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Bio Sketch: Tom Knutson
I have been a Research Meteorologist at the Geophysical
Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) in Princeton, New Jersey since 1990.
GFDL, which is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration, is one of the world's leading climate modeling centers.
I have authored several studies in on the potential impact of climate change on
hurricanes. In recent years, I have led a project at GFDL aimed at simulating
past and future Atlantic hurricane activity using regional high-resolution models.

Currently, I am serving as Co-Chair of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Expert Team on Climate Impacts on Tropical Cyclones. As a member of the previous
team, I helped to develop and write the December 2006 WMO "Statement on Tropical
Cyclones and Climate Change". Recently, I was a lead author on the
U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) assessment report on
"Weather and Climate Extremes in a Changing Climate", and I also serve as an
Associate Editor of the Journal of Climate.

Workshop Goals:

I will be presenting a one-hour lecture on the topic of Atlantic hurricanes and climate
change. For a preview of my thoughts on this topic, see this web page:


Other useful links:

Home Page: http://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/~tk


Simulated Hurricane Animations:

My Contact info:
NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
201 Forrestal Road
Princeton, NJ 08542 USA

E-Mail: Tom.Knutson@noaa.gov
Phone: (609) 452-6509