Kelly Redmond, Climatologist with the Desert Research Institute and Co-Principal Investigator for the Southwest Climate Science Center, will be honored for his lifetime of work at the 2014 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in San Francisco on December 15-19, 2014.
Redmond, a longtime RCC and RISA PI, is the only person who has been involved with the American Association of State Climatologists, the Regional Climate Centers, and the Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) programs since their inception.
An expert on human caused climate change and its effects on the western U.S., Redmond’s recent work has focused on projects to support the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) – used to generate the U.S. Drought Monitor and Seasonal Drought Outlook on www.drought.gov – and the Department of Interior Climate Science Center Program. He is also one of the founders and key coordinators of the Consortium for Integrated Climate Research in Western Mountains (CIRMOUNT), a collaborative, interdisciplinary consortium dedicated to understanding climates and ecosystems of western North American mountains.
To learn more about Dr. Redmond's work, visit: www.dri.edu/news/
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