Timeline Exploration -- 1963 - 1969

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Biographical Highlights

  • 1963 [On an opportunity from attending a meteorology conference], From Warren's book, Odyssey in Climate Modeling, Global Warming, and Advising Five Presidents.
    "During the summer of 1963, while I was still a graduate student, I attended a meteorology conference in Stanstead, Canada. This important event gave me the opportunity to meet many leaders in meteorology, who later influenced my career."
  • 1963 Accepts job offer from NCAR as a research scientist.
  • 1964 Begins work with fellow scientist, Akira Kasahara, to create a general circulation model. Other models were underway at Leith, UCLA, and GFDL.
  • 1964 Tellus article.
  • 1964 Weather predictability limits project (NCAR/UCLA).
  • 1964 Received Ph.D (Meteorology), Pennsylvania State University.
  • 1964 [On becoming the 2nd African-American to receive a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences], From Warren's book, Odyssey in Climate Modeling, Global Warming, and Advising Five Presidents.
    "At that point, I became the 2nd African-American to receive a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences. The first was Charles E. Anderson, who graduated from MIT in 1960... In later years, Charlie was a wonderful mentor to me."
  • 1966 Articles by Warren and Kasahara on NCAR global General Circulation Model (GCM).

Documents

  • 1963 Job offer letter from NCAR's Associate Director, Philip Thompson, to Warren. (read)
  • 1963 Follow up letter from A. Wiin-Nielson upon Warren accepting position at NCAR. (read)
  • 1964 NCAR General Circulation Model Notebook. (read)
  • 1966 Correspondence concerning approval for Warren Washington to to do a one month unclassified study of Chinese literature in Numerical Weather Prediction for the CIA. (read)
  • 1966 Excerpt from a report Warren Washington completed for the CIA concerning the status of numerical weather prediction in Communist China. (read)
  • 1966 Warren's notes for a status report concerning numerical weather prediction in Communist China. (read)

Photographs, Figures, Posters

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1966Warren as a young scientist (exact date of photo uncertain).
1966Warren lecturing a class (exact date of photo uncertain).
1969Output from one of Warren's early climate models, 1969.
1969The output of climate model studies was put onto microfilm in the early days of climate modeling. Here Warren is looking at simulation results.
Warren Washington stands in front of rows of magnetic data tapes. He is looking down and to the right.1969Warren standing in a computer tape archive (exact photo date uncertain).
Warren Washington wearing a suit and tie and glasses.1969Portrait of Warren in 1969.

 

Animations, Movies, Audio

Media InfoAvailabilityMedia Type
1968Early General Circulation Model animation, 2-level version.Viewcomputer_animation
1969Warren and Akira Kasahara's NCAR Global General Circulation Model of the Atmosphere: Sea Level Pressure.Viewcomputer_animation
1969Warren and Akira Kasahara's NCAR Global General Circulation Model of the Atmosphere: Simulated Cloud Movie. computer_animation