Liu elected fellow of American Meteorological Society

October 4, 2011

Zhengyu Liu, UW-Madison professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences and environmental studies, has been elected a fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS).

Liu is a faculty affiliate and past director of the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research and co-leader of a team of scientists at UW-Madison modeling the Earth's climate. Their computer model intertwines the forces and energy at play in the atmosphere, in the oceans and in great swaths of glacier ice.

He joined the UW-Madison faculty in 1993 after earning a Ph.D. in physical oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Founded in 1919, the American Meteorological Society promotes the development and dissemination of information and education on the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences and the advancement of their professional applications. AMS has a membership of more than 14,000 professionals, students and weather enthusiasts.

Lui will be honored with other new AMS fellows during the organization's annual meeting in January.