I have had the pleasure to meet and work with S. Ichtiaque Rasool as part of the work with the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme. He is an outstanding , internationally well-respected colleague and climate scientist. His professional writings are broad and seminal contributions, and involve other planets as well as Earth (e.g. see).
I was privileged to published with Ichtiaque in the papers
Chase, T.N., K. Wolter, R.A. Pielke Sr., and Ichtiaque Rasool, 2006: Was the 2003 European summer heat wave unusual in a global context? Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L23709, doi:10.1029/2006GL027470
Chase, T.N., K. Wolter, R.A. Pielke Sr., and Ichtiaque Rasool, 2008: Reply to comment by W.M. Connolley on ‘‘Was the 2003 European summer heat wave unusual in a global context?’’Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L02704, doi:10.1029/2007GL031574.
He recently has published an autobiography
which I highly recommend. It is a story, worthy of a novel! He has lived in India, Pakistan, France and the United States, and has spent time in a wide range of other countries. His life is a motivation to all of us, including young students as they chose their career path. Ichtiaque’s honest and candid presentation of both his positive and negative experiences with buerauracy are invaluable.
I highly recommend reading this book.