Renowned atmospheric physicist, Professor John Harries, has been honoured as Fellow of Aberystwyth University.
Wales’ first Chief Scientific Adviser (2010-2013), Professor Harries led the team that produced the first direct observational evidence of an increase in the Earth’s greenhouse effect between 1970 and 1997.
He is a past President of the Royal Meteorological Society, and of the International Radiation Committee and previously a board member of the Natural Environment Research Council.
An Emeritus Professor and Distinguished Research Fellow at Imperial College, he is also Fellow of the Institute of Physics, the Royal Meteorological Society, the American Geophysical Union and a member of the American Meteorological Society.
Professor John Harries was presented as Fellow on Monday 14 July by Professor Andrew Evans, Head of the Department of Mathematics and Physics.
Eleven Fellows are being honoured this week by Aberystwyth University during this year’s Graduation ceremonies which take place at the University’s Arts Centre from Monday 14 until Friday 18 July.
The title of Fellow is awarded to individuals who have a close association with Aberystwyth and the University, or who have made an outstanding contribution to professional or public life in Wales.