Dennis L. Hartmann is Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle. His PhD degree in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics is from Princeton University. Postdoctoral appointments at McGill University and The National Center for Atmospheric Research preceded joining the faculty at the University of Washington. At Washington Hartmann has served as department chair and interim dean during the formation of the College of the Environment. He also served as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. He is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society, the American Geophysical Union, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He received the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal in 2005. He was the 2011 Haurwitz Memorial Lecturer and the 2013 Rossby Medalist for the American Meteorological Society. He served as a Coordinating Lead Author for the Fifth Assessment of the Science of Climate Change for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Research Interests

Hartmann's research interests include dynamics of the atmosphere, atmosphere-ocean interaction, and climate change. His primary areas of expertise are atmospheric dynamics, radiation, remote sensing, and mathematical and statistical techniques for data analysis.

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Section 16: Geophysics

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Section 63: Environmental Sciences and Ecology