Timeline Exploration -- 2000 - 2019

Timeline Exploration -- 2000 - 2019

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Biographical Highlights

  • 2000 Research involves use of the Parallel Climate Model (PCM) and the Community Climate System Model (CCSM) to study the impacts of climate change in the 21st century.
  • 2002 Elected to the National Academy of Engineering.
  • 2002 Appointed to the Science Advisory Panel of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy and the National Academies of Science Coordinating Committee on Global Change.
  • 2003 Elected to the American Philisophical Society.
  • 2004 Received Reed College's prestigious Vollum Award for Distinguished Accomplishment in Science and Technology.
  • 2005 [On the future of climate models] From Warren's book, Odyssey in Climate Modeling, Global Warming, and Advising Five Presidents.
    "Over time, climate models will become Earth System Models as they bring in biological cycle processes such as the carbon and nitrogen cycles."
  • 2006 Charles Franklin Brooks Award for decades of service to the AMS and as a representative of the atmospheric sciences community at the highest level of policymakers.
  • 2010 Receives the National Medal of Science, the highest scientific honor bestowed by the U.S. President, for his fundamental contributions to the understanding of Earth's coupled climate system through numerical simulation, leadership in U.S. science policy, and inspiring mentorship of young people of all backgrounds and origins.
  • 2012 Appears on a PBS special, "A Night with Warren Washington, an event organized by the ScienceMakers.
  • 2013 Receives an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Massachusetts.
  • 2013 Delivers the Bert Bolin lecture in Stockholm.
  • 2013 Named a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • 2014 Association of American Geographers’ Honorary Geographer Award
  • 2014 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, Oregon State University
  • 2016 Distinguished Scholar Award, NCAR
  • 2018 Warren Washington Legacy Symposium, Penn State University
  • 2019 Awarded the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement

Documents

  • 2000 Letter of congratulations from Representative Mark Udall. (read)
  • 2000 Appointment Affidavit and article regarding Warren's second term of service under U.S. President Bill Clinton on the National Science Board. (read)
  • 2002 Remarks by Warren, NSB (National Science Board) Chair, to the Council of Scientific Society Presidents. (read)
  • 2007 Article in UCAR's Staffnotes about the Warren Washington Symposium on Climate Modeling, Prediction, and Science Policy. (read)
  • 2007 Letter thanking Warren for his expertise, sent by then Senator Barack Obama for Warren's participation on the Climate Change Panel during the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference (September 26 - 29, 2007). (read)

Photographs, Figures, Posters

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2001Warren chairing an NSB meeting.
2002Photo taken upon Warren's election to the National Academy of Engineering.
2003The John Vincent Atanasoff Computer 100th Birthday celebration at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa on October 31, 2003. With Warren in photo is founder of the Gordon Bell Prize, Gordon Bell, senior researcher at Microsoft Bay Area Research Center in San Francisco, CA.
2003Mary Washington, Warren, and Bert Semtner, professor in the Department of Oceanography at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, recall some of their many interactions with Bernie O'Lear during his retirement party.
2003National Science Board Awards Dinner, May 21, 2003, at the U.S. Department of State. From left - Jack Colwell, Rita Colwell, Neal Lane, Joni Lane, Mary Washington, and Warren.
2005Warren signing his autobiography.
2005Warren with Harry van Loon.
2006Warren with his Honorary Doctorate Medal from Oregon State University.
2006Warren with a Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS) student, Kimberly Trent.
2006Warren receiving an Honorary Doctorate Medal from Oregon State University.
2006Warren Washington visited Oregon State University special collections library and while there had an opportunity to hold Linus Pauling's two Nobel prizes. Pauling is the only individual to have been awarded two Noble prizes.
2007Warren (foreground) and his wife, Mary, take in one of the symposium talks during his 2007 symposium, Warren Washington Symposium on Climate Modeling, Prediction, and Science Policy.
2007Warren is invited by then Senator Obama to attend the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Conference in Washington, DC in the summer of 2007. The Panel that Senator Obama and his staff organized was on the subject of climate change.
2007Warren gifting his papers to NCAR. Pictured l-r: Diane Rabson (archivist), Larry Winter (NCAR Deputy Director), Rick Anthes (UCAR President), and Warren, seated.
2007When Warren was unable to present at the the 2007 American Geophysical Union (AGU) conference session entitled, Navigating a Career in the Geosciences: Strategies for Success, this poster honoring his efforts was presented. Rachel Young and colleagues (The Earth Institute at Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory) prepared the poster.
2008Warren giving a Martin Luther King celebration lecture at the University of Michigan, Spring 2008.
2008Warren giving a Martin Luther King celebration lecture at the University of Michigan, Spring 2008.
2009Jerry Meehl (NCAR) and Warren at the 2009 annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society where they jointly received one its highest awards, the Jule Charney award.
2009Warren's American Academy of Arts and Sciences certificate that was designed by President John Adams. It is the same as given to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
2009Warren signing the book making him a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; this is the same book that was signed by the founders of the United States.
2009Martin Luther King's letter of acceptance to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
2009Warren in front of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences wall of acceptance letters.
2010Warren receives the National Medal of Science
A night with Warren Washington stage shot 2012

"A Night with Warren Washington." Warren is interviewed by Dr. Ralph J. Cicerone for the ScienceMakers project, to be broadcast on PBS in Fall 2012.

Warren Washington and Akira Kasahara at Washington's Distinguished Scholar Event at the NCAR Mesa Lab in 2016.2016

Warren Washington is named an NCAR Distinguished Scholar. 

Building at Penn State University to be named after Warren Washington.2018

Penn State University, where Warren Washington earned a PhD in meteorology, named a new research building in his honor. 

Websites/Web Media

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 2007Warren M. Washington Symposium: Symposium on Climate Modeling, Prediction, and Scientific Policy, 2007. Original URL
2008Warren receives the Bates College Honorary Degree and gives a commencement address.DownloadOriginal URL
 2010Warren M. Washington Symposium at the American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, 2010. Original URL
2010Warren receives the National Medal of Science.DownloadOriginal URL

Animations, Movies, Audio

Media InfoAvailabilityMedia Type
 2005Warren and colleagues in climate change video.Viewvideo
     
 2007Warren Washington Symposium on Climate Modeling, Prediction, and Science Policy. Opening Remarks (Speaker: Jim HurrellViewwebcast
 2007Warren Washington Symposium on Climate Modeling, Prediction, and Science Policy. Warren's welcome. (Speaker: Warren Washington). Viewwebcast
 2007Warren Washington Symposium on Climate Modeling, Prediction, and Science Policy. Warren Washington's Unique Contributions for the Development of NCAR General Circulation Model (GCM). (Speaker: Akira Kasahara). Viewwebcast
 2007Warren Washington Symposium on Climate Modeling, Prediction, and Science Policy. Orbital Forcing of Monsoons: Climate Model Experiments from 1981-2007. (Speaker: John Kutzbach). Viewwebcast
 2007Warren Washington Symposium on Climate Modeling, Prediction, and Science Policy. IPCC and Paleoclimate: Global Change Paleoclimatology. (Speaker: Bette Otto-Bliesner). Viewwebcast
 2007Warren Washington Symposium on Climate Modeling, Prediction, and Science Policy. Panel on the Evolution of Climate Modeling. (Speakers: Bette Otto-Bliesner, Akira Kasahara, John Kutzbach, Warren Washington).Viewwebcast
 2007Warren Washington Symposium on Climate Modeling, Prediction, and Science Policy. Climate Change and Policy Implications. (Speaker: Ari Patrinos). Viewwebcast
 2007Warren Washington Symposium on Climate Modeling, Prediction, and Science Policy. A Tribute to Warren Washington: Geoengineering. (Speaker: Kevin Trenberth). Viewwebcast
 2007Warren Washington Symposium on Climate Modeling, Prediction, and Science Policy. Climate Change Modeling: Past, Present, Future. (Speaker: Gerald Meehl). Viewwebcast
 2007Warren Washington Symposium on Climate Modeling, Prediction, and Science Policy. Tribute to Dr. Warren Washington: The Lure of Computation and Modeling. (Speaker: John Drake). Viewwebcast
 2007Warren Washington Symposium on Climate Modeling, Prediction, and Science Policy. The Intersection of Science, Computational Science, and Information Technology: The Warren Washington Legacy. (Speaker: David C. Bader). Viewwebcast
 2007Warren Washington Symposium on Climate Modeling, Prediction, and Science Policy. Urban Effects of Climate: Can We Learn Anything about Climate Change from Urban Climate Studies and Modeling? (Speaker: Marshall Shepherd). Viewwebcast
 2007Warren Washington Symposium on Climate Modeling, Prediction, and Science Policy. Climate and Society: There Is Still More Work To Do (Speaker: Greg Jenkins). Viewwebcast
 2007Warren Washington Symposium on Climate Modeling, Prediction, and Science Policy. Risk, Wealth, and Communications - Climate Policy Implications (Speaker: Jim Baker). Viewwebcast
 2007Warren Washington Symposium on Climate Modeling, Prediction, and Science Policy. Finding Warren: Any Fingerprints? (Speaker: Stephen H. Schneider). Viewwebcast
 2007Warren Washington Symposium on Climate Modeling, Prediction, and Science Policy. A Model Scientist for Global Change (Speaker: Neil Lane). Viewwebcast
 2007
Warren Washington Symposium on Climate Modeling, Prediction, and Science Policy. Playing the Game: Making the Rules (Speaker: Shirley Malcom). Viewvideo
 2010 Warren Washington awarded the National Medal of Science.Viewvideo
 2016Warren Washington presents his Distinguished Scholar Lecture.Viewvideo
 2019Interview with Colorado Public Radio on climate change.Listeninterview