Professor of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, University of Michigan

Richard Rood is a Professor at the University of Michigan in the Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering (CLaSP) and he is also appointed in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment. He writes an expert blog on climate change for the Weather Underground and Climate Policy. He is part of the Core Team of the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments (GLISA) Center. Rood teaches several course on climate change and the use of climate-knowledge in planning and management. This has evolved into a curriculum on climate change problem solving. Professor Rood has made research contributions to several fields. His numerical algorithms are used in climate models, weather-forecast models, and atmospheric chemistry models. He has also been a leader in developing merged model-observation datasets to study chemistry and climate. As a member of the Senior Executive Service at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Rood received recognition for his ability to lead both scientific and high performance computing activities.


  • –present
    Professor of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, University of Michigan


  • 1982 
    Florida State University, Ph.D.


Fellow, American Meteorological Society; Norbert Gerbier Award, World Meteorological Organization; Dow Distinguished Faculty Fellow