John A Dutton, FAMS, PhD

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John Dutton, an AMS Member, and a Fellow of the AMS, is President of Prescient Weather, Ltd, a firm focused on management of weather and climate risk. He is also the chief executive of the World Climate Service, a joint venture between Prescient Weather and MeteoGroup in Europe.

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Dr. Dutton is Professor of Meteorology Emeritus and Dean Emeritus at the Pennsylvania State University's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. He has BS, MS and PhD degrees from the University of Wisconsin—Madison and served for three years as an officer in the Air Weather Service of the United States Air Force. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is the author of a variety of articles on the dynamics of atmospheric motion as well as two text books: Dynamics of Atmospheric Motion (Dover, originally The Ceaseless Wind) and Atmospheric Turbulence (with Hans Panofsky). Dr. Dutton has been active in the American Meteorological Society, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, and in National Academy of Sciences studies related to atmospheric science, space science, and aviation. He chaired the National Research Council Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate while it produced the report, The Atmospheric Sciences Entering the Twenty-First Century, and most recently chaired an academy committee that produced a report, For Greener Skies—Reducing the Environmental Impacts of Aviation. He recently was a member of an NRC committee on scientific requirements and strategies for high-end computing and information management. He is presently a member of the Climate Working Group of the Science Advisory Board of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and was an active participant in the 2009 Community Review of NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Prediction. An article "Opportunities and Priorities in a New Era for Weather and Climate Services" in the September 2002 issue of the Bulletin of AMS surveys some of interactions between atmospheric science in the public and private sector and in federal policy. Dr. Dutton recently completed 12 years as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Mount Nittany Medical Center, including two years as Vice-Chair. He is a licensed commercial pilot with multi-engine and instrument ratings. Dr. Dutton and his wife Elizabeth reside in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania.

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