Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico
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Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, Karnataka
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Dr. Manvendra Krishna Dubey received a Ph.D. in chemical physics from Harvard University, Massachusetts where he assisted Prof. James Anderson’s group with establishing the causal link between the chlorofluorocarbons and the Antarctic ozone hole. He graduated from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, with the President’s Gold Medal and did his research with Prof. P. T. Narasimhan. He was a National Science Talent Scholar and graduated from La Martiniere College, Lucknow as valedictorian (K.K.Das Gold Medal).
Dr. Dubey is currently an atmospheric chemical physicist whose research creates a confluence of field observations of aerosols and trace gases, laboratory measurements of climate processes, and chemistry-carbon-climate models to improve predictions of climate change. For 15 years, Dr. Dubey has been at Los Alamos National Laboratory where he is Senior Scientist 5, Climate Observations Program Manager and the Climate Focus Lead. He has mentored 12 postdoctoral fellows who are active in climate research and has written over 65 publications. Dr. Dubey is an editor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. He was previously an editor for Geophysical Research Letters and helped the National Academies review the U.S. climate research plan. He nurtures strong interdisciplinary and international science collaborations in earth system science and energy policy.
Dr. Dubey’s Fulbright research project, “Indo-US Science Collaboration to Guide Air Quality and Climate Policy,” will develop Indo-US collaboration to expand state-of-the-art climate/air-quality observational networks in India. He will also communicate the following points in a series of lectures at I.I.Sc. Bangalore: The human footprint on our environment is clear. The fragile stratospheric-ozone layer was catalytically depleted by trace amounts of halocarbons and led to the Montreal Protocol. Anthropogenic CO2 emissions are gigantic compared to the halocarbons; however, linking them to observed warming is complicated by large natural variability in climate and cooling by aerosol pollution from combustion. Air-quality and climate are intertwined and need to be considered as such in both science and policy.