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Webinar: Overview of the U.S. Climate Reference Network in Alaska

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Thursday, 02 September 2021, 3:30

Thursday, September 2, 2021. 3:30 PM. Webinar: Overview of the U.S. Climate Reference Network in Alaska. Howard Diamond, NOAA. Sponsored by NOAA. Register here.

An Overview of the U.S. Climate Reference Network in Alaska.

Howard J. Diamond, PhD is a senior climate scientist with NOAA's Air Resources Laboratory (ARL) in College Park, MD, and has worked in various scientific and program management capacities at NOAA since November 1981. Currently (since August 2020) he serves as the Director of the Atmospheric Sciences and Modeling Division for ARL, and also serves as the Director of ARL's Atmospheric Sciences and Modeling Division and ARL's Climate Science Program Manager where he both manages the U.S. Climate Reference Network, and assists the acting Director of ARL in the overall management of the Lab.Dr. Diamond holds a Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from Florida State University (1981); a Master's Degree in Management from the University of Maryland (1994); and received his PhD in Geography and Environmental Science from Auckland University in New Zealand in 2014. His personal research area of interest involves global climate research that includes tropical cyclones, Arctic and Antarctic sea ice trends, and overall global climatic trends involving relationships to global and regional teleconnections such as the El Nio Southern Oscillation, Southern Annular Mode, Pacific Decadal Oscillation, and the Madden-Julian Oscillation. His scientific program management experience coupled with his climatic research experience gives him a unique combination of skills. He has very good writing and communication skills, and an excellent ability to convey scientific concepts to other scientists and the public, as well as to listen to these same people and learn from them. He has also served as the Lead Editor for the chapter on the Tropics for the annual State of the Climate Report led by NCEI, since 2006, and is now just finished working on his 15th such report for the 2020 edition that was published in August 2021.

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