Portrait of Dargan Frierson

Dargan Frierson

Associate Professor

Atmospheric Sciences

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Dargan Frierson is an atmospheric scientist who studies how climate change can alter big, climatic features, like storm tracks, tropical rain bands, or deserts. He uses different types of models to investigate these features’ fundamental dynamics. His investigations are not all theoretical, though: he has also shown that condensation on a soda or beer can is not necessarily the sign of cool refreshment that you might think it is. At the University of Washington, Frierson been recognized multiple times for his teaching excellence, and he has also received a National Science Foundation CAREER Faculty Early Career Development Award, one of NSF’s most prestigious awards for young faculty.