James G. Anderson

James Gilbert Anderson (born 1944 in Spokane, Washington) is the Philip S. Weld Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry at Harvard University, a position he has held since 1982.[3][4] From 1998 to 2001, he was the chairman of Harvard's Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Geophysical Union. His awards include the 1993 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award and the 1996 Arthur L. Day Prize and Lectureship.[3][5] In 2012, Anderson won a Smithsonian magazine American Ingenuity Award in Physical Sciences.[6]

James G. Anderson
Born1944 (age 75–76)
EducationUniversity of Washington
University of Colorado
Known forWork on emissions of greenhouse gases in the Arctic and ozone depletion[1][2]
Awards1993 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award, 1996 Arthur L. Day Prize and Lectureship
Scientific career
FieldsAtmospheric chemistry
InstitutionsHarvard University
ThesisRocket borne ultraviolet spectrometer measurement of OH resonance fluorescence with a diffusive transport model for mesospheric photochemistry (1970)
Doctoral studentsRalph Keeling, Jon Abbatt, Paul Wennberg, Darin Toohey, Phil Stevens, Manvendra Dubey, Andrew Dessler and Jesse Kroll


  1. ^ Yu, Gina (2010-04-23). "Professor Studies Arctic Climate Change". Harvard Crimson. Retrieved 2017-11-12.
  2. ^ "Increased Risk of Ozone Loss above United States". Harvard Magazine. 2012-07-26. Retrieved 2017-11-12.
  3. ^ a b "James G. Anderson". Anderson Research Group. Retrieved 2017-11-12.
  4. ^ Swedin, Eric Gottfrid (2005). Science in the Contemporary World: An Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. pp. 218. ISBN 9781851095247.
  5. ^ "James Gilbert Anderson Search Results". Amacad.org. Archived from the original on 2017-11-13. Retrieved 2017-11-12.
  6. ^ "2012 American Ingenuity Award Winners". Smithsonian Magazine. Smithsonian. Retrieved 11 October 2018.

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