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Guy P. Brasseur


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Guy P. Brasseur is a senior scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology and the recently former Director of the Climate Service Centre Germany established by the Federal Government of Germany in Hamburg. Brasseur's primary scientific interests include global change, chemistry-climate relations, biosphere-atmosphere interactions, climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion, global air pollution, and solar-terrestrial relations. He has authored or co-authored approximately 185 publications in the body of peer-reviewed literature, and has contributed to the publication of several books.
Between 1990 and 2000, Brasseur was the Director of the Atmospheric Chemistry Division at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, CO, USA. Between 2000 and 2005, he was the Director at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, Germany, where he also served as the Scientific Director of the German Climate Computer Center (DKRZ). Between 2006 and 2009, he was the Associate Director of NCAR and the Head of its Earth and Sun Systems Laboratory. He is also a former Chair of the International Geosphere-Biosphere program (IGBP).
Currently, he is an ordinary member of the Academy of Sciences of Hamburg, an Associate Member of the Royal Academy of Belgium, a foreign member of the Academy of Norway and a member of the Academia Europea. He holds a Doctor Honoris Causa degree from the Universities of Paris, Oslo and Athens. Brasseur was also a Coordinating Lead Author of the 4th IPCC-Report, that was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), Germany