Michael W. Douglas

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA

Michael Douglas was born in Montreal, Canada in 1954 but all but 4 years of his youth was spent in the San Diego area of Southern California. He studied Physics, then Geophysics in the University of California system, graduating with an AB in Geophysics from UC Berkeley in 1975. He decided to change focus towards meteorology and obtained an MS in Atmospheric Science from the University of Miami (Florida) in 1977 and a PhD in Meteorology from Florida State University in 1987. His entire graduate work was in aspects of tropical meteorology, first the ITCZ structure and then monsoon depressions of the south Asian monsoon. He worked about 5 years at CIRES (Boulder, Colorado) on polar lows and wintertime extratropical cyclone research using aircraft data. For the past 20 years he has worked with the National Severe Storms Laboratory in Norman, Oklahoma on topics mostly related to warm season precipitation over the Americas and parts of Africa.

Biography Updated on 6 July 2011

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