Robert Corell is a Senior Fellow in the Atmospheric Policy Program of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). Prior to this appointment in January 2000, he was Assistant Director for Geosciences at the National Science Foundation (NSF), where for over twelve years he had oversight of the Atmospheric, Earth, and Ocean Sciences and the Global Change programs of NSF. While at NSF, Corell served as the Chair of the National Science and Technology Council’s committee, which has oversight of the U.S. Global Change Research Program. Corell is currently actively engaged in research on both the science of global change and the interface between science and public policy.
Corell is an oceanographer and engineer by background and training, having received his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. degrees at the Case Institute of Technology and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has held appointments at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and the University of Washington. “With respect to future changes, all of the models, regardless of the emissions scenario or computer model selected, project very significant warming for the Arctic over the next 100 years. Although these models do not agree on the regional and temporal details of the projected warming, there is little doubt that the world will warm significantly during the decades ahead and that the Arctic region will experience more warming than the rest of the world.” Prof. R. Corell at the US Senate committee on Commerce, science and transportation.