Scott, Jeffery

Jeffery Scott
Research Scientist, CGCS and Joint Program





Focus Areas

Earth Systems


Dr. Scott studies the role of the large-scale ocean circulation in climate, the interaction of the atmosphere and ocean, and the mixing of heat and carbon into the deep ocean. His research is investigating the response of the climate system to greenhouse forcing and to changes in orbital forcing parameters, and the energetics of the large-scale ocean circulation.

Education + Credentials
Sc.B., Electrical Engineering, Brown University, 1985
M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University, 1995
Ph.D., Climate Physics and Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000

Recent Publications

Journal Article
Wang, P., J.R. Scott, S. Solomon, J. Marshall, A.R. Babbin, M. Lickley, D.W.J. Thompson, T. DeVries, Q. Liang and R.G. Prinn (2021). PNAS, Online first (doi: 10.1073/pnas.2021528118)
Joint Program Reprint, Journal Article
Monier, E., S. Paltsev, A. Sokolov, Y.-H.H. Chen, X. Gao, Q. Ejaz, E. Couzo, C. Schlosser, S. Dutkiewicz, C. Fant, J. Scott, D. Kicklighter, J. Morris, H. Jacoby, R. Prinn and M. Haigh  (2018). Nature Communications, 9, 660 (doi:10.1038/s41467-018-02984-9) [PDF]
Joint Program Reprint, Journal Article
Marshall, J., J. Scott and A. Proshutinsky (2017). Geoscientific Model Development, 10: 2833–2848 [PDF]
Journal Article
Romanou, A., J. Marshall, M. Kelley, and J. Scott (2017). Geophysical Research Letters, 44(11): 5590–5598
Journal Article
Timmermans, M.-L., J. Marshall, A. Proshutinsky and J. Scott (2017). Geophysical Research Letters, 44(10): 5008–5015

News + Media

News Release
MIT News | 
Feb 13, 2018
In The News
MIT News | 
Jun 20, 2016