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Drew Todd Shindell

Nicholas Distinguished Professor of Earth Science
Earth and Climate Sciences
9 Circuit Dr, PO Box 90328, Grainger Hall, Durham, NC 27708

Research Interests


  • Climate and air quality linkages and public policy
  • Sensitivity of climate change to different drivers
  • Interdisciplinary assessment of the impact of policy options on climate, public health, food and the economy
  • Atmospheric composition changes and solar power generation

Selected Grants


The Potential Environmental Effects of Lithium Mining and Extraction

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by Albemarle Corporation · 2023 - 2025

Biomass burning in the NASA GISS ModelE2: uncertainty and interactions between emissions, transport and chemistry

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration · 2017 - 2022

Continued Development of the NASA GISS composition-climate model and analysis of inhomogeneous forcing and climate response

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration · 2015 - 2022

Estimating Climate Change Health Impacts due to Temperature Extremes

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Center for Atmospheric Research · 2019 - 2020

Local and remote regional climate responses to regional forcings

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Columbia University · 2014 - 2020

The Potential Environmental Effects of Lithium Mining and Extraction

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by Albemarle Corporation · 2023 - 2025

Biomass burning in the NASA GISS ModelE2: uncertainty and interactions between emissions, transport and chemistry

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration · 2017 - 2022

Continued Development of the NASA GISS composition-climate model and analysis of inhomogeneous forcing and climate response

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration · 2015 - 2022

Estimating Climate Change Health Impacts due to Temperature Extremes

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Center for Atmospheric Research · 2019 - 2020

Local and remote regional climate responses to regional forcings

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Columbia University · 2014 - 2020

Quantifying and minimizing dis-benefits to air quality in climate policy using the NASA GISS modelE2

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration · 2017 - 2019

Top down and bottom up influences of solar forcing on climate in an integrated chemistry climate atmosphere ocean model driven by SORCE

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration · 2015 - 2019

Benchmarking climate model top-of-atmosphere radiance in the 9.6 ozone band compared to TES and IASI observations

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration · 2015 - 2017

External Relationships


  • Climate and Clean Air Coalition
  • FAST Initiative
  • Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development
  • SCS Global Services
  • Solar Unsoiled
  • Climate and Clean Air Coalition
  • FAST Initiative
  • Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development
  • SCS Global Services
  • Solar Unsoiled
  • Tel Aviv University

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