Wenju Cai Elected as 2022 AGU Fellow

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has elected fifty-four individuals to the 2022 Class of Fellows. Dr Wenju Cai, co-chair of the CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group (SSG), is included in this prestigious group.

These AGU Fellows have earned this recognition because of remarkable innovation and/or sustained scientific impact. In addition, each Fellow embodies AGU’s values by fostering equity, integrity, diversity, and open science; by mentoring; through public engagement; and in their communications.

AGU Fellows serve as global leaders and experts who propel our understanding of geosciences. Their research, which pushes our boundaries of knowledge to create a healthy planet and beyond, is an inspiration to us all. Since 1962, less than one tenth of 1% of AGU members have been selected to receive this honor each year.

Dr Wenju Cai is the current co-chair of CLIVAR SSG. He also serves as a Chief Research Scientist, an Office of Chief Executive Science Leader at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), and Director of Southern Hemisphere Oceans Research. Dr Wenju Cai specializes in research into global climate variability and change. With over 25 years of research and leadership experience, his interest spans from dynamics of modes of climate variability (such as El Niño-Southern Oscillation and the Indian Ocean Dipole) and their mechanisms, to climate change detection and attribution, through to impacts of individual forcing factors of increasing carbon dioxide, increasing anthropogenic aerosols, and stratospheric ozone depletion. 

For more information about the AGU Fellows for 2022, please visit: https://eos.org/agu-news/agu-announces-the-2022-class-of-fellows.