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Ben Kravitz

Ben Kravitz

Advanced Study & Development
Post Doctorate RA B
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K9-24
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Ben is interested in how the climate responds to radiative forcing across a wide variety of spatial and temporal scales. His primary method of investigating climate forcing and feedbacks is through simulations of geoengineering, or deliberate interventions into the climate system to counteract some of the effects of human-induced climate change. He is the coordinator of the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP), a worldwide effort to understand common climate model responses to various geoengineering scenarios.

For more information about Ben's research interests, publications, and current projects, please visit http://www.benkravitz.net/.

Research Interests

  • Climate modeling
  • Climate feedbacks
  • Geoengineering
  • Volcanic eruptions
  • Aerosol radiative forcing
  • Control of dynamical systems

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D., 2011, Rutgers University, Atmospheric Science
  • M.S., 2009, Rutgers University, Atmospheric Science
  • M.S., 2007, Purdue University, Mathematics
  • B.A., 2004, Northwestern University, Mathematics

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science

Awards and Recognitions

  • International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics Early Career Scientist Award
  • PNNL Outstanding Performance Award in recognition of "Significant Contributions and Exceptional Efforts to the Success of the Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change Division"

PNNL Publications

2014

  • Kravitz BS, A Robock, and O Boucher. 2014. "Future Directions in Simulating Solar Geoengineering." Eos 95(31):280.  doi:10.1002/2014EO310010
  • Kravitz BS, D MacMartin, DT Leedal, PJ Rasch, and A Jarvis. 2014. "Explicit Feedback and the Management of Uncertainty in Meeting Climate Objectives with Solar Geoengineering." Environmental Research Letters 9(4):Article No. 044006.  doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/4/044006
  • Kravitz BS, H Wang, PJ Rasch, H Morrison, and A Solomon. 2014. "Process-model Simulations of Cloud Albedo Enhancement by Aerosols in the Arctic." Philosophical Transactions. Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences 372(2031):Article No. 20140052.  doi:10.1098/rsta.2014.0052
  • Berdahl M, A Robock, D Ji, J Moore, A Jones, BS Kravitz, and S Watanabe. 2014. "Arctic Cryosphere Response in the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project G3 and G4 Scenarios." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 119(3):1308-1321.  doi:10.1002/2013JD020627
  • Curry CL, J Sillmann, D Bronaugh, K Alterskjaer, JN Cole, D Ji, BS Kravitz, JE Kristjansson, J Moore, HO Muri, U Niemeier, A Robock, S Tilmes, and S Yang. 2014. "A Multimodel Examination of Climate Extremes in an Idealized Geoengineering Experiment." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 119(7):3900-3923.  doi:10.1002/2013JD020648
  • Huneeus N, O Boucher, K Alterskjaer, JN Cole, CL Curry, D Ji, A Jones, BS Kravitz, JE Kristjansson, J Moore, HO Muri, U Niemeier, PJ Rasch, A Robock, B Singh, H Schmidt, M Schulz, S Tilmes, S Watanabe, and JH Yoon. 2014. "Forcings and Feedbacks in the GeoMIP Ensemble for a Reduction in Solar Irradiance and Increase in CO2." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 119(9):5226-5239.  doi:10.1002/2013JD021110
  • Irvine P, O Boucher, BS Kravitz, K Alterskjaer, JN Cole, D Ji, A Jones, D Lunt, J Moore, HO Muri, U Niemeier, A Robock, B Singh, S Tilmes, S Watanabe, S Yang, and JH Yoon. 2014. "Key Factors Governing Uncertainty in the Response to Sunshade Geoengineering from a Comparison of the GeoMIP Ensemble and a Perturbed Parameter Ensemble." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 119(13):7946-7962.  doi:10.1002/2013JD020716
  • Kravitz BS, D MacMartin, A Robock, PJ Rasch, KL Ricke, JN Cole, CL Curry, P Irvine, D Ji, D Keith, JE Kristjansson, J Moore, HO Muri, B Singh, S Tilmes, S Watanabe, S Yang, and JH Yoon. 2014. "A Multi-Model Assessment of Regional Climate Disparities Caused by Solar Geoengineering." Environmental Research Letters 9(7):Article No. 074013.  doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/7/074013
  • MacMartin D, BS Kravitz, D Keith, and A Jarvis. 2014. "Dynamics of the Coupled Human-climate System Resulting from Closed-loop Control of Solar Geoengineering." Climate Dynamics 43(1-2):243-258.  doi:10.1007/s00382-013-1822-9
  • Moore J, A Rinke, X Yu, D Ji, X Cui, YH Li, K Alterskjaer, JE Kristjansson, HO Muri, O Boucher, N Huneeus, BS Kravitz, A Robock, U Niemeier, M Schulz, S Tilmes, S Watanabe, and S Yang. 2014. "Arctic Sea Ice and Atmospheric Circulation under the GeoMIP G1 Scenario." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 119(2):567-583.  doi:10.1002/2013JD021060
  • Pitari G, V Aquila, BS Kravitz, A Robock, S Watanabe, I Cionni, N De Luca, G Di Genova, E Mancini, and S Tilmes. 2014. "Stratospheric Ozone Response to Sulfate Geoengineering: Results from the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP)." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 119(5):2629-2653.  doi:10.1002/2013JD020566
  • Xia L, A Robock, JN Cole, CL Curry, D Ji, A Jones, BS Kravitz, J Moore, HO Muri, U Niemeier, B Singh, S Tilmes, S Watanabe, and JH Yoon. 2014. "Solar Radiation Management Impacts on Agriculture in China: A Case Study in the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP)." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 119(14):8695-8711.  doi:10.1002/2013JD020630

