William KM Lau

Present positions: Deputy Director for Atmospheres, Earth Science Division, