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Dr. Vicente Barros

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Working Group II

Employment History

  • Climatology Professor, School of Natural Sciences
    University of Buenos Aires
  • Climatology Professor
    University of Buenos Aires
  • Co-Chair
  • Working Group II Co-Chair
    University of Buenos Aires , Argentina
  • Professor of Climatology and Director of the Master Program of Environmental Sciences
    School of Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Emeritus Professor
    University of Buenos Aires


  • Master of Science , Meteorology
    University of Michigan
  • PhD. , Meteorological Sciences
    University of Buenos Aires
68 Total References
Web References
"We live in an era of ..., 24 Oct 2014 [cached]
"We live in an era of man-made climate change," said Vicente Barros, Co-Chair of Working Group II. "In many cases, we are not prepared for the climate-related risks that we already face. Investments in better preparation can pay dividends both for the present and for the future."
Adaptation can play a key role in decreasing these risks, Barros noted:
"The Working Group II report ..., 31 Mar 2014 [cached]
"The Working Group II report contributes to the foundation of information for smart decisions about dealing with climate change," said Vicente Barros, Co-Chair of Working Group II.
The report, which can be found ..., 31 Mar 2014 [cached]
The report, which can be found here, highlights the opportunities that exist to help mitigate potential effects of rising temperatures with Vicente Barros of the University of Buenos Aires, and co-chair of Working Group II noting: 'We live in an era of man-made climate change…Part of the reason adaptation is so important is that the world faces a host of risks from climate change already baked into the climate system, due to past emissions and existing infrastructure.'
"We live in an era of ..., 31 Mar 2014 [cached]
"We live in an era of man-made climate change," said Vicente Barros, an emeritus professor at the University of Buenos Aires who helped lead the study for the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Wikileaks - CableGate, 11 June 2011 [cached]
Vicente Ricardo Barros A PhD in Meteorological Science, Dr. Barros is a Chief Researcher at the Conicet and Climatology Professor at the University of Buenos Aires, School of Natural Sciences, where he heads the Masters program in Environmental Science. He has written more than one hundred papers on climatic problems, half of which have been published in international scientific magazines. He took part in drafting a chapter of the Third Report of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climatic Change in 2001. Education: 1961-65 University of Buenos Aires (UBA): Licenciado in Meteorological Sciences 1969-71 The University of Michigan: Master of Science in Meteorology: 1972-73 UBA: Doctor in Meteorological Sciences Management Position: Faculty of Sciences (UBA) Director of the Masters program in Environmental Sciences (since 1999) Scientific position: National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) Senior scientist; and Department of Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences (DAOS) of the UBAx Teaching position: University of Buenos Aires; Full Professor in Climatology (since 1987) Past management positions: 1989-92 Member of the Directory of the National Commission of Environmental Policies 1991-92 National Report to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development and Environment, Rio de Janeiro 1992, 579 pp. 1991. Coordinator 1993-97 Director of the Department of Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences (UBA) 1994-02 Member of the Directive Council of the Faculty of Sciences (UBA) 1996-97 National Director of the Project: Greenhouse gasses emissions inventory and Climate Change Studies on Vulnerability and Mitigation. GEF-UNDP- SECYT 1997-98 President of the Commission of the Exact and non Biological Natural Sciences segment of the National plan on Science and Technology 1999-2001 1999 Technical Director of the Emission target study of greenhouse gases. EPA- UNDP 1999 Revision of the First National Communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Books: El Cambio Climtico Global 2004. Ed, Libros del Zorzal, Buenos Aires 172 pp. Segunda edicion en 2006. Traducido al Checo y Publicado en 2006 por Mlada Fronta con el titulo Globalni zmena klimatu El Cambio Climtico en el Ro de la Plata. 2005. Eds.
Climate Change and Adaptation, Eds, Neil Leary, James Adejuwon, Vicente Barros, Ian Burton and Rodel Lasco, Earthscan Publishers, London 2007 Coordinator
Barros, V. and M. Conte Grand
Barros, V., Camilloni, I. and A. Menendez La temperatura del Atlntico Sur y la diferencia de caudales del Rio Parana durante los eventos El Nio 1982-83 y 1997-98. 2004. Revista Brasileira de Meteorologia I. Camilloni y V. Barros. The major discharge events in the Paraguay River; Magnitudes, source regions and climate forcings. J Hydrometeorology 2004 Vol 5, 1061-1070.. V. Barros, L Chamorro, G. Coronel and J. Baez An Observed Trend in Central South American Precipitation 2004. J. Climate. 17: 4357-4367 B. Liebmann, Vera, C. Carvalho, L., Camilloni, I., Barros, V., Hoerling, M y Allured, D. A.
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