Michael Ghil

Michael Ghil

Distinguished Research Professor, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
Distinguished Professor (emeritus), Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
Michael Ghil

Ghil is a founder of theoretical climate dynamics, as well as of advanced data assimilation methodology. He has applied systematically dynamical systems theory to planetary-scale flows, atmospheric and oceanic. Ghil has used these methods to proceed from simple flows with high temporal regularity and spatial symmetry to the observed flows, with their complex behavior in space and time. His studies of climate variability on many time scales have used a full hierarchy of models, from the simplest ‘toy’ models all the way to atmospheric, oceanic and coupled general circulation models. Recently, Ghil has also worked on modeling and data analysis in population dynamics, macroeconomics, and the climate–economy–biosphere system.

Research Interests: Atmosphere & Oceans, Climate, Dynamical & Complex Systems, Economics, Population Dynamics.

Summary bibliometrics (26 September 2017):

Web of Science: 278 publications (actual self-count 325+), h-index = 53

Google Scholar: h-index = 73 (total) and 39 (since 2012) (see profile)

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