Robert D. Cess

Robert D. Cess is professor emeritus of atmospheric sciences at Stony Brook University. He earned his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Oregon State University and his masters degree from Purdue University in Indiana in 1956. Cess received a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1959. He is a recognized leader in the fields of climate change and atmospheric radiation transfer. His research interest involve modeling of climate feedbacks that can either amplify or diminish global climate change, and interpreting surface and satellite remote sensing data. He has been a part of studies which have found problems with the ability of model the transmission of shortwave radiation through a cloud-free atmosphere, and designed an experiment to test the accuracy of the models. They reported that they found agreement between the models and the observations of clear-sky shortwave radiation at the surface for the period studied, 1985 to 1988. Cess was a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and worked with the National Science Foundation on understanding greenhouse warming and its associated policy implications.

Education

1. Oregon State University Colleges/University

Oregon State University (OSU) is a coeducational, public research university located in Corvallis, Oregon, United States. The university offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees and a multitude of research opportunities. There are more than 200 academic degree programs offered through the university. OSU's programs in microbiology, nuclear engineering, ecology, forestry, public health, biochemistry, zoology, oceanography, food science and pharmacy are recognized nationally as top tier programs. In recent years, OSU's liberal arts programs have also grown significantly. More than 200,000 people have attended OSU since its founding. The Carnegie Foundation classifies Oregon State University as a "very high research activity" university.

Institution info

Type Public university
Endowment
2013. 477 mil. $
2012. 441 mil. $
2010. 372 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1868
Headquarters
104 Kerr Administration Building, 97331 - Corvallis, Oregon
Undergraduates
2013. 23,161
2010. 19,557
2009. 18,073
Postgraduates
2013. 4,179
2010. 4,196
2009. 3,618
Acceptance rate
2013. 67.7 %
2010. 81.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 8.54 K $
2011. 7.6 K $
2010. 7.12 K $
2009. 6.73 K $
2008. 6.19 K $
Official web page www.oregonstate.edu
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People attended Oregon State University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1942., Academic
b. 1960., Politician
b. 1947., Olympic athlete
b. 1971., Martial Artist
b. 1981., American Football Defensive tackle
b. 1854., Politician
b. 1886., Architect
b. 1986., Baseball Pitcher

2. University of Pittsburgh Colleges/University

The University of Pittsburgh, commonly referred to as Pitt, is a state-related research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Founded as Pittsburgh Academy in 1787 on what was then the American frontier, Pitt is one of the oldest continuously chartered institutions of higher education in the United States. Pitt evolved into the Western University of Pennsylvania with an alteration to its charter in 1819, and upon relocating to its current campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh in 1908, the school received its current moniker, the University of Pittsburgh. For most of its history Pitt was a private institution, until it became part of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education in 1966.

Type Public school
Endowment
2013. 2.98 bil. $
2011. 2.54 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
February 28th, 1787
Headquarters
4200 Fifth Avenue, 15260 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Undergraduates
2013. 24,980
2010. 18,371
2009. 18,031
Postgraduates
2013. 10,034
2011. 10,452
2010. 10,452
Acceptance rate
2013. 54.5 %
2012. 56.1 %
2010. 58.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 15.6 K $
2011. 16.1 K $
2010. 14.9 K $
2009. 14.2 K $
2008. 13.6 K
Official web page www.pitt.edu
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People attended University of Pittsburgh connected by profession and/or age

b. 1889., Novelist
b. 1984., Basketball Center
b. 1862., Composer
b. 1917., Actor
b. 1889., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1919., Sculpture Artist
b. 1976., Celebrity
b. 1942., Novelist

3. Purdue University Colleges/University

Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, U.S., is the flagship university of the six-campus Purdue University system. Purdue was founded on May 6, 1869, as a land-grant university when the Indiana General Assembly, taking advantage of the Morrill Act, accepted a donation of land and money from Lafayette businessman John Purdue to establish a college of science, technology, and agriculture in his name. The first classes were held on September 16, 1874, with six instructors and 39 students. Today, Purdue enrolls the second largest student body of any university in Indiana as well as the second largest international student population of any public university in the United States.

Institution info

Type Public university
Endowment
2012. 1.86 bil. $
2010. 1.59 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
May 6th, 1869
Headquarters
Hovde Hall, 47907 - West Lafayette, Indiana
Undergraduates
2012. 30,147
2010. 32,173
2009. 32,499
Postgraduates
2012. 8,163
2010. 8,890
2009. 8,552
Acceptance rate
2013. 61.3 %
2012. 68.0 %
2011. 68.3 %
2010. 68.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 9.99 K $
2011. 9.48 K $
2010. 9.07 K $
2009. 8.64 K $
2008. 7.75 K $
Official web page www.purdue.edu
Wikipedia article
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Notable alumni by career
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Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Purdue University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1954., Academic
b. 1981., American Football Player
b. 1860., Politician
b. 1930., Baseball Pitcher
b. 1939., Baseball Second baseman
b. 1947., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1918., Military Person
b. 1970., Actor

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