Dr. Brian Soden is a Professor of Atmospheric Science and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School for Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Miami, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago. Before returning to the University of Miami, Dr. Soden was a Visiting Scientist and Lecturer at Princeton University, and a Physical Scientist with NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. He specializes in the use of satellite observations to test and improve computer simulations of Earth's climate. His research focuses on understanding the sensitivity of Earth's climate to increasing greenhouse gases and the response of extreme weather events to the resultant warming.
He has authored over 150 papers and was a Lead Author for the 2007 and 2013 reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Dr. Soden is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society and American Geophysical Union. Other honors include the American Meteorological Society's Henry G. Houghton Award, the National Space Club's David S. Johnson Award, and the National Aeronautics and Space Agency's H.E. Reid Award and Lawrence Award.