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About Raymond S Bradley

I am a paleoclimatologist with interests in understanding climate variability across a wide range of time scales. I’m particularly interested in how present day climate differs from climates in the past, and what may have caused climates to change. My regional interests are in the Arctic and North Atlantic.
I have written or edited thirteen books on climatic change and paleoclimatology, including Paleoclimatology: Reconstructing Climates of the Quaternary (3rd edition, 2014), Global Warming and Political Intimidation (2011) and The Hadley Circulation (2004, edited, with H.F. Diaz), and I‘ve authored or co-authored over 200 articles on these topics.
My research group is supported by grants from NSF, NOAA, and the Department of Energy. If you are interested in graduate or post-doctoral research in the Climate System Research Center, contact me via email.


Present Director, Climate System Research Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Present University Distinguished Profssor, Department of Geosciences, College of Natural Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst


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Honors and Awards

  • 2014 Zuckerberg Endowed Leadership Chair
  • 2013 Honorary Doctor of Science, Queens University, Canada
  • 2009 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of science
  • 2008 Fellow, Finnish Academy of Science and Letters
  • 2007 Oeschger Medal, European Geosciences Union
  • 2006 Honorary Doctor of Science, Lancaster University, UK
  • 2005 Fellow, American Geophysical Union
  • 1995 Chancellor's Medal, University of Massachusetts

Contact Information

236 Hasbrouck
666 North Pleasant Street
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003
Tel: 413-545-2120


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