UW College of the Environment
Qiang Fu

The National Academy of Sciences announced this week that a University of Washington atmospheric scientist and biologist have been elected as new members, in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

In total, there are 120 members in the U.S. and 24 international members added to the academy this year. They bring the total number of active U.S. members to 2,617 and the total number of international members to 537. Membership in the Academy is among the highest honors a scientist can achieve.

Qiang Fu, who holds the Calvin endowed professorship in atmospheric sciences at the UW, uses satellite observations, ground-based instruments, computer models and theory to explore how clouds affect the climate system, and how changes in different layers of the atmosphere are related to climate change.

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