Linz receives NSF CAREER Award

Environmental scientist will study the history of stratospheric wind and ocean current patterns

Marianna Linz

Marianna Katherine Linz (Image courtesy of Eliza Grinnell/Harvard SEAS)

Marianna Linz, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), and of Earth and Planetary Sciences, has been selected to receive a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation.

The nearly $900,000 grant will support Linz’s research, which explores the history of large-scale patterns of stratospheric winds and ocean currents. Winds and currents affect radiation in the atmosphere, the recovery of the ozone layer and the storage of heat and carbon in the deep ocean, making them important components of the global climate.

Linz joined the SEAS faculty in 2019. She earned her undergraduate degrees in chemistry and physics and earth and planetary science from Harvard in 2011, then received her Ph.D. in physical oceanography at MIT in 2017.

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