Katia Fernandes is one of 13 climate scientists at Columbia University who modeled for the 2014 Climate Model wall calender. She is a climate and fire expert who developed a model that helps predict fire activity in the Western Amazon up to three months in advance.
Tufa Dinku has a background in physics, meteorology, and civil engineering and focuses his research on improving the availability of climate and weather information in Africa.
Alessandra Giannini studies climate in semi-arid tropics, particularly in the Sahel -- the region located south of the Sahara desert and north of the Sudianian Savanna in Africa.
Nicolas Vigaud has a background in marine science, and is now involved in climate modeling at the global and regional scale, particularly in semi-arid regions.
Lisa Goddard is the director of the International Research Institute for Climate and Society at Columbia University, and is involved in climate forecasting research, focusing on extracting useful information from climate models and observations.
Richard Seager studies climate variability and droughts in the short and long-term.
Jason Smerdon uses computer models and statistics, in conjunction with climate proxy records, to study the variability of climate through time.
Allegra LeGrande studies atmospheric chemistry using computer simulations, and compares her results to modern data collected by satellites as well as natural proxies of ancient climates.