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Ian N Williams

Ian N Williams

  • Assistant Professor, Geological and Atmospheric Sciences
My research area spans atmospheric and terrestrial ecosystem sciences, including land-atmosphere interactions, boundary layer meteorology, and Earth system modeling. I use a combination of Earth system models, cloud-resolving models, and satellite and ground-based measurements and remote-sensing. The objective of my current research is to improve prediction of extreme precipitation and drought, by modeling the physical processes connecting clouds, climate, and the land surface.

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2013 Agronomy Hall
716 Farm House Ln
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  • Ph.D., Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2012
  • M.S., Atmospheric Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2007
  • B.S., Atmospheric Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2005

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Professional experience

  • Research Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2016-2020)
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2012-2016)