2482-2496

Stone, P.H., 2004: Climate Prediction: The Limits of Ocean Models, in: State of the Planet: Frontiers and Challenges in Geophysics, R.S.J. Sparks and C.J. Hawksworth (eds.), American Geophysical Union Monograph Vol. 150: Washington, DC, pp. 259-267

Bugnion, V., and P.H. Stone, 2002: Snowpack model estimates of the mass balance of the Greenland ice sheet and its changes over the 21st century, Climate Dynamics, 20: 87-106

Contact Information

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B.A., Harvard University, Astronomy (magna cum laude), 1959
Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Harvard University, 1964