"Leonardo da Vinci" Award of the European Academy of Sciences

Jean Jouzel

by Prof. Paul Tréguer and Prof. Jean-Pierre Gattuso

In recognition for his outstanding lifelong achievement on isotopic chemistry and climate sciences. He promoted the use of water stable isotopomers for reconstructing past climate changes from ice cores and with associated atmospheric modelling using both dynamically simple and General Circulation Models (GCMs). He has actively participated in major ice core international projects and had key contributions to various aspects of the modelling of water isotopomers, with recognized international leadership on both sides. He is one of the most famous climatologists at world scale.