2013

  • Kravitz BS, A Robock, and P Irvine. 2013. "Robust Results from Climate Model Simulations of Geoengineering." Eos 94(33):292.  doi:10.1002/2013EO330005
  • Kravitz BS, A Robock, P Forster, J Haywood, MG Lawrence, and H Schmidt. 2013. "An Overview of the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP)." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 118(23):13,103-13,107.  doi:10.1002/2013JD020569
  • Kravitz BS, P Forster, A Jones, A Robock, K Alterskjaer, O Boucher, A Jenkins, H Korhonen, JE Kristjansson, HO Muri, U Niemeier, AI Partanen, PJ Rasch, H Wang, and S Watanabe. 2013. "Sea Spray Geoengineering Experiments in the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP): Experimental Design and Preliminary Results." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 118(19):11,175-11,186.  doi:10.1002/jgrd.50856
  • Kravitz BS. 2013. "Climate Engineering with Stratospheric Aerosols and Associated Engineering Parameters." In Frontiers of Engineering: Reports on Leading-Edge Engineering from the 2012 Symposium, September 13-15, 2012, Warren, Michigan, pp. 29-35.  National Academies Press, Washington DC. 
  • Jones A, J Haywood, K Alterskjaer, O Boucher, JN Cole, CL Curry, P Irvine, D Ji, BS Kravitz, JE Kristjansson, J Moore, U Niemeier, A Robock, H Schmidt, B Singh, S Tilmes, S Watanabe, and JH Yoon. 2013. "The Impact of Abrupt Suspension of Solar Radiation Management (Termination Effect) in Experiment G2 of the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP)." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 118(17):9743-9752.  doi:10.1002/jgrd.50762
  • Kravitz BS, K Caldeira, O Boucher, A Robock, PJ Rasch, K Alterskjaer, D Bou Karam, JN Cole, CL Curry, J Haywood, P Irvine, D Ji, A Jones, JE Kristjansson, D Lunt, J Moore, U Niemeier, H Schmidt, M Schulz, B Singh, S Tilmes, S Watanabe, S Yang, and JH Yoon. 2013. "Climate Model Response from the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP)." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 118(15):8320-8332.  doi:10.1002/jgrd.50646
  • Kravitz BS, PJ Rasch, P Forster, T Andrews, JN Cole, P Irvine, D Ji, JE Kristjansson, J Moore, HO Muri, U Niemeier, A Robock, B Singh, S Tilmes, S Watanabe, and JH Yoon. 2013. "An Energetic Perspective on Hydrologic Cycle Changes in the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 118(23):13,087-13,102.  doi:10.1002/2013JD020502
  • Schneider K, J Silverman, BS Kravitz, T Rivlin, A Schneider-Mor, S Barbosa, M Byrne, and K Caldeira. 2013. "Inorganic Carbon Turnover caused by Digestion of Carbonate Sands and Metabolic Activity of Holothurians." Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 133:217-223.  doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2013.08.029
  • Tilmes S, J Fasullo, JF Lamarque, D Marsh, M Mills, K Alterskjaer, HO Muri, JE Kristjansson, O Boucher, M Schulz, JN Cole, CL Curry, A Jones, J Haywood, P Irvine, D Ji, J Moore, D Bou Karam, BS Kravitz, PJ Rasch, B Singh, JH Yoon, U Niemeier, H Schmidt, A Robock, S Yang, and S Watanabe. 2013. "The Hydrological Impact of Geoengineering in the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP)." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 118(19):11,036-11,058.  doi:10.1002/jgrd.50868

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