Emeritus FacultyProfessor of Physics
Ph.D. 1967 (astronautics), M.S. 1964 (astronautics), Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn; M.A. 1969 (liberal studies, sociology, economics), New School for Social Research; B.S. 1960 (aeronautical engineering), Michigan
Global environmental change, geophysical fluid dynamics,oceanography, biogeochemical cycles and alternate energy technology
Research My research interests are global environmental change, geophysical fluid dynamics, oceanography, biogeochemical cycles and alternate energy technology.
Publications Hoffert, M. I., Y.C. Wey, A.J. Callegari and W.S. Broecker (1978), "Atmospheric Response to Deep Sea Injections of Fossil Fuel Carbon Dioxide," Climatic Change, Vol.2, 53-68. Hoffert, M. I., A. J. Callegari and C.T. Hsieh (1980), "The Role of Deep Sea Heat Storage in the Secular Response to Climatic Forcing," Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 85, No. C11, 6667-6679. Hoffert, M.I., A.J. Callegari, C.T. Hsieh and W. Ziegler (1981) "Liquid Water on Mars: An Energy Balance Climate Model for CO2/H2O Atmospheres," Icarus, Vol. 47, 112-129. Gaffin, S.R., M. I. Hoffert and T. Volk (1986) "Nonlinear Coupling between Surface Temperature and Ocean Upwelling as an Agent in Historical Climate Variations." Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 91, 3944-3950. Hoffert, M.I., S.D.Potter, M.N. Kadiramangalam and F. Tubiello (1991) "Solar Power Satellites: Energy Source for the Greenhouse Century?" In L. Deschamps (Editor), SPS 91: Power from Space, Second International Symposium, pp. 82-90, Society des Electriciens et des Electroniciens (SEE) and Society des Ingenieurs at Scientifiques de France (ISF), Paris/Gif-sur Yvette, 27-30 August 1991; also (1991) Space Power, Vol. 10 (1), 131-151 Hoffert, M.I., and C. Covey (1992) "Deriving Global Climate Sensitivity from Palaeoclimate Reconstructions," Nature Vol. 360, pp. 573-576. Hoffert, M.I., K. Caldeira, A.K. Jain, E.F. Haites, L.D.D. Harvey, S.D. Potter, M.E. Schlesinger, S.H. Schneider, R.G. Watts, T.M.L. Wigley & D.J. Wuebbles (1998) "Energy Implications of Future Stabilization of Atmospheric CO2 Content." Nature, Vol. 395, pp. 881-884. M.I. Hoffert (1999) "Technologies for a Greenhouse Planet," preprint.