Researcher profile

Prof. John Moore

Beijing Normal University & University of Lapland, Finland
John Moore, British, is the Chief Scientist of GCESS at Beijing Normal University and a Research Professor at University of Lapland, Finland. He is also a Member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, an affiliate of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Center for Excellence in Tibetan Plateau Earth Sciences, and a Guest Professor at the Polar Research Institute of China. Awarded the China Friendship medal 2014, he was also a China “1000 talent” awardee in 2010. John was Chief Scientist on the 2007-2009 Kinnvika International Polar Year project, member of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Advisory Panel on Geoengineering, Steering Committee member of the World Climate Research Program (WCRP), Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP), Finnish representative on the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) Glaciology Network. He has been a member/leader of 6 Antarctic, 4 Greenland and 20 Svalbard expeditions. As a PhD student, he developed the Dielectric Profiling (DEP) method for rapid analysis of ice cores – now a standard technique for ice coring. One of Finland’s first joint university professors at the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, and also with Thule Institute, University of Oulu. John was selected by NASA to help design the orbiting radar for the Jovian moon Europa, and is also one of the first non-Chinese born leaders of a major research program in China – the Chinese geoengineering research program. His research activities focus on geoengineering, sea level change, and ice sheet dynamics. He has authored 200 SCI articles (~19,000 citations, H-index=59, 19 articles published in PNAS & the “Nature” group). Editor of PNAS.

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