Chris Bretherton
Chris Bretherton

Chris Bretherton, a University of Washington professor jointly appointed in the departments of Atmospheric Sciences and Applied Mathematics, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. He is one of 100 new members elected for their “distinguished and continuing achievements in original research” who were announced April 30 by the academy.

Chris studies how clouds form and change over time and how to better represent these processes in global climate and weather-forecasting models. His research also looks at the role that clouds may play in climate change.

He is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the American Meteorological Society and a recipient of the Jule G. Charney Award, a career research award from the American Meteorological Society. He was a lead author of the chapter on clouds and aerosols for the 2013 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and he is a former director of the UW’s Program on Climate Change.

Congratulations, Chris!

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