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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. An overall objective of my research is to improve prediction of extreme precipitation and drought, by modeling the physical processes connecting clouds, climate, and the land surface.

Students interested in pursuing an MS or PhD can contact me for information on funded research opportunities.

Contact Info

3009 Agronomy Hall
716 Farm House Ln


  • 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)