American Meteorological Society
Dr. Richard Anthes, President of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), is the President-Elect of the American Meteorological Society. He will serve as President of the scientific and professional Society in 2007.
Anthes is a highly regarded atmospheric scientist, author, educator and administrator. He began his career as a student trainee for the U.S. Weather Bureau during the summers of 1962-67. He obtained his bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and worked as a research meteorologist at NOAA’s National Hurricane Research Laboratory from 1968-71. From 1971 to 1981 he was a professor of meteorology at The Pennsylvania State University. During this period he spent a year at the Naval Postgraduate School. In 1981 he joined NCAR, where he became its director in 1986. In 1988 he was selected as president of UCAR.
Anthes is a Fellow of the AMS and the AGU and has won the AMS Meisinger and Charney Awards. In 2003 he received China’s prestigious Friendship Award, the highest award China bestows on foreigners; he was the first atmospheric scientist to receive this award.
He has chaired or participated in over 40 national committees and has published more than 100 articles and books in the areas of tropical cyclones, mesoscale meteorology, and remote sensing using the radio occultation technique. He is the father of one of the worlds most widely used mesoscale models, the Penn StateNCAR mesoscale model, now in its fifth generation (MM5).
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