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Biographical Sketches of Committee Members and Staff

Walter F. Dabberdt (Chair), Walter F. Dabberdt received a B.S. degree (marine transportation and meteorology) from the State University of New York Maritime College and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees (meteorology) from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He went on to conduct meteorological and air quality research for 15 years at Stanford Research Institute as a senior research meteorologist, followed by 15 years at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) as scientist, facility manager, and associate director. For the past 10 years, he has been director of strategic research and chief science officer for the Vaisala Group. Dabberdt was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Research Council (NRC) and later a research fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany. His professional interests and experience include terrestrial observing systems; boundary-layer and mesoscale meteorology, air quality, and urban-scale meteorology and dispersion. He has served on numerous national and international panels and committees, and currently serves as a member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (BASC); board chair of the Environmental Prediction in Canadian Cities (EPiCC) research program; chair of the Industrial Advisory Board of the multiuniversity Collaborative and Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere Engineering Research Center; chair of the NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory’s External Advisory Committee; member of the International Science Steering Committee for the World Meteorological Organization GAW Urban Research Meteorology and Environment Shanghai Air Quality Forecasting Program; and co-chair of the National Oceanic and Armospheric Administration (NOAA) Science Advisory Board Environmental Information Services Working Group. Dabberdt is a fellow and past president (2008) of the American Meteorological Society and is a fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society. He was also recognized as a lifetime national associate of NRC.



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G Biographical Sketches of Committee Members and Staff Walter F. Dabberdt (Chair), Walter F. Dabberdt receved a B.s. degree (marne transportaton and meteorology) from the state Unversty of new York Martme college and M.s. and Ph.D. degrees (meteorology) from the Unversty of Wsconsn–Madson. He went on to conduct meteorologcal and ar qualty research for 15 years at stanford Research Insttute as a se- nor research meteorologst, followed by 15 years at the natonal center for Atmospherc Research (ncAR) as scentst, faclty manager, and assocate drector. For the past 10 years, he has been drector of strategc research and chef scence officer for the Vasala Group. Dabberdt was awarded a postdoctoral fellowshp from the natonal Research councl (nRc) and later a research fellowshp from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundaton n Germany. Hs professonal nterests and experence nclude terrestral observng systems; boundary-layer and mesoscale meteorology, ar qualty, and urban-scale meteorology and dsperson. He has served on numerous natonal and nternatonal panels and commttees, and currently serves as a member of the natonal Academy of scences’ Board on Atmospherc scences and clmate (BAsc); board char of the envronmental Predcton n canadan ctes (ePcc) research program; char of the Industral Adv- sory Board of the multunversty collaboratve and Adaptve sensng of the Atmosphere engneerng Research center; char of the ncAR earth observ- ng Laboratory’s external Advsory commttee; member of the Internatonal scence steerng commttee for the World Meteorologcal organzaton GAW Urban Research Meteorology and envronment shangha Ar Qualty Forecastng Program; and co-char of the natonal oceanc and Armospherc Admnstraton (noAA) scence Advsory Board envronmental Informaton servces Workng Group. Dabberdt s a fellow and past presdent (2008) of the Amercan Meteorologcal socety and s a fellow of the Royal Meteo- rologcal socety. He was also recognzed as a lfetme natonal assocate of nRc. 175

