models, algorithms, and value-added datasets) have been used worldwide by numerous groups (including NCAR, NCEP, ECMWF). In addition to being an elected member of the American Meteorological Society’s Executive Committee and Council, he was recently named an AMS Fellow. This year, Dr. Zeng was named a Galileo Circle Fellow, the highest recognition awarded by the UA College of Science. Dr. Zeng served on two NRC Committees before. Since 2008, he has also served as a member of the National Academies’ Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (BASC).
Dr. Petra M. Klein is an Associate Professor and Edith Kinney Gaylord Presidential Professor at the University of Oklahoma’s School of Meteorology. She earned both her undergraduate degree in Physics and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany. Dr. Klein’s research broadly focuses on atmospheric boundary layer research and tropospheric pollution problems. Specific areas of study include urban meteorology, focusing on the modification of the atmospheric boundary layer structure in urban areas; air pollution studies, notably the dispersion of traffic emissions and the long-range transport of Ozone and its precursor pollutants; as well as wind-tunnel modeling of atmospheric flows. Dr. Klein has served as a member and chair of the AMS Board on the Urban Environment, and is currently a Board member of the International Association for Urban Climatology. She is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Environmental Fluid Mechanics, and a reviewer for Atmospheric Environment, Atmospheric Research, Boundary Layer Meteorology, Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Environmental Management, and the Journal of Applied Meteorology.
Dr. Stefanie Ebelt Sarnat is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Health at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. She earned both her B.S. and M.S. from the University of British Columbia, and her Doctor of Science from Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Sarnat’s research addresses environmental impacts on human health. With a particular interest in the health effects of air pollution, she is conducting population-based studies in several U.S. cities, including Atlanta, Birmingham, Dallas, and St. Louis, in which she investigates the association between air pollution and health care usage for cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. Her studies have also addressed the impact of automobile-related air pollution on asthmatic children and other susceptible populations, as well as the impacts of climate and meteorological conditions on acute morbidity. Dr. Sarnat is a member of the American Thoracic Society, the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, and the International Society of Exposure Science.