Inez Fung studies climate change and the carbon cycle. She is a principal architect of large-scale mathematical modeling approaches and numerical models to represent the geographic and temporal variations of sources and sinks of CO2, dust and other trace substances around the globe. Her work inferred a Northern Hemisphere mid-latitudes land sink for anthropogenic CO2, and suggests that the diminishing capacities of the land and oceans to store carbon in a warming climate would act to accelerate global warming.
Inez Fung received her S.B. in Applied Mathematics and her Sc.D. in Meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She joined the Berkeley faculty in 1998, and is a Professor of Atmospheric Science in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science and the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management.
Among her numerous honors are membership of the US National Academy of Sciences, the Roger Revelle Medal of the American Geophysical Union, and the C-G Rossby Research Medal of the American Meteorological Society.
Professor of Atmospheric Science, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California, Berkeley Professor of Atmospheric Science, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley
Interest and expertise
Earth and environmental sciences
Atmospheric physics and meteorology, Climate sciences