Cordero, Eugene C

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Professor, Meteorology and Climate Science




Preferred: (408) 924-5188

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  • Doctor of Philosophy, University Of California, Davis, 1995
  • Master of Science, California State University, Northridge, 1991
  • Bachelor of Science, California State University, Northridge, 1988


Research and Teaching Focus

Global climate change, climate mitigation strategies, personal carbon emissions, and science education. 


National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2005

Google Science Communication Award, 2012


TEDx, CBS,  NBC, Truthout, Cool Cuisine (book), IMDB, YouTube (Green Ninja), Dr. Burrito

Courses Taught

METR 50/51: Scientific Computing

METR 112:  Global Climate Change

METR 173:  Global Climate Modeling

METR 174:  Climate Change Capstone

Selected Publications (* = student authors)

Cordero, E. C. and Luong, K., 2021: Promoting Interest in Transportation Careers Among Young Women. Mineta Transportation Institute Publications. (link)

Cordero, E. C. and Luong*, K., 2021: Promoting Interest in Transportation Careers Among Young Women. Mineta Transportation Institute Publications. (link)

Cordero, E. C., D. C. Centeno, and A. M. Todd, 2020: The role of climate change education on individual lifetime carbon emissions. PLOS ONE 15(2): e0206266. (link)

Cordero, E., C. and D. C. Centeno, 2019:  Evaluating the Effectiveness of a School-Based  Intervention on Driving-Related Carbon Emissions Using Real-Time Transportation Data, Mineta Transportation Institute, Report 19-19, (link)

Walsh, E. and E. Cordero, 2019:  Youth science expertise, environmental identity, engagement, and agency in climate action filmmaking, Environmental Education Research, 25(5), 656-677, https://doi: 10.1080/13504622.2019.1569206. (link)

Cordero, E. C., 2018: Green Ninja Integrated Middle School Science (Green Ninja, Mountain View, CA).  Adopted by California Department of Education, Nov 2018. Online science textbook for Grades 6, 7 and 8.  Accessed at

Walsh, E. M., D. Jenkins* and E. Cordero, 2016:  The promise of an energy tracker curriculum for promoting home-school connections and youth agency in climate action, J. of Sustainability Ed. 11, 1-11. (link)

Brown*, P.T., W. Li, E. C. Cordero, S. A. Mauget, 2015: Comparing the model-simulated global warming signal to observations using empirical estimates of unforced noise. Nature Scientific Reports, doi:10.1038/srep09957. (link)

Little*, M. and E. C. Cordero, 2014:  Modeling the relationship between transportation-related carbon dioxide emissions and hybrid courses at a large urban university, Int. J Sustainability in Higher Education, 15, doi:  10.1108/IJSHE-11-2012-0100.
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Brown*, P. T., E. C. Cordero, and S. A. Mauget , 2012: Reproduction of 20th century inter- to multi-decadal surface temperature variability in radiatively forced coupled climate models, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2011JD016864. (link)

Cordero, E. C, W. Kessomkiat*, J. Abatzoglou, and S. Mauget, 2011:  The identification of distinct patterns in California temperature trends, Climatic Change, doi: 10.1007/s10584-011-0023-y. (link)

Rhee, J., E. C. Cordero, and L. R. Quill, 2010: Pilot implementation of an interdisciplinary course on climate solutions, Int. J. Eng. Ed. 26, 391–400. (link)

Cordero, E. C., A. M. Todd, and D. Abellera, 2008: Climate change education and the ecological footprint, Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 89, 865–872. (link)

Cordero, E. and P. M. d. F. Forster, 2006: Stratospheric variability and trends in models used for the IPCC AR4. Atmos. Chem and Phys. 6, 5369–5380. (link)


Research Site, Green Ninja