Bill Randel to lead ESSL/ACD
The new director of ACD already knows the division very
well. A 22-year NCAR veteran, Bill Randel took over in April.
He replaces acting director Brian Ridley.
A senior scientist, Bill came to NCAR as a postdoctoral fellow
in 1985. His research interests include dynamic variability
and transport in the stratosphere (the layer of the Earth’s
atmosphere between about 6–31 miles/10–50 kilometers),
and the use of satellite observations to study trace constituents
in the atmosphere. Some of his recent work has focused on
the behavior of the tropopause (the boundary region where
the troposphere and stratosphere meet) and mechanisms of
stratosphere-troposphere coupling. He heads ACD’s Satellite
Data Analysis Group and helps lead the UTLS (Upper Troposphere
and Lower Stratosphere) initiative.
Bill looks forward to getting his hands around his new role
in ACD. “I want the division to continue as a leader
both within NCAR and the wider research community,” he
says. In addition to leading the division, he aspires to
stay active in his own research.
Some of ACD’s future research priorities include chemical
weather (forecasting short-term variability of chemical quantities
in the atmosphere), the relationship between climate and
atmospheric chemistry, air quality, and satellite remote
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