Congratulations to Climate Dynamics Alumnus

We recently heard that Whit Anderson (PhD, 2004), one of the first people to get a PhD studying Climate Dynamics at Mason, has been named “Acting Deputy Director of GFDL”.  GFDL, the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory of  NOAA (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration) is a federal center of climate modeling on the campus of Princeton University.  For his dissertation, advised by current  AOES Chair Paul Schopf, Whit studied simulations of “overflows”, which are dense plumes of water tumbling out of shallow straits such as the Strait of Gibraltar between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean.  At GFDL, Whit has worked on atmosphere-ocean climate models to study diverse topics such as hurricane behavior and global warming.  Congratulations to Whit on his promotion.