Meteorology for biologists

About this Page

This website contains material intended for biologists, especially biogeographers, ecologists, and geographers of various sorts. This material is a blending of my lifelong interest in aspects of biology and my professional background in atmospheric science. A number of presentations are included in this section, mostly related to aspects of satellite-based climatologies or various environmental issues.

About me

I am a research meteorologist who has worked at various locations, most extensively (22 years) at the National Severe Storms Laboratory in Norman, Oklahoma. Much of my research involved topics in mesoscale and synoptic meteorology in Latin America, from Mexico to Argentina. Most of my fieldwork was carried out in developing countries, though earlier work was in the Arctic and over high latitude oceans during the winter. My vita describes some of my activities and educational background. A short summary of what I think my main strengths are can be found here. Some of my motivations for expanding into topics seemingly unrelated to meteorology (e.g. biology) are included here.

What I can offer: I took an early retirement opportunity from the US Federal Government to continue working in the international arena and on topics I would not have been able to work on within NOAA. As well as providing some educational material, this website describes how I can help others in the biological sciences.  If you are primarily a biologist  a short course might be useful.

Enjoy exploring this site, and don’t hesitate to communicate with me at  douglasnoaa@gmail.com

Some additional pages within this website are here:

Short course (climate and weather) for Biologists

2017 Tucson Climate/Weather Workshop for IBS