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176 176 WHen WeAtHeR MAtteRs Richard (Rit) E. Carbone s a senor scentst and scence advsor for the earth observng Laboratory at the natonal center for Atmospherc Research n Boulder, colorado. He has authored more than 100 scholarly works. A poneer n Doppler radar, he has publshed on physcal processes n clouds and storms, topographcally nfluenced crculatons, predctablty of warm- season ranfall, convecton on tropcal slands, and severe storms. Mr. car- bone led the U.s. Weather Research Program untl 1999. He founded and chared the World Meteorologcal organzaton’s World Weather Research Programme (Geneva) from 1996 to 2001 and served as vce presdent for the Internatonal Assocaton for Meteorology and Atmospherc scences of the Internatonal Unon of Geodesy & Geophyscs. He earned an s.M. (atmospherc physcs, 1969) at the Unversty of chcago and was elected a fellow of the Amercan Meteorologcal socety n 1994. Among other honors, n 2001, Mr. carbone receved the cleveland Abbe Award for Ds- tngushed servce to Atmospherc scence by an Indvdual. He was cted for “buldng consensus n the weather research communty on problems of major natonal and nternatonal mportance, and for fosterng the conduct of collaboratve and coordnated weather research.” He s also the recpent of the ncAR Publcaton Prze n 2002 “Inferences of predctablty assocated wth warm season precptaton epsodes.” Shuyi S. Chen s a professor of meteorology and physcal oceanography at the Rosenstel school of Marne and Atmospherc scence (RsMAs) of the Unversty of Mam. Professor chen s a wdely publshed author whose research nterests nclude mesoscale and tropcal meteorology, ar–sea n- teractons, hgh-resoluton coupled atmosphere–wave–ocean modelng of tropcal cyclones, and numercal weather predcton. she served as an edtor for Weather and Forecasting journal of the Amercan Meteorologcal socety. Professor chen leads a research group at RsMAs/UM that has developed a hgh-resoluton, fully coupled atmosphere–wave–ocean, vortex-followng, nested-grds model for hurrcane research and predcton. these efforts contrbute drectly to the development of the next-generaton hurrcane forecastng models. Professor chen s a lead scentst for the coupled Bound- ary Layer Ar-sea transfer (cBLAst)-Hurrcane modelng team sponsored by the office of naval Research. she s also a lead prncpal nvestgator for the natonal scence Foundaton–funded Hurrcane Ranbands and Inten- sty change experment (RAIneX) that used three Doppler radar arcraft to collect unprecedented n stu data n hurrcanes Katrna, Rta, and ophela durng the 2005 hurrcane season. currently she s a lead scentst for one of the largest nternatonal programs to study the tropcal cyclones n the

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APPenDIX G 177 West Pacfic. Her research has receved broad natonal and nternatonal recognton. she was nvted by the natonal Academy of engneerng to be a keynote speaker at the Indo-U.s. Fronters symposum n 2006 and recently was a keynote speaker at the Frst U.s.-chna symposum on Meteorology n 2008. In 2006, Professor chen was awarded the nAsA Group Achevement Award. Professor chen served on a panel of experts for the congressonal Brefing on the natonal Hurrcane Intatve at the U.s. House and senate n July 2007. she testfied as a wtness at the Jont Hearng on the state of Hur- rcane Research and the natonal Hurrcane Research Intatve Act of 2007, before the subcommttee on energy and envronment and the subcommttee on Research and scence educaton, commttee on scence and technology of Unted states House of Representatves on June 26, 2008. Dr. chen re- ceved her Ph.D. n meteorology from Pennsylvana state Unversty n 1990. Gregory S. Forbes s a severe weather expert for the Weather channel, Inc. Dr. Forbes deals wth dangerous thunderstorm weather hazards such as tornadoes, damagng wnds, hal, floods, and lghtnng. He receved hs Ph.D. at the Unversty of chcago, where he studed tornadoes and severe thunderstorms under Prof. t. theodore Fujta—world famous for hs nven- ton of the F-scale used to rate tornadoes and for hs dscovery of ntense thunderstorm downdrafts called mcrobursts. Dr. Forbes served as field man- ager for Project nIMRoD, the first measurement program to study damagng thunderstorm wnds from downbursts and mcrobursts. He then joned the faculty n the Department of Meteorology at Pennsylvana state Unversty n 1978, where as assstant and then assocate professor he taught courses n weather analyss and forecastng, natural dsasters, and other topcs untl jonng the Weather channel, Inc., n June 1999. Dr. Forbes has had a va- rety of experences outsde the classroom, ncludng surveyng the damage paths left by about 300 tornadoes and wndstorms, among them Hurrcane Andrew and typhoon Paka. He has done collaboratve research and con- sultng wth the natonal Weather servce n the Unted states and wth the natonal weather servces n south Afrca, span, and the netherlands. He spent three summers performng studes to mprove lghtnng forecastng at the Kennedy space center. He has wrtten numerous papers on tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, and other meteorologcal topcs and has co-authored and co-edted two books: Natural and Technological Disasters and Images in Weather Forecasting, the latter of whch deals wth the use of satellte and radar magery n weather forecastng. He s a fellow of the Amercan Meteorologcal socety, a member of the Board on Atmospherc scences and clmate of the natonal Academy of scences, on the Internatonal

