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Using Climate Science on Earth to Better Understand Planets Beyond Earth

2 Jan 2020, 14:48 UTC
Using Climate Science on Earth to Better Understand Planets Beyond Earth NASA / JPL-Caltech

Anthony Del Genio started out his career expecting to become first an engineer and then a geophysicist. He was in graduate school at UCLA and had been prepared by previous mentors to enter the geophysics field. But a 1973 department-wide test focused on seismology, rather than fields that he understood better, and his days as a geophysicist were suddenly over. Fortunately, one of his professors saw that he had done very well in the planetary atmospheres and geophysical fluid dynamics sections of the exams, and suggested a change in focus.

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