Emeritus Faculty

Thomas Ackerman

Professor Emeritus, Atmospheric Sciences

Ph.D., Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington

Research Areas

Climate engineering – science and ethics, marine cloud brightening as a means of climate engineering, ocean-atmosphere coupling and the effects of cloud feedbacks, use of satellite and ground-based data to evaluate climate model cloud properties, and understanding the maintenance and formation of thin tropical tropopause cirrus

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Marcia Baker

Professor Emeritus

Joint Professor in Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences

Ph.D., University of Washington

Research Areas

Cloud microphysics; electrification.

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Robert A. Brown

Research Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., University of Washington

Research Areas

Geophysical fluid dynamics; planetary boundary layers; air-sea interaction; turbulence; satellite remote sensing.

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Joost A. Businger

Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., State University, Utrecth, Netherlands

Research Areas

Air-sea interaction; boundary layer meteorology; atmospheric turbulence.

Robert J. Charlson

Professor Emeritus

Professor Emeitus, Chemistry, University of Washington

Ph.D., University of Washington

Research Areas

Atmospheric chemistry; aerosol physics; aerosol/cloud/climate interaction; aerosol and cloud instrumentation.

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David S. Covert

Research Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., University of Washington

Research Areas

Atmospheric chemistry; aerosol physics, chemistry and optics; aerosol instrumentation; climate effects and global distributions of aerosols.

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Thomas C. Grenfell

Research Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., University of Washington

Research Areas

Atmospheric radiation; radiative transfer; microwave remote sensing; sea ice and snow optics; microwave theory.

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Halstead Harrison

Associate Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Stanford University

Research Areas

Atmospheric chemistry; dispersion modeling; radiative transfer.

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Dean A. Hegg

Research Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., University of Washington

Research Areas

Atmospheric chemistry; cloud physics.

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Robert Houze

Professor Emeritus

Laboratory Fellow of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Areas

Mesoscale meteorology, cloud physics and dynamics; radar meteorology; tropical and mountain meteorology

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Gary A. Maykut

Research Professor Emeritus

Research Professor, Geophysics

Ph.D., University of Washington

Research Areas

Polar air-sea-ice interaction; radiative transfer in ice and snow.

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Edward S. Sarachik

Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Brandeis University

Research Areas

Atmospheric dynamics; large-scale atmosphere-ocean interactions; greenhouse warming; equatorial dynamics; El Niño/Southern Oscillation; climate change.

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James E. Tillman

Research Professor Emeritus

M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Areas

Mars meteorology: global oscillations, great dust storms and planetary boundary layer of Earth and Mars; humidity, temperature and wind instrumentation; K-12 and public outreach programs.

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John M. Wallace

Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Areas

Atmospheric general circulation; climate variability.

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Stephen G. Warren

Professor Emeritus

Professor, Geophysics

Ph.D., Harvard University

Research Areas

Atmospheric radiation; radiative properties of clouds, snow, and sea ice; Antarctic climate.

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