John Theodore HOUGHTON

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1931-12-30
Education Rhyl GS, Jesus Coll Oxford (MA, DPhil)
Books & Publications Infra Red Physics (with S D Smith, 1966), The Physics of Atmospheres (1977, ed 1986, 3 edn 2002), Remote Sensing of Atmospheres (with F W Taylor and C D Rodgers, 1984), The Global Climate (ed, 1984), Does God Play Dice? (1988), Global Warming: The Complete Briefing (1994, 5 edn 2014), The Search for God: Can science help? (1995), In The Eye of the Storm, the Autobiography of Sir John Houghton (with Gill Tavner, 2013)
Recreations N/A
Clubs N/A
Style Sir John Houghton, CBE, FRS
Career res fell Royal Aircraft Estab, lectr in atmospheric physics Univ of Oxford 1958 (reader 1962, prof 1976), official fell and tutor in physics Jesus Coll Oxford 1960-73 (prof fell 1973, hon fell 1983), visiting prof UCLA 1969; dir Appleton Sci and Engrg Res Cncl 1979-83, DG (later chief exec) Meteorological Office 1983-91, hon scientist Rutherford Appleton Lab 1991-; developed: Selective Chopper Radiometer (for the Nimbus 4 and 5 satellites), Pressure Modulator Radiometer (flown on Nimbus 6) 1975, Stratospheric and Mesopheric Sounder (flown on Nimbus 7) 1978; chm: Jt Scientific Ctee for World Climate Res Programmes 1981-84, Scientific Assessment Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 1988-2002, Jt Scientific and Technical Ctee Global Climate Observing System 1992-95, Royal Cmmn on Environmental Pollution 1992-98; vice-pres World Meteorological Orgn 1987-91; pres John Ray Initiative 2006- (chm 1997-2006); tstee Shell Fndn 2000-10; Darton Prize (RMS) 1954, Buchan Prize (RMS) 1966, Charles Chree Medal Inst of Physics 1979, Glazebrook Medal Inst of Physics 1989, Rank Prize for opto electronics 1989 (jtly), Symons Gold Medal Royal Meteorological Soc 1991, Bakerian lectr Royal Soc 1991, Global 500 Award UN Environment Prog 1994, Gold Medal Royal Astronomical Society 1995, Int Meterological Orgn Prize 1998, Japan Prize 2006, Albert Einstein Science Award World Cultural Cncl 2009; Hon DUniv Stirling 1992; Hon DSc: Univ of Wales 1991, UEA 1993, Univ of Leeds 1995, Heriot-Watt Univ 1997, Univ of Greenwich 1997, Univ of Glamorgan 1998, Univ of Reading 1999, Univ of Birmingham 2000, Univ of Glos 2001, Univ of Hull 2002, Univ of Oxford 2006; Hon DL Dalhousie Univ Canada 2010; hon memb American Meteorological Soc; fell Optical Soc of America; FRS, FInstP, FRMetS (pres 1976-78, hon memb), Hon FRIBA 2001
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