Professor Dale Durran, past chair and current professor for the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, has recently published an article through the Washington Post, titled “Don’t ask officials what they think of global warming — ask if they want a warning”. The article mainly focuses on the issue of warning the public about events exacerbated by climate change, as our continued use of fossil fuels will only further drastic weather events.
Writing about the topic, Durran explains “As a professor of atmospheric sciences, I have researched weather and weather forecasting for 40 years. Forecasters issue warnings for hazardous weather because people answer yes to questions such as: “If you live in Key West and a hurricane might hit, would you want a warning?””
Professor Durran is a fellow of the American Meteorological Society, and continues teaching classes at the University of Washington on topics such as Hurricanes and Thunderstorms, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, and Mesoscale Storm Structures. His research focuses on “atmospheric predictability, mountain meteorology, atmospheric waves, machine learning and numerical methods for the computer simulation of these phenomena”.
Read more at The Washington Post!