of the Arctic Ocean ever attempted from the sea ice. AIDJEX was fielded from March 1975 to May 1976 and involved 125 people living on four ice floes in the central Beaufort Sea. It was extremely successful and became the model of later studies of the Arctic Ocean culminating with Operation SHEBA a follow-on to AIDJEX completed in 1998. He led numerous field operations, and directed numerous science divisions and directorates at the University of Washington, including the Polar Science Center in the Applied Physics Laboratory. He served as chairman of the Department of Atmospheric Science until his retirement in 1997. He was also a member of the Vice President’s (of the USA) Medea Commission. From 1999-2005 was the Sydney Chapman Professor of Physical Science at the University of Alaska.


Curtis H. Marshall is a senior program officer with the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (BASC). He received B.S. (1995) and M.S. (1998) degrees in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma, and a Ph.D. (2004) in atmospheric science from Colorado State University. His doctoral research, which examined the impact of anthropogenic land-use change on the mesoscale climate of the Florida peninsula, was featured in Nature and the New York Times. Prior to joining the staff of BASC in 2006, he was employed as a research scientist in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Since joining the staff of BASC, he has directed peer reviews for the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and staffed studies on mesoscale meteorological observing systems, weather radar, the NPOESS spacecraft, and the impacts of climate change on human health.

Ms. Katie Weller is a Research Associate for the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (BASC). She has worked on National Research Council studies that produced the reports Earth Observations from Space: The First 50 Years of Scientific Achievements, Evaluation of the Multifunction Phased Array Radar Planning Process, and Review of the US Climate Change Science Program’s Synthesis and Assessment Product 3.3, Weather and Climate Extremes in a Changing Climate, among others. In 2004, she received her B.S. from the University of Michigan in Biopsychology. Ms. Weller is currently working toward a master’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy at Johns Hopkins University.

Ms. Shelly Freeland is a Program Assistant for the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (BASC). Since joining BASC in 2008, she has worked on studies and workshops involving climate change, climate, energy and national security, and uncertainty management in remote sensing of climate data. Ms. Freeland is interested in Environmental Science and Engineering, focusing on environmental policies.

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