Publications by Raymond Pierrehumbert


Meat consumption, health, and the environment.

Science (New York, N.Y.) 361 (2018)

HCJ Godfray, P Aveyard, T Garnett, JW Hall, TJ Key, J Lorimer, RT Pierrehumbert, P Scarborough, M Springmann, SA Jebb

Both the global average per capita consumption of meat and the total amount of meat consumed are rising, driven by increasing average individual incomes and by population growth. The consumption of different types of meat and meat products has substantial effects on people's health, and livestock production can have major negative effects on the environment. Here, we explore the evidence base for these assertions and the options policy-makers have should they wish to intervene to affect population meat consumption. We highlight where more research is required and the great importance of integrating insights from the natural and social sciences.


Exploring the Atmosphere of Neoproterozoic Earth: The Effect of O-2 on Haze Formation and Composition

ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL 858 (2018) ARTN 119

SM Horst, C He, MS Ugelow, AM Jellinek, RT Pierrehumbert, MA Tolbert


Ice-shelf damming in the glacial Arctic Ocean: dynamical regimes of a basin-covering kilometre-thick ice shelf

CRYOSPHERE 11 (2017) 1745-1765

J Nilsson, M Jakobsson, C Borstad, N Kirchner, G Bjork, RT Pierrehumbert, C Stranne


Observational evidence against strongly stabilizing tropical cloud feedbacks

GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS 44 (2017) 1503-1510

IN Williams, RT Pierrehumbert


Linking the Climate and Thermal Phase Curve of 55 Cancri e

ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL 849 (2017) ARTN 152

M Hammond, RT Pierrehumbert


Reconstructing Climate from Glaciers

ANNUAL REVIEW OF EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCES, VOL 45 45 (2017) 649-680

AN Mackintosh, BM Anderson, RT Pierrehumbert


Consequences of twenty-first-century policy for multi-millennial climate and sea-level change

NATURE CLIMATE CHANGE 6 (2016) 360-369

PU Clark, JD Shakun, SA Marcott, AC Mix, M Eby, S Kulp, A Levermann, GA Milne, PL Pfister, BD Santer, DP Schrag, S Solomon, TF Stocker, BH Strauss, AJ Weaver, R Winkelmann, D Archer, E Bard, A Goldner, K Lambeck, RT Pierrehumbert, G-K Plattner


How to decarbonize? Look to Sweden

BULLETIN OF THE ATOMIC SCIENTISTS 72 (2016) 105-111

R Pierrehumbert


CONVECTION IN CONDENSIBLE-RICH ATMOSPHERES

ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL 822 (2016) ARTN 24

F Ding, RT Pierrehumbert


Dynamics of atmospheres with a non-dilute condensible component.

Proceedings. Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences 472 (2016) 20160107-

RT Pierrehumbert, F Ding

The diversity of characteristics for the host of recently discovered exoplanets opens up a great deal of fertile new territory for geophysical fluid dynamics, particularly when the fluid flow is coupled to novel thermodynamics, radiative transfer or chemistry. In this paper, we survey one of these new areas-the climate dynamics of atmospheres with a non-dilute condensible component, defined as the situation in which a condensible component of the atmosphere makes up a substantial fraction of the atmospheric mass within some layer. Non-dilute dynamics can occur for a wide range of condensibles, generically applying near both the inner and the outer edges of the conventional habitable zone and in connection with runaway greenhouse phenomena. It also applies in a wide variety of other planetary circumstances. We first present a number of analytical results developing some key features of non-dilute atmospheres, and then show how some of these features are manifest in simulations with a general circulation model adapted to handle non-dilute atmospheres. We find that non-dilute atmospheres have weak horizontal temperature gradients even for rapidly rotating planets, and that their circulations are largely barotropic. The relative humidity of the condensible component tends towards 100% as the atmosphere becomes more non-dilute, which has important implications for runaway greenhouse thresholds. Non-dilute atmospheres exhibit a number of interesting organized convection features, for which there is not yet any adequate theoretical understanding.


New use of global warming potentials to compare cumulative and short-lived climate pollutants

NATURE CLIMATE CHANGE 6 (2016) 773-+

MR Allen, JS Fuglestvedt, KP Shine, A Reisinger, RT Pierrehumbert, PM Forster


Comparison of "warm and wet" and "cold and icy" scenarios for early Mars in a 3-D climate model

JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-PLANETS 120 (2015) 1201-1219

RD Wordsworth, L Kerber, RT Pierrehumbert, F Forget, JW Head


Feedback temperature dependence determines the risk of high warming

GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS 42 (2015) 4973-4980

J Bloch-Johnson, RT Pierrehumbert, DS Abbot


Climate Intervention: Reflecting Sunlight to Cool Earth

National Academies Press, 2015

Committee on Geoengineering Climate, RT Pierrehumbert

Weather modification, which could also be called “weather intervention,” is the intentional alteration of the composition, behavior, or dynamics of the atmosphere occurring over a specified area and time period to accomplish a particular goal ...


Climate Intervention Carbon Dioxide Removal and Reliable Sequestration

National Academies Press, 2015

Committee on Geoengineering Climate, RT Pierrehumbert

Carbon Dioxide Removal and Reliable Sequestration Committee on Geoengineering Climate: Technical Evaluation and Discussion of Impacts, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Ocean Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life ...


Climate impact of beef: an analysis considering multiple time scales and production methods without use of global warming potentials

ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LETTERS 10 (2015) ARTN 085002

RT Pierrehumbert, G Eshel


Constraints on southern hemisphere tropical climate change during the Little Ice Age and Younger Dryas based on glacier modeling of the Quelccaya Ice Cap, Peru

QUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS 125 (2015) 106-116

AGO Malone, RT Pierrehumbert, TV Lowell, MA Kelly, JS Stroup


A simple carbon cycle representation for economic and policy analyses

CLIMATIC CHANGE 126 (2014) 319-335

MJ Glotter, RT Pierrehumbert, JW Elliott, NJ Matteson, EJ Moyer


Short-Lived Climate Pollution

ANNUAL REVIEW OF EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCES, VOL 42 42 (2014) 341-+

RT Pierrehumbert


ABIOTIC OXYGEN-DOMINATED ATMOSPHERES ON TERRESTRIAL HABITABLE ZONE PLANETS

ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL LETTERS 785 (2014) ARTN L20

R Wordsworth, R Pierrehumbert

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