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School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Department of Environmental Sciences
Dr. Broccoli is a professor in the Rutgers Department of Environmental Sciences. His research focuses on the dynamics of the climate system, with a specific emphasis on understanding the fundamental mechanisms that are involved in changes in climate, both past and future. The simulation of past climates, such as the climate of the last ice age or the response of climate to changes in the earth’s orbit, can lead to a better understanding of the key feedbacks and processes that determine how the climate system responds to external forcing. Similar mechanisms may also be instrumental in potential future changes in climate. Many of the mechanisms of greatest interest involve interactions among the atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere, land, and biosphere.