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B.S. (1969), M.S. (1971), Ph.D. (1977) Florida State
After receiving his Ph.D. from Florida State University, Dr. Carr was a Research Scientist at the State University of New York at Albany from 1975-79. He joined the School of Meteorology faculty in 1979. From 1996 to 2010, Dr. Carr was the Director of the School and held the Mark and Kandi McCasland Endowed Chair in Meteorology. His research interests include synoptic, tropical and mesoscale meteorology, numerical weather prediction and data assimilation, and the use of new observing systems in diagnostic and numerical weather prediction studies. The research of which he is most proud is the work done with his students on the precipitation forecasting techniques used in the operational computer forecast models at the National Center for Environmental Prediction, which produces forecast guidance for the entire nation, techniques which are still in use today. Dr. Carr has held visiting scientist positions at the National Centers for Environmental Prediction, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and NOAA's Forecast Systems Laboratory. He has served as the associate director of the Center for the Analysis and Prediction of Storms at the University of Oklahoma and also as an associate director of Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere, an NSF Engineering Research Center. At OU, he has been active in the Faculty Senate and many departmental and college committees. He is currently on the Mesonet Steering Committee. He was one of President Boren's first Presidential Professors from 1996-2000. He received the President's Distinguished Faculty Mentoring Program Outstanding Mentor Award in 2003 and 2006. Dr. Carr is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society and has served as a member of the AMS Council, chair of the AMS Board on Higher Education, and a member of the AMS Educational Advisory Committee, and he has also served as an editor of the Monthly Weather Review. Dr. Carr was chair of the first COMET Advisory Panel and was named one of the 10 "Founders of COMET." In addition, he has served on the NSF Committee of Visitors to evaluate ATM, the UCAR Nominating Committee (as chair), the North American Observing Systems committee, and NOAA External Review Panels of the Forecast Systems Laboratory and the Mesoscale Development Laboratory, and was co-organizer of USWRP Workshops on Data Assimilation and Mesoscale Observing Systems. He served on the National Research Council committee that authored the report "Observing Weather and Climate from the Ground Up: A Nationwide Network of Networks". He currently serves on the UCAR Board of Trustees and chairs its Personnel Committee. He recently co-chaired a major review of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction.