Houghton, John T(heodore)

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HOUGHTON, John T(heodore)

HOUGHTON, John T(heodore). Welsh, b. 1931. Genres: Meteorology/Atmospheric sciences, Theology/Religion. Career: Physicist. Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, England, research fellow, 1954-57; Oxford University, lecturer in physics, 1958-62, reader 1962-76, professor, 1976-83, Jesus College, fellow, 1960-83. Meteorological Office, director-general, 1983-90, chief executive 1990-91. Publications: (with S.D. Smith) Infra-red Physics, 1966; The Physics of Atmospheres, 1977, 3rd ed., 2002; (with F.W. Taylor and C.D. Rodgers) Remote Sounding of Atmospheres, 1984; Does God Play Dice? A Look at the Story of the Universe, 1988; Global Warming: The Complete Briefing, 1994, 2nd ed., 1997; The Search for God: Can Science Help, 1995; Climate Change 2001: The Scientific Basis, 2001. EDITOR: (with A.H. Cook and H. Charnock) The Study of the Ocean and the Land Surface from Satellites, 1983; The Global Climate, 1984; (with G.J. Jenkins and J.J. Ephraums) Climate Change: The IPCC Scientific Assessment, 1990; (with B.A. Callander and S.K. Varney) Climate Change 1992: The Supplementary Report to the IPCC Scientific Assessment, 1992; (with others) Climate Change 1994: Radiative Forcing of Climate Change and an Evaluation of the IPCC IS92 Emission Scenarios, 1995; (with others) Climate Change 1995: The Science of Climate Change, 1996. Address: Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research, Fitzroy Rd, Exeter, Devon EX1 3PB, England.