Parikhit Sinha is a former program officer for the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate. He received a B.A. in environmental engineering sciences from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences from the University of Washington, Seattle. His doctorate research involved airborne measurements and chemical transport modeling of trace gas and particle emissions from savanna fires in southern Africa. He joined the National Academies in 2004 and worked on studies addressing radiative forcing of climate change, rapid climate variability and change in Asia, climate change indicators in the United States, and reconciling temperature trends from different observing platforms.
Elizabeth Galinis is a senior program assistant for the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate. She received her B.S. in marine science from the University of South Carolina in 2001. Since her start at the National Academies in March 2002, she has worked on studies involving next-generation weather radar (NEXRAD), weather modification, climate sensitivity, and radiative forcing of climate change. Ms. Galinis is pursuing a master’s degree in environmental science and policy at Johns Hopkins University.