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178 178 WHen WeAtHeR MAtteRs edtoral Board of the International Journal of Meteorology; on the Board of Drectors of struckByLghtnng.org. Efi Foufoula-Georgiou s a Unversty of Mnnesota McKnght Dstngushed Professor n the Department of cvl engneerng and the Joseph t. and Rose s. Lng char n envronmental engneerng. she s drector of a natonal sc- ence Foundaton (nsF) scence and technology center—natonal center for earth-surface Dynamcs—and has served as drector of st. Anthony Falls Laboratory at the Unversty of Mnnesota. she receved a dploma n cvl engneerng from the natonal techncal Unversty of Athens, Greece, and an M.s. and Ph.D. (1985) n envronmental engneerng from the Unver- sty of Florda. Her area of research s hydrology and geomorphology, wth specal nterest n scalng theores, multscale dynamcs, and space-tme modelng of precptaton and landforms. she has served as assocate edtor of Water Resources Research, the Journal of Geophysical Research, Advances in Water Resources, Hydrologic and Earth System Sciences, and as edtor of the Journal of Hydrometeorology. she has also served on many natonal and nternatonal advsory boards ncludng the Water scence and technol- ogy Board, nsF, natonal Aeronautcs and space Admnstraton (nAsA), and european Unon advsory panels, and n several nRc studes. she has also served as the char of the Board of Drectors for cUAHsI (consortum of Unverstes for the Advancement of Hydrologc scences), a member of the Board of trustees of UcAR (Unversty corporaton for Atmospherc Research), and a member of the Advsory councl of the Geo drectorate of nsF. Professor Foufoula has been the recpent of the John Dalton Medal of the european Geophyscal socety and the Amercan Geophyscal Unon (AGU) Hydrologc scences Award. she s a fellow of the AGU and the Amercan Meteorologcal socety, and a member of the european Academy of scences. Rebecca E. Morss s a scentst III at the natonal center for Atmospherc Research (ncAR) n Boulder, colorado, wth appontments n the Mesoscale and Mcroscale Meteorology Dvson and the Integrated scence Program. she studes meteorologcal, socoeconomc, and publc polcy aspects of weather forecasts, floods, hurrcanes, and related topcs. Her recent research ncludes studes of the use of weather and clmate nformaton n decson makng, meteorologcal and oceanographc observng network desgn, scale nteractons n atmospherc predctablty, and communcaton of uncertanty n weather forecasts. through dscplnary and nterdscplnary work, she ams to ntegrate atmospherc scence, socoeconomc, and polcy perspec-

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APPenDIX G 179 tves to provde nformaton for the benefit of socety. Dr. Morss led the ntal development of the socoeconomc component of the nternatonal tHoRPeX program under the auspces of the World Meteorologcal orga- nzaton. she s also a foundng member of ncAR’s collaboratve Program on the socetal Impacts and economc Benefits of Weather Informaton and the Weather and socety*Integrated studes program. Among other actvtes, she currently serves on the noAA scence Advsory Board envronmental Informaton servces Workng Group, and n 2008 she was elected to the councl of the Amercan Meteorologcal socety. she receved a B.A. from the Unversty of chcago and a Ph.D. n atmospherc scence from the Mas- sachusetts Insttute of technology. John T. Snow s Regents’ Professor of Meteorology, dean of the college of Atmospherc and Geographc scences, and admnstrator of the natonal Weather center. Dr. snow’s current professonal nterest s n earth system scence, the ntegraton of the best avalable knowledge from the earth and lfe scences to provde a holstc pcture of how the world works. Hs pr- mary research area for many years has been n the dynamcs of columnar vortces, rangng n scale from small dust devls to tornadoes. Dr. snow’s sec- ond area of research s n meteorologcal and envronmental measurements. He has publshed wdely n these and related areas, and made numerous presentatons at professonal and scentfic meetngs. Dr. snow s a fellow of both the Amercan Meteorologcal socety and the Royal Meteorologcal socety of the Unted Kngdom. He s a certfied consultng meteorologst. He recently finshed servng on the noAA scence Advsory Board. Xubin Zeng s a professor of atmospherc scence (snce 2004) and drector of the clmate Dynamcs and Hydrometeorology center (snce 2008) at the Unversty of Arzona n tucson. Zeng’s research n the past 20 years, through over 100 peer-revewed publcatons, has covered atmospherc turbulence (theory, parameterzaton, ts nteracton wth clouds and rada- ton, and large-eddy smulatons), mesoscale modelng of atmospherc flow over complex terran, chaos theory and ts applcatons to the atmosphere, global land–atmosphere nteractons, ocean–atmosphere nteractons, sea ce–atmosphere nteractons, monsoon dynamcs, remote sensng, and most recently, nonlnear dynamcs of vegetaton. In the past 10 years, he has focused on the land–atmosphere–ocean–sea-ce nterface processes of the earth’s clmate system by ntegratng global modelng wth remote sensng and n stu data. He has acted as a brdge lnkng the remote sensng and field experment communty to the weather and clmate modelng com-

