Professor of Atmospheric and Climate Science, University of California San Diego
Joel Norris has been a professor of climate and atmospheric sciences at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography since 2000. His primary research interests are boundary-layer cloud processes, cloud feedbacks and global warming, coupled atmosphere-ocean variability, and effects of climate change on California.
Joel Norris received a B.S. in Planetary Science (Geophysics) from the California Institute of Technology in June 1990 and a Ph.D. from the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington in August 1997. Before coming to Scripps he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Advanced Study Program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and a visiting scientist in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program at Princeton University while working at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. In 2010-2011 Joel Norris worked with the CERES team at NASA Langley Research Center during a year-long sabbatical.