James R. Holton is a Professor of the Atmospheric Sciences Department at the University of Washington in Seattle. He holds a B. A. degree in physics from Harvard College (1960), and a Ph.D. in meteorology from MIT (1964). He is a Senior Fellow of the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Oceans (JISAO) at the University of Washington, and was the Acting Director of JISAO during 1981-1982. Professor Holton is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society, a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. He has served on numerous advisory committees and NASA science teams, including service as a Principal Investigator on the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) Science Team. Professor Holton is currently a co-investigator on the High-Resolution Dynamic Limb Sounder (HIRDLS) scheduled for launch on the Aura Satellite in 2004. He is the author of An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology, coauthor of Middle Atmosphere Dynamics, and numerous journal articles. Professor Holton's research area is large-scale dynamics, with emphasis on the dynamics of the stratosphere including stratospheric effects of gravity waves generated by convective storms, transport of trace constituents in the stratosphere, and stratosphere-troposphere exchange of mass and constituents.

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Professor Jim Holton
Atmospheric Sciences
Box 351640
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
98195-1640 USA

tel: 206 543-4010
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