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180 180 WHen WeAtHeR MAtteRs munty. He has gven over 70 nvted talks at conferences and nsttutons. Hs research products (ncludng models, algorthms, and value-added da- tasets) have been used worldwde by numerous groups (ncludng ncAR, the natonal centers for envronmental Predcton, the european centre for Medum-Range Weather Forecasts). He recently served on the nAsA earth scence senor Revew Panel and the nRc commttee on the noAA Data Archve and Access. currently he serves on the councl (governng body) of the Amercan Meteorologcal socety, the natonal Academes Board on Atmospherc scences and clmate (BAsc), and Internatonal cLIVAR Asan-Australan Monsoon Panel. He s also the edtor of Advances in Atmo- spheric Sciences and co-chars the scentfic steerng commttee, state Key Laboratory of Atmospherc Boundary Layer Physcs and chemstry, chnese Academy of scences. Zeng earned hs Ph.D. n atmospherc scences from colorado state Unversty n 1992. NRC Staff Curtis H. Marshall s currently the natonal Mesonet Program manager at the natonal Weather servce. Pror to hs poston at the nWs, curts was a senor program officer wth BAsc. He receved B.s. (1995) and M.s. (1998) degrees n meteorology from the Unversty of oklahoma, and a Ph.D. (2004) n atmospherc scence from colorado state Unversty. Hs doctoral research, whch examned the mpact of anthropogenc land-use change on the mesoscale clmate of the Florda pennsula, was featured n Nature and The New York Times. Pror to jonng the staff of BAsc n 2006, he was employed as a research scentst at noAA. As a BAsc program officer, he drected peer revews for the U.s. clmate change scence Program and staffed studes on mesoscale meteorologcal observng systems, weather radar, the nPoess spacecraft, and the mpacts of clmate change on hu- man health. Toby Warden s an assocate program officer wth the natonal Academes and serves wthn BAsc. she receved a Ph.D. n socal ecology, wth an emphass on envronmental analyss and desgn, from the Unversty of cal- forna, Irvne. Her doctoral research focused on the U.s. Mayors’ clmate Protecton Agreement. Maggie Walser s a program officer wth BAsc. Pror to jonng the nRc, she was the AGU/AAAs congressonal scence and engneerng Fellow, workng wth the majorty staff of the senate commttee on energy and

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APPenDIX G 181 natural Resources. Magge receved B.s. degrees n chemstry and chemcal engneerng from the Unversty of calforna, Irvne. she also completed her Ph.D. n chemstry at the Unversty of calforna, Irvne. Her research fo- cused on the composton and photochemstry of secondary organc aerosol, as well as measurement of bogenc emssons of atmosphercally relevant trace gases. Lauren Brown s a research assocate and former Mrzayan scence and tech- nology Polcy Fellow wth the Polar Research Board and BAsc. she s com- pletng her M.s. degree n marne studes wth a concentraton n physcal ocean scence and engneerng at the Unversty of Delaware. Her research nvolves the analyss of tdal currents, velocty structure, and ocean physcs off the coast of northwestern Greenland to determne ther nfluence on the larger regonal dynamcs. she holds a B.A. from the Unversty of Delaware n physcs and astronomy. she s especally nterested n hgh-lattude polcy ssues and the role of the polar regons n global clmate change. JaNeise Sturdivant s a program assstant for BAsc. snce jonng BAsc n 2009, she has worked on studes and workshops nvolvng greenhouse gas emssons, clmate choces, and weather studes. Ms. sturdvant s nterested n communcatons.

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