Richard B. Rood is the professor of climate and space sciences and engineering at the University of Michigan.
Richard Rood is a professor at the University of Michigan in the Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering (CLaSP) and he is also appointed in the School for Environment and Sustainability. He writes an expert blog on climate change for the American Meteorological Society's ClimatePolicy.org. Rood is part of the Core Team of the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments (GLISA) Center.
He teaches several courses on climate change and the use of climate knowledge in planning and management. This has evolved into a curriculum on climate change problem-solving. Professor Rood has made research contributions to several fields. His numerical algorithms are used in climate models, weather-forecast models, and atmospheric chemistry models. He has also been a leader in developing merged model-observation datasets to study chemistry and climate. As a member of the Senior Executive Service at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Rood received recognition for his ability to lead both scientific and high-performance computing activities.