Thomas P. Ackerman

Director, Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean
Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences

Tom AckermanE-mail:
Phone: 206-221-2767
Atmos Sci Office: 720 Atmospheric Science - Geophysics Building
JISAO Office: 144 Wallace Hall
Fax: 206-685-9178

Current Research

  • Evaluation of cloud properties in the Multi-scale Modeling Framework
  • Analysis of CloudSat mm-wavelength radar data
  • Statistical linkage of cloud distributions with synoptic data using a neural net classifier
  • Understanding the maintenance and formation of thin tropical tropopause cirrus

Events and Presentations

Some recent public presentations:

  • On July 20, 2008, I presented on talk on global warming and Christian responses (PDF version) at the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Rosa. Comments on this talk are welcome.
  • In February 2009, I presented on talk on global warming and Christian responses in a Seminar series on Faith and Reason at the University of Michigan. This talk supercedes the Santa Rosa talk to a large degree.Comments on this talk are welcome.
  • On December 5, I presented a talk at a Conference on Cement Production (PDF version) in Seattle.
  • The talk for Sandia National Lab is here.

If you have questions about these presentations, please contact me.


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