Graciela B Raga
Undergraduate degree in Meteorology from University of Buenos Aires in 1983 and PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington in 1989. After postdoctoral positions in Canada and UK, joined UNAM in 1995. Her initial research interests in cloud microphysics and aerosol-cloud interactions shifted to urban air quality after moving to Mexico City, organizing a first field campaign in 1997 focused on particle composition including black carbon, potentially affecting regional climate and cloud droplet activation and precipitation development. She is author of 85 peer-reviewed publications and has supervised 5 PhD, 10 Masters and 2 undergraduate students, and 9 postdoctoral associates.
Member of scientific advisory panels of the International Commission on Clouds and Precipitation, International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Programme, World Climate Research Programme, Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), Mexican Academy of Sciences and is a Senior Associate of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics. Member of the Editorial Board of Atmosfera since 2008, serving as Editor in Chief from 2010 to 2012.
Lead Author of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), contributing to Chapter 2, Technical Summary and Summary for Policymakers. In 2007, the IPCC was awarded a joint Nobel Peace Prize. Co-chair of the Regional Assessment of Short Lived Climate Pollutants for Latin America and Caribbean.