The 17th Annual Tzvi Gal-Chen Memorial Lecture Speaker
The School of Meteorology is pleased to announce that Dr. Alan Thorpe will deliver the 17th Annual Tzvi Gal-Chen Memorial Lecture on April 17, 2012.
Since July 2011, Dr. Thorpe has been the Director-General of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). From 2005-2011, Dr. Thorpe served as the Chief Executive of the UK's Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). Prior to that Dr. Thorpe had a period as Director of the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research and a long career as an academic at the University of Reading. His research has been on the dynamics and predictability of organised convective storms and extra tropical weather systems and latterly on climate; he has published over 110 papers in atmospheric science. He has played major roles in international programmes such as FASTEX and THORPEX.