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John Young

John Young

Expert on climate change, variability, and impacts; Wisconsin climate outreach; weather processes and probabilities

Professor emeritus, Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences; director, Wisconsin State Climatology Office College of Letters and Science Work: 608-263-2374 — Home and cell phones available upon request


  • Wisconsin climate change trends and natural variability
  • Changing probabilities of extreme weather and ecological impacts
  • Dynamics of weather and climate chaos
  • Exchanges of wind, water, and energy at the earth's surface
  • Global meteorological systems


  • University of Wisconsin faculty (wind dynamics); 42 years, 7 as Department Chair
  • Wisconsin State Climatology Office, Director, 11 years
  • Global Atmospheric Research Program, 11 years; World Climate Research Program, 8 years
  • Fellow, American Meteorological Society
  • National and international: 6 institutional appointments, 12 conferences organized, 5 research field experiments