Ants Leetmaa has been named the new director of Leetmaa received a B.S. the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's degree in physics from the (NOAA) Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory University of Chicago in (GFDL) in Princeton, New Jersey. 1965 and a Ph.D. in ocean- ography from the Massa- Leetmaa, who has been the director of the National chusett s Institute of Weather Service's (NWS) Climate Prediction Center Technolog y (MIT) in (CPC) and the lead climate forecaster in the United 1969. He conducted States for more than three years, assumed his new du- postdoctora l studies at ties in February. MIT (1969-72), seagoing "Dr. Leetmaa's understanding of the workings of oceanographi c work at the climate system and pioneering and innovative ef- NOAA's Atlantic Oceano- fort s in climate forecasting will enhance the graphic and Meteorological laboratory's standing as a world-class climate model- ing facility," said D. James Baker, NOAA Laboratory in Miami, Florida (1972-86), and held other undersecretary. positions ranging from oceanographer to chief of the Under Leetmaa's leadership the CPC increased its Coupled Model Project to senior scientist at the National seasonal forecasting successes. The most notable of Centers for Environmental Prediction (1986 and 1997). these was
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Mar 1, 2001
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