Robert Jacob

Computational Climate Scientist

Robert Jacob is a computational climate scientist in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division of Argonne National Laboratory and a Fellow in the University of Chicago/Argonne Computation Institute.

Jacob is the co-developer of the Model Coupling Toolkit which is used as the foundation coupling technology in the Community Climate System Model. He is also the lead developer of the Fast Ocean Atmosphere Model, a climate model used extensively in studies of paleoclimate and decadal variability.

Jacob received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Atmospheric Science in 1997. From 1998 to 2000 he held postdoctoral positions at the University of Wisconsin and at the Department of the Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago. He is a member of the American Geophysical Union and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

Research Interests

  • Internal variability of the climate system
  • Design and construction of climate models