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Recognised climate expert a new professor at Niels Bohr

Jens Hesselbjerg Christensen is an expert in using climate modelling to predict the climate of the future. Now the Niels Bohr Institute is hiring him as professor

Jens Hesselbjerg Christensen is 1st March appointed professor at the Niels Bohr Institute (NBI) at the University of Copenhagen.

He comes from a position as head of research at the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI), and his employment at the NBI will strengthen the Institute’s degree programs in meteorology, climate and ice-physics, besides oceanography.

At NBI they see the appointment of Niels Hesselbjerg Christensen as an opportunity to attract more domestic and international funding to develop better climate models, as well as an opportunity to enhance the cooperation with DMI, according to the news release from the Faculty of Science at UCPH.

Wide ranging expert

He is well-known as a climate expert, and is one of the main authors behind the UN climate report. He is also an expert in the use of climate models for predicting the future climate, an expert on Arctic climate changes, and the extremes of temperature and precipitation.

Jens Hesselbjerg Christensen is already acquainted with the Niels Bohr Institute, from where he has a PhD in astrophysics.