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Professional of the Year for 2007 in Meteorology Research: Richard T. Wetherald, Meteorologist

Richard T. Wetherald, Meteorologist PhotoRichard T. Wetherald, Meteorologist
IndustryGovernment laboratory
TitleResearch Meteorologist
ExpertiseGreenhouse and global warming
Current OrganizationGeophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab
Type of OrganizationGovernment research lab
Major ProductClimate research, scientific research
Area of DistributionInternational
University/DegreeB.S., 1962; M.S., 1963, Civil Engineering (Meteorology), University of Michigan
BornMarch 28, 1936, Plainfield, New Jersey
Published Works50 articles, 1 book chapter including- Carroll A.B., Wetherald R.T., 1967, Application of parallel processing to numerical weather prediction, Journal of the Association for Computing Machinery, 14(3), 591-614; Manabe S., Wetherald R.T., 1967, Thermal equilibrium of the atmosphere with a given distribution of relative humidity, Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 24(3), 241-259; Manabe S., Wetherald R.T., 1975, The effects of doubling CO2 concentration on the climate of a general circulation model, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 32(1), 3-15; Wetherald R.T., 2002, Greenhouse warming research, Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology, 3rd Edition, 7, Academic Press, 107-128; other papers listed at
AffiliationsA.M.S.; Program Director, Y.M.C.A. (program Indian Guides and Princesses for 4 years); Past Scoutmaster; Former Member, American Meteorological Society; Member, Princeton Chapter, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society and participated in educational outreach (SCIAD) program
Hobbies & SportsAstronomy, singing
Career AccomplishmentsOutreach activities include professional presentations to public school classes k-12, various civic and professional groups such as Rotary International, American Chemical Society, International Radiation Symposium, Princeton Chamber of Commerce, American Meteorological Society, PULSE and QUEST
Work HistoryAssociate Engineer, Westinghouse Electric Co., Baltimore, MD, 1963-64; Senior Research Associate, primary field-Greenhouse Warming Research, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory/NOAA, Washington, DC, Princeton, NJ, 2008
ChildrenBarbara, Kenneth, Cindy; 3 grandchildren
SpouseLucille Edith Wiggin
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