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CURRICULUM VITA

Dr. John Robert Lanzante

August, 2016


PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 1956 in Jersey City, New Jersey


 

EDUCATION

1978 – B.S. (Meteorology) — Cook, College, Rutgers University
Honors Project: “An Investigative Study of the January Thaw Phenomenon”
GPA: 3.97 [132 credits: 47-meteorology / 3-statistics / 6-research]

1981 – M.S. (Meteorology) — The Graduate School, New Brunswick, Rutgers University
Thesis: “Prediction of Summer Sea-Surface Temperature Anomalies in the Eastern North Pacific Ocean”
GPA: 4.00 [62 credits: 27-meteorology / 3-statistics / 29-research]

1988 – Ph.D. (Meteorology) — University of Maryland
Dissertation: “An Observational Study of Intramonthly Quasi-Periodicities in the Northern Hemisphere,
Extratropical Geopotential Height Field”

GPA: 3.55 [62 credits: 15-meteorology / 18-statistics / 29-research]


 

EMPLOYMENT

9/78-1/81 — Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Meteorology & Physical Oceanography, Cook College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

2/81-8/84 — Research Assistant (full time)
Department of Meteorology & Physical Oceanography, Cook College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

9/84-9/88 — Graduate Research & Teaching Assistant
Department of Meteorology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

10/88-12/89 — UCAR Postdoctoral Scientist
Climate Analysis Center, National Meteorological Center, Camp Springs, MD

1/90-1/92 — Program Scientist
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

1/92-present — Research Meteorologist
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ


 

HONORS/AWARDS

1974 — Alfred J. Corneth Scholarship

1974-78 — Dean’s list

1977-78 — Chi Epsilon Pi Meteorology Honor Society

1978 — Graduated with highest honors

1978 — George H. Cook Scholar

1978 — Honorable Mention for NSF Graduate Fellowship

1979 — Father James B. Macelwane Award, American Meteorological Society
“For Best Student Paper in Meteorology: An Investigative Study of the January Thaw Phenomenon”

1992 — Listed in Who’s Who in New Jersey

1994 — Editor’s Award, Journal of Climate
“For punctual, thorough, and constructive reviews for the Journal of Climate”

2006 — NOAA Bronze Medal Award
[Awarded to: M. Free, D. Seidel, J. Lanzante, I. Durre, J. Lawrimore & T. Peterson]
“For developing research-quality radiosonde atmospheric temperature
datasets for reliably monitoring climate variations and change”

2007 — Department of Commerce Gold Medal Award
[Awarded to: T. Karl, C. Miller, V. Ramaswamy, J. Lanzante, D. Seidel, T. Peterson, R. Vose & R. Reynolds]
“For improving the understanding of observed climate change and causes by
showing that global average atmospheric warming is similar to surface warming”


 

GRANTS

1987-89 — Grant, National Science Foundation
PI: Anandu Vernekar and Co-PI: John Lanzante (University of Maryland)
Title: “An Observational Study of Intramonthly Quasi-Periodicities in
the Northern Hemisphere, Extratropical Geopotential Height Field”

1996-98 — Grant, NOAA Office of Global Programs
PI: Dian Gaffen (ARL), Co-PI: Ted Habermann (NGDC) and Co-PI: John Lanzante (GFDL)
Title: “Enhancing the Information Content of Historical Upper-Air Data for Climate Studies”

2001-2003 — Grant, NOAA Office of Global Programs
PIs: Dian Seidel, Melissa Free, and James Angell (ARL), John Lanzante and Stephen Klein (GFDL),
Tom Peterson, Imke Durre and Jay Lawrimore (NCDC)
Title: “NOAA Radiosonde Atmospheric Temperature Products for Assessing Climate (RATPAC)”

2003-2006 — Grant, NOAA Office of Global Programs
PI: Steve Sherwood (Yale), Co-PIs: John Lanzante (GFDL) and Jeffrey Park (Yale)
Title: “Distinction Between Genuine and Instrument-Related Climate
Signals in the Upper-Air Data Record”

2003-2006 — Grant, NOAA Office of Global Programs
PI: Brian Soden (GFDL)
Co-PIs: John Bates (ETL), Imke Durre (NCDC) and John Lanzante (GFDL)
Title: “A Radiance-Based Analysis of Satelitte and Radiosonde Climate
Records to Document Long-Term Water Vapor Changes”

2004-2007 — Grant, NOAA Office of Global Programs
PIs: Dian Seidel (ARL) and John Lanzante (GFDL)
Participants: Melissa Free (ARL) and Ronald Stouffer (GFDL)
Title: “Improving Detection of Past and Future Climate Change as
Manifested in Upper-Air Temperature Patterns”

2012-2013 — Grant, DOI South-Central Climate Science Consortium
PIs: Katharine Hayhoe (Texas Tech), Keith Dixon (GFDL) and John Lanzante (GFDL)
Participants: Anne Hertel Stoner (Texas Tech)
Title: “Evaluating the Assumption of Stationarity in Statistical Downscaling Applications”

2013-2014 — Grant, DOI South-Central Climate Science Consortium
PI: John Lanzante (GFDL)
Co-Investigators: Anne Stoner (Texas Tech), Keith Dixon (GFDL) and V. Balaji (Princeton)
Collaborator: Carlos Gaitán (University of Oklahoma)
Title: “Expanding a Standardized Framework for the Evaluation and Intercomparison
of Statistically Downscaled Climate Projections”


 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY

Societies

1978-present — American Meteorological Society

1979-84, 1990-94 — New Jersey Chapter of the American Meteorological Society

1991-present — American Statistical Association

Committees and Panels

1991 — Ad-Hoc Review Panel for NOAA Climate and Global Change Program

1994-1997 — CDAS/Reanalysis Advisory Committee

2000-2002 — GFDL’s OAR Outstanding Scientific Paper Nominations Committee [chair 2001]

2004 — CCSP Committee to Define Science Requirements for Next US Reanalysis

2004-2006 — Convening Lead Author of Chapter 3 of the CCSP Synthesis & Assessment Report 1.1
on Temperature Trends in the Lower Atmosphere

2007 — Review Panel for NOAA Climate Program Office

2009 — Review Panel for NOAA Climate Program Office

Other

1993-94 — Scientific Editor GFDL Annual Report

2002 — Contributing Author to White Paper “Understanding Recent Atmospheric Temperature
Trends and Reducing Future Uncertainties” in support of the Strategic Plan for the Climate Change
Science Program

2004 — Contributing Author to Chapters 3 & 8 of IPCC Fourth Assessment

2010-present — Associate Editor of the Journal of Climate


 

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