Warren Washington

Warren Washington

Warren M. Washington is an NCAR Distinguished Scholar and senior scientist in the Climate Change Research Section in the Climate and Global Dynamics Division at NCAR. A recent award (one of many) sums up Dr. Washington's achievements: "In recognition of a lifetime of extraordinary contributions to national and international science, on behalf of the U. S. Department of Energy, I wish to express our appreciation. You have advised five presidents, given wise and insightful counsel to colleagues, advice to the Department of Energy and other federal agencies, and mentored directly and as a role model to enumerable young people. Your numerous scientific contributions to climate modeling have provided new knowledge on how the Earth's climate may respond to human and natural system changes. I commend and thank you for your service to science and to humankind."

Curriculum Vitae

Warren Washington Timeline

Timeline Exploration -- 1900 - 1962

First influences on Warren's career

Timeline Exploration -- 1963 - 1969

Arrives at NCAR; pursues climate modeling

Timeline Exploration -- 1970 - 1979

Innovative science in a time of cultural change

Timeline Exploration -- 1980 - 1989

Serves on many scientific boards & societies

Timeline Exploration -- 1990 - 1999

Pushes research on the impacts of climate change

Timeline Exploration -- 2000 - 2009

Mentors the next generation; receives honors; advises leaders

Timeline Exploration -- 2010 - Present

Receives several distinguished awards

A Short Biography of Warren M. Washington: NCAR Climate Scientist

Warren M. Washington is an internationally recognized expert on atmospheric science and climate research.

Early history of global atmospheric and climate modeling at NCAR

Enjoy this excerpt from Warren's autobiography, "Odyssey in Climate Modeling, Global Warming, and Advising Five Presidents"

The Warren M. Washington Collection: Scope and Contents

The archival papers of Warren M. Washington, covering the period 1963-2021, document his scientific, professional, and advisory activities, as well as his significant contributions to diversity issues, particularly the enhancement of opportunities for people of color in science. The Warren M. Washington Papers are housed at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Archives in Boulder, Colorado.