UAlbany’s Everette Joseph Named to National Research Council Board

ALBANY, N.Y. (October 7, 2014) — Everette Joseph, director of the University at Albany’s Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC) and a SUNY Empire Innovation Professor, has been named a member of the prestigious National Research Council Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate.

Everette Joseph

Everette Joseph has been named a member of the National Research Council Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate. (Photo by Mark Schmidt)

As the operating arm of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, the National Research Council is one of the nation’s leading sources of high-quality scientific advice for many of society’s most pressing challenges. The Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate brings together leading experts in those fields to advise the National Research Council on the studies and other activities it undertakes.

Joseph, who is currently co-leading the development of a statewide advanced weather and climate science infrastructure, has conducted extensive research on the role of aerosols and certain gases on climate and weather. He played a significant role in the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s Aerosol and Ocean Science Expeditions. He is one of 22 members of the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate. Distinguished Professor Lance Bosart, of UAlbany’s Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, was re-appointed to a second term on the board.

“This appointment is testimony to Everette Joseph’s national recognition in the field of atmospheric science for his academic leadership, research and scholarship, as well as his outstanding service on other national advisory boards at NOAA, DOE, and NASA,” said UAlbany Vice President for Research James Dias.

“I'm both humbled and honored to join Professor Bosart and the other distinguished atmospheric scientists in this important responsibility for the nation. It is one among numerous ways in which my atmospheric science colleagues at UAlbany are advancing the science and contributing to national strategies on climate, air quality and weather -- a reflection of the growing breadth, depth and prominence of the atmospheric science enterprise at UAlbany,” said Joseph.

With its internationally acclaimed Atmospheric Sciences Research Center and Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, UAlbany has the largest concentration of weather and climate researchers in New York and one of the largest in the nation. Their work focuses on a range of critical issues around the globe and is shedding new light on such areas as shrinking glaciers, West African monsoons, hurricanes and forecasting models.

The National Research Council's mission is to improve government decision making and public policy, increase public understanding, and promote the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge in matters involving science, engineering, technology, and health. It performs its studies and workshops through six major divisions: Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Earth and Life Studies, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Policy and Global Affairs, Transportation Research Board, and the Gulf Research Program. The Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate is one of 13 program units in the Earth and Life Studies division.

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