Curriculum Vitae, Gidon Eshel
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Research Professor of Environmental Science and Physics
203 Hegeman Hall
Tel: (413) 717-2187
geshel [at] gmail [dot] com
- Research Professor,
Bard College, 2012-
- Bard Center Fellow,
Bard College, 2007-2012
- Assistant Professor,
The University of
- Senior Fellow,
Center for Environmental Science and Argonne
National Laboratory, 2002-2007
- Principal Investigator,Center for Integrating Statistical and
The University of Chicago, 2001-2003
- Assistant Scientist,
Oceanographic Inst., 1998-1999
- Postdoctoral Fellow,
Harvard University, 1996-1998
- Research Assistant,
Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of
Columbia University, 1991-1996
- Teaching Assistant,
Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of
Undergraduate Honors Theses Supervised
- Nicholas Heavens (Geophysical Sciences): The effects of
surrounding deserts on the marine boundary layer: A case study of
the Red Sea
- Joe Bernstein (Mathematics and Physics): Non-normal perturbation
growth in a 1-layer QG Ocean Gyre Sigma Xi Best Undergraduate Student
- Grace Lee (Geophysical Sciences): Predictability of West Coast
- Everest Ong (Geophysical Sciences): North Atlantic SST Autocorrelation
Graduate Students Committees Served on 12 thesis committees
for students in Ecology and Evolution, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics,
Glaciology, Paleontology, Industrial Ecology, among others.
Recent Outreach Activities
- Invited Speaker, Food, Ethics and the Environment, Princeton University, Princeton, , NJ,
November 16-17, 2006
- keynote speaker, 8th Plinius Conference on Mediterranean Storms and
Extreme Events in and Era of Climate Change, October 17-20, the Dead
- invited guest faculty, June 10-16 2006, the Santa Fe Complex System
Summer School, The Santa Fe Institute
- invited talk, fall 2005 AGU, The Buoyancy Budget of the Northern Red Sea
- guest commentator on hurricanes and global climate change,
NBC5 Chicago, September 2005
- guest commentator on the environmental significance of hurricane Katrina,
CBS2 Chicago, September 2005
- briefed Senator Durbin (D-IL) and Representative Bobby Rush (D-IL)
on global climate change, Capitol Hill, September 2005
- nvited speaker, UCAR/NOAA OGP 100th Global and Climate
Change Postdoc Celebration, Washington, DC, April 2005
- invited speaker, Global Warming conference, Chicago, 2005
- guest, The Cliff Kelley Show, V-103 (102.7 FM radio), Chicago, 2005
- panelist, Mayor Daley's round table on global warming
preparedness, Chicago, 2004
- guest commentator for WVLM Radio, Chicago, 2004
- invited speaker, World Hunger conference, Chicago, 2004
- invited speaker, Pew mathematical sciences undergraduate
research conference, Chicago, 2003, 2004
- guest commentator for NBC Television, Chicago, 2003
- guest commentator for Extension 720, WGN Radio, Chicago Tribune, 2002
- guest science mentor for minority high school students in the
Museum of Science and Industry's Inspiring Minds in Action
Program, Chicago, 2002
- Geophysical Data Analysis
- The Atmosphere and Ocean in Motion
- Global Warming
- Environmental Science and Society
- Seminar on Evolution and Climate
- Mathematical Methods in Ecology and Paleontology
- The Planetary Consequences of Human Diet
- The Planetary Footprint of Farming and Food Production (December 2005; mixed field/classroom course at
Hawthorne Valley farm
- Field Courses (co-teaching):
- San Salvador Island (Spring 2002 and 2003)
Published Book Reviews
- Eshel, G., 2012:
Princeton University Press,
- Eshel, G. and N. Heavens, 2006: The bouyancy budget of the Red Sea
boundary layer. Paleoceanography, in press.
- Punyasena, S. W., G. Eshel and J. C. McElwain, 2006: The greater
influence of temperature over precipitation on the within-family
abundance and richness of Neotropical plant families.
Global Ecology and Biogeography, in press.
- Adkins, J. F., G. Eshel and P. B. deMenocal, 2006: The "African
Humid Period" and the record of marine upwelling from excess 230Th in
ODP hole 658c. Paleoceanography, submitted.
- Fehrenbacher, J., P.A. Martin and G. Eshel, Glacial Atlantic deep
water carbonate ion concentration inferred from foraminiferal Mg/Ca
ratios: A case study from the Western Tropical
Atlantic. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, in press.
- Eshel, G. and P. A. Martin, 2006: Diet, energy and global warming,
Earth Interactions, 10, 1-17.
- Eshel, G. and J. J. Bernstein, 2006: relationship between
large-scale atmospheric states, subsidence, static stability and
ground-level ozone in Illinois, USA, Water, Air and Soil
Pollution, 171, 11-133.
- Eshel, G., 2006: Empirically evaluating divergence rates of
atmospheric trajectories. J. Atmos. Sci., 63(2),
- Hacker, J., J. Hansen, J. Berner, Y.-Q. Chen, G. Eshel, G. Hakim,
S. Lazarus, S. Majumdar, R. Morss, A. Poje, V. Sheremet, Y. Tang and
C. Webb, 2005: Predictability. Bul. Amer. Meteor. Soc.,
- Ziegler, A. M. , G. Eshel, P. M. Rees, T. A. Rothfus, D. B. Rowley and
D. Sunderlin, 2003: Tracing the tropics across land and sea: Permian
to present. Lethaia, 36, 227-254.
- Eshel, G., 2003: North Atlantic thermal persistence and coherent
evolution. J. Geophys. Res. (Oceans), 108(C2), 3029,
- Eshel, G., 2003: Forecasting the North Atlantic Oscillation using
Pacific surface pressure. Mon. Weath. Rev., 131, 854-861.
- Eshel, G. and J. J. Bernstein, 2003: Relationship between large-scale
atmospheric states, static stability and ground-level ozone in
Illinois. The University of Chicago Center for Integrating
Statistical and Environmental Science, Technical Report No.
9, September 2003, available from
- Eshel, G., 2002: Mediterranean climates. Israel J. Earth Sci.,
- Eshel, G. and B. F. Farrell, 2001: Thermodynamics of eastern
Mediterranean rainfall variability. J. Atmos. Sci., 58,
- Eshel, G. and B. F. Farrell, 2000: Forecasting eastern Mediterranean
Droughts. Mon. Weath. Rev., 128, 3618-3630.
- Eshel, G. and B. F. Farrell, 2000: Mechanisms of eastern Mediterranean
rainfall variability. J. Atmos. Sci., 57, 3219-3232.
- Eshel, G., D. P. Schrag and B. F. Farrell, 2000: Troposphere-planetary
boundary Layer interactions and the evolution of surface density:
Lessons from Red Sea corals. J. Climate, 13, 339-351.
- Archer, D. E., G. Eshel, A. Winguth, W. S. Broecker,
R. T. Pierrehumbert, M. Tobis and R. Jacob, 2000: Atmospheric CO2
sensitivity to the biological pump in the ocean.
Glob. Biogeochem. Cyc., 14, 1219-1230.
- Eshel, G. and N. Naik, 1997: Climatological coastal jet collision,
intermediate water formation and the general circulation of the Red
Sea. J. Phys. Oce., 27(7), 1233-1257.
- Eshel, G., Coupling of Deep Water Formation and the General
Circulation: A Case Study of the Red Sea, Ph.D. Thesis, Columbia
Univ., New York, 1996.
- Cane, M.A., G. Eshel, and R.W. Buckland, 1994: Forecasting Zimbabwean
maize yield using eastern equatorial Pacific sea surface
temperature. Nature, 370, 204-205.
- Eshel, G., M.A. Cane, and M.B. Blumenthal, 1994: Modes of subsurface,
intermediate, and deep water renewal in the Red
Sea. J. Geophys. Res., 99(C8), 15941-15952.