Bill Gutowski, professor of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, earned his B.S. in astronomy and physics from Yale University and a Ph.D. in meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been a professor at ISU since 1991. He is currently a member of the American Meteorological Society, American Geophysical Union, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Sigma Xi.
His research involves atmospheric dynamics and climate modeling, with a focus on the coupled land-atmosphere hydrologic cycle and feedbacks between atmospheric dynamics, surface processes and moisture condensation. His research on climate change has earned Gutowski global recognition. He is a member of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.
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