Susan Solomon is the Ellen Swallow Richards Professor of atmospheric chemistry and climate science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to coming to MIT, she was a scientist at NOAA in Boulder, Colorado, and an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado. She is well known for having pioneered the theory explaining why the ozone hole occurs in Antarctica, and obtaining some of the first chemical measurements that helped to establish the chlorofluorocarbons as its cause. She is also the author of several influential scientific papers in climate science, including one on the irreversibilities of the climate change problem. The recipient of numberous international awards, she and other members of the IPCC received the Nobel Prize in 2007, along with Al Gore. In 2008, Time magazine named Solomon as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Finally, a glacier in Antarctica has been named after her, Solomon Glacie.
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