Dr. Radley M. Horton

Lamont Research Professor, Ocean and Climate Physics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO), Columbia Climate School

Affiliated with: Undergraduate Special Concentration and Major in Sustainable Development

Columbia Climate School

61 Route 9W
Oceanography Building
Rm 106B
Palisades, NY 10964


Radley Horton is a Lamont Research Professor at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. His research focuses on climate extremes, tail risks, climate impacts, and adaptation. Radley was a Convening Lead Author for the Third National Climate Assessment. He currently Co-Chairs Columbia’s Adaptation Initiative, and is Principal Investigator for the Columbia University-WWF ADVANCE partnership, and the NOAA-Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments-funded Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast. He is also the Columbia University lead for the Department of Interior-funded Northeast Climate Science Center, and is a PI on an NSF-funded Climate Change Education Partnership Project. Radley has been a Co-leader in the development of a global research agenda in support of the United Nations Environmental Program’s Programme on Vulnerability, Impacts, and Adaptation (PROVIA) initiative. He serves on numerous national and international task forces and committees, including the Climate Scenarios Task Force in support of the 2018 National Climate Assessment, and frequently appears on national and international television, radio, and in print. Radley teaches in Columbia University’s Sustainable Development department.



Only select projects listed below
Name Start Date End Date
A proposal to the Department of the Interior to Establish the Northeast Climate Science Center 3/1/12 12/31/18
A Research and Decision Support Framework to Evaluation Sea-Level Rise Impacts in the Northeastern US: Sea-Level Rise and Storm Surge Projections 8/1/12 7/31/13
Adaptation for Development and Conservation-Advanced Partnership - Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR) & WWF 8/10/15 12/31/18
Climate Change Vulnerability Study – Climate Data 9/1/17 12/31/19
Climate Risk Information for Ecosystem-Based Adaptation 2/15/16 6/30/16
Climate Science Synthesis and Analysis to Support NPS Scenario Workshop 6/1/12 6/30/13
Conference: At What Point Managed Retreat? 6/19/19 6/21/19
Examining the mechanisms of species responses to climate change: Are there biological thresholds? 9/1/16 8/31/18
Facilitating regional and local decision-making for managing coastal wetlands and waterbird habitats 9/25/13 1/31/15
From precipitation thresholds identification to planning Helping communities plan and adapt to future extreme events 7/1/16 6/30/19
Integrating climate risk information for agricultural resilience and forest conservation in Paraguay 7/1/16 10/31/17
Integrating Climate Risk Information to WWF's Natural Capital Assessment in Myanmar 6/1/15 10/31/16
PREEVENTS Track 1: Meteorology and Impacts of Correlated Climate Extremes: New York, NY: May 28-31, 2019 4/1/19 3/31/21
Supporting Regional Implementation of Integrated Climate Resilience: Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN) 9/1/15 8/31/21
Temperature Projections to Support Impact Analysis on Infrastructure and Demand 10/15/14 12/31/15
Updated Climate Scenarios for New York State 10/1/13 6/30/14
Urban Climate Education Partnership 9/15/12 8/31/18
WWF's Asia's High Mountain's Project - Climate risk information, research and preparation for Nepal 10/12/14 2/28/15
The Law and Science of Climate Change Attribution 12/1/19 11/30/22
Climate Information Needs Assessment 1/1/20 5/31/20
Flexible Energy Technical Analysis 5/1/20 4/30/21
At What Point Managed Retreat? Resilience, Relocation and Climate Justice Conference 6/22/21 6/25/21