presently co-chair of the U.S. CLIVAR Seasonal-to-Interannual Modeling and Prediction Panel, and is chair of the International CLIVAR Working Group on Seasonal-to-Interannual Prediction.


Dr. Vaughan C. Turekian is a Program Officer with the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate. He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia in 2000. Dr. Turekian's research involves using stable bulk and compound-specific isotope analyses to characterize the sources and processing of aerosols in marine air. He has also used radiogenic isotopes to study residence times in the atmospheric boundary layer and in estuaries.

Dr. Alexandra R. Isern is a Program Officer with the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate. She received her Ph.D. in Marine Geology from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in 1993. Dr. Isern was a lecturer in Oceanography and Geology at the University of Sydney, Australia from 1994 to 1999. Her research focuses on the influences of paleoclimate and sea level variability on ancient reefs. Dr. Isern is co-chief scientist for Ocean Drilling Program Leg 194 that will investigate the magnitudes of ancient sea level change.

Mr. Carter W. Ford is a Project Assistant for the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate. He has been involved in a wide variety of NRC projects including studies pertaining to climate modeling, the GEWEX program, and the World Climate Research Programme. Prior to BASC, Mr. Ford served with the NRC's National Weather Service Modernization Committee. He holds a B.A. in International Studies from Miami University (Ohio).

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