Assistant Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Professor Horton leads the Climate Change Research Group (CCRG) at Northwestern University. The CCRG investigates Earth’s climate system and its interaction with human and natural systems across diverse spatiotemporal scales. Topics explored include (i) extreme weather events, (ii) near-term meteorological, societal, and public health impacts of anthropogenic climate change, and (iii) the evolution of Earth’s climate system through geologic time. To address this diversity of topics and explore the interactions of Earth’s atmosphere, biosphere, cryosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere the CCRG uses a wide-range of research tools, including environmental observations, numerical models, statistical analyses, and machine learning.