From Alan Jackman
This interview is with Richard Grotjahn, Professor Emeritus of Land, Air, and Water Resources. He was hired in 1982 and retired in 2020. Dr. Grotjahn is a leader in the analysis of extreme weather events and geophysical fluid dynamics. Professor Grotjahn is valued as a teacher and has taught weather analysis and prediction courses in classes ranging from general education to the graduate level. His research record is documented in several books (e.g., The Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate Change: a visual guide and Global atmospheric circulations: observations and theories) and numerous research papers. His service is also distinguished. He has served as chair of the CAES executive committee and a UC Davis representative to the state-wide University of California senate. He was also active in meteorological organizations (The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research and the National Center for Atmospheric Research) and has served as president of the International Commission on Dynamic Meteorology. He is interviewed by his departmental colleague Professor Emeritus Wendy Silk from the Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources.