Carnegie Mellon University
January 10, 2020

Neil Donahue Delivers the Jule Charney Lecture at AGU 2019

By Matthew Salyers

Neil Donahue, the Thomas Lord University Professor of Chemistry, professor of chemical engineering and engineering and public policy, and director of Carnegie Mellon University’s Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research, delivered the Jule G. Charney Lecture at the 2019 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting. Held in San Francisco, CA on December 9-13, the AGU Fall Meeting celebrated the 100th anniversary of the organization.

As part of the Atmospheric Sciences Section of the AGU Fall Meeting, the Jule G. Charney Lecture has been presented since 1993 and honors the memory of Jule Charney, a dominate figure in atmospheric science from the end of World War II to his passing in 1981.

Donahue's presentation on aerosol particles explained the deadly effects of fine-particle pollution, which kills anywhere from 4 to 7 million people per year, and the uncertain nature of aerosol particles in climate models.

Watch the full 2019 Jule G. Charney Lecture below: