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July 2000

Tim Killeen. (Photos by Carlye Calvin.)

Two long-time NCAR researchers, along with incoming NCAR director Tim Killeen, and another scientist soon to arrive were appointed senior scientists at the June meeting of the UCAR Board of Trustees. Chosen to provide the center with long-term scientific leadership, senior scientists are selected on the basis of individual competence in research and in other activities that enhance NCAR's interaction with scientists elsewhere. The position is analogous to that of full professor at a tenure-granting university. Tim's appointment as NCAR director began on 1 July; for more on his background, see the feature story in the March issue of Staff Notes Monthly.

Annick Pouquet will be joining ASP in a newly created position with the Geophysical Turbulence Program. Annick will be the first paid staff member of GTP, which has encouraged cross-divisional collaboration on turbulence problems since its inception in the mid-1980s. She has been a scientist at the French research agency CNRS since 1974, following an ASP postdoc position at NCAR. She received her doctorate at the University of Nice in 1976. Since 1998 she has directed the Cassini Laboratory at the Observatory of the Cote d'Azur in Nice. Annick's research interests include magnetohydrodynamics and fluid dynamics as applied to astrophysics, heating of the solar corona, and turbulence in the interstellar medium. Annick is a member of the French Physical Society and has authored or coauthored more than 175 papers.

Bill Randel.

Bill Randel joined ACD in 1988 and has headed the division's Data Analysis and Assimilation Group since 1994. Among his specialties are the analysis and interpretation of satellite observations, the transport of atmospheric constituents, and the analysis of global ozone variability. For the past six years, Bill has chaired the Committee on Stratosphere Climatology within the World Climate Research Program. Bill is currently an associate editor of the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences and chair of the Atmospheric Dynamics Committee of the American Geophysical Union. He was a contributing author for Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion, conducted from 1994 to 1998 by the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Meteorological Organization. Bill received his doctoral degree from Iowa State University in 1984.

Phil Rasch.

Phil Rasch (CGD) began work at NCAR as an ASP graduate research assistant while completing his 1984 doctorate from Florida State University. Phil's research is focused on general circulation modeling and chemistry/climate interactions. His interests include the role of clouds in controlling climate and trace species distributions, as well as the use of numerical methods to solve differential equations in climate models. Since 1994 Phil has chaired the Chemistry Modeling Group for the NSF Center for Clouds, Chemistry, and Climate, based at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Phil received the 1993 Editor's Award from the American Meteorological Society for his service with Monthly Weather Review. Phil has lectured at the University of Stockholm, Sweden, and was a visiting scientist there and at the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts in 1990—91.

The Board of Trustees also approved the promotion of eight NCAR researchers to the Scientist III level. In divisional order, they are Dave Edwards, Dave Hanson, Peter Hess, and Beth Holland (ACD); Clara Deser and Ramalingam Saravanan (CGD); Roger Pielke, Jr. (ESIG); and Wojciech Grabowski (MMM).


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