Busy summer for AOES Professor & COLA scientist Paul Dirmeyer. In addition to his recent appointment to the GEWEX Scientific Steering Group, he has also been elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). AGU is “dedicated to the furtherance of the Earth and space sciences” and has 62,000 members. Only one in a thousand members is elected to AGU Fellowships each year. Dr. Dirmeyer joins fellow AGU Fellow Jagadish Shukla as an AOES faculty member elected to the program, which “recognizes AGU members who have made exceptional contributions to Earth and space sciences” as based on their scientific breakthroughs, innovation, and/or scientific impact.
Dr. Dirmeyer teaches CLIM 714 Land-Atmosphere Interaction. He studies the impact of land surface variability on the predictability of climate, interactions between terrestrial and atmospheric branches of the hydrologic cycle, and the impacts of land use change on climate.