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Benjamin I. Cook

Climate Scientist, Columbia University

I'm a climate scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Columbia University in New York City. I study drought dynamics across a range of timescales using observations, paleoclimate reconstructions, and climate model simulations. My goal is to help improve our understanding of drought dynamics in regions expected to get warmer and drier with climate change.

I also study feedbacks and interactions between the land surface and the atmosphere, plant phenology, and ecological responses to climate change.


  • –present
    Climate Scientist, Columbia University