Help Support University of Washington Weather and Climate Modeling, As Well As Undergraduate Research

My group is working on improving weather and climate prediction by pushing the envelope of high-resolution numerical simulations. 

Although we get some grant support, it generally does not support the most innovative work and applied work, including testing new ideas that are unproven or out of the mainstream.  It also does not provide funds for hiring undergraduates to assist in research, something that not only helps them afford college, but can change the direction of their lives.

A major, currently unfunded project is to determine the regional implications of climate change, a topic that is somewhat too applied and local for national granting agencies.  We got a good start on this work with support from Amazon, but that support is over now.  In this project we are running 12 high resolution climate runs from 1970-2100 for the Northwest to determine the local changes accompanying increases in greenhouse gases (see sample below).  Only with such information can our region understand and prepare for climate change.

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You can greatly help my group's efforts by contributing to the Cliff Mass Weather Research Fund, which is a tax-deductible fund at the University of Washington. You can get to that fund by clicking on the link or going to: https://www.washington.edu/giving/make-a-gift/?page=make&code=ATMWEA

High-resolution temperature forecast

Here are some recent examples of contributions in action:

1.  A local foundation gave funds to hire an undergraduate to complete a comprehensive climatology of winds around the proposed coal terminal near Bellingham.
2.  Contributions were used to send one of my students to a research conference.
3.  Funds were used to replace some defection hard disks on our local weather prediction system.