UM Rosenstiel School Professor elected as an AGU Fellow

UM Rosenstiel School Professor elected as an AGU Fellow

Brian Soden, Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences
By Diana Udel

Brian Soden, Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences

UM Rosenstiel School Professor elected as an AGU Fellow

By Diana Udel
Brian Soden, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences recognized for research excellence

Brian Soden, a professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences and associate dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science, was elected as a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). He was selected for his outstanding achievements and contributions to the field of atmospheric science.

Soden specializes in the use of satellite observations to test and improve computer simulations of Earth's climate. His research focuses on understanding the sensitivity of Earth's climate to increasing greenhouse gases and the response of extreme weather events to the resultant warming. He was a Lead Author for the 2007 and 2013 reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, served as Editor of the Journal of Climate from 2011-2016, and currently serves as chief editor for Current Climate Change Reports.

Described by his peers as a groundbreaking and innovative scientist, Soden joins UM Rosenstiel School faculty members and AGU Fellows Roni Avissar, Amy Clement, Rana Fine, Chris Harrison, Frank Millero, Joe Prospero, Sharon Smith, Peter Swart and Dennis Hansell. He joined 53 other individuals in the 2022 Class of Fellows.

He received his B.S. degree from the University of Miami, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago. Before returning to the University of Miami, he was a Visiting Scientist and Lecturer at Princeton University, and a Physical Scientist with NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. He has authored over 100 papers, four of which received NOAA's Outstanding Scientific Paper award. He is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society and has received the American Meteorological Society's Henry G. Houghton Award, the National Space Club's David S. Johnson Award, and the National Aeronautics and Space Agency's H.E. Reid Award and Lawrence Award.  

Since 1962, the AGU Union Fellows Committee has selected less than 0.1% of members as new Fellows. AGU, a nonprofit organization that supports 130,000 enthusiasts to experts worldwide in Earth and space sciences, annually recognizes a select number of individuals as part of its Honors and Recognition program.

AGU will formally recognize this year’s recipients during #AGU22 Fall Meeting, 12-16 December 2022 in Chicago, IL and online everywhere. This celebration is a chance for AGU’s community to recognize the outstanding work of its colleagues and be inspired by their accomplishments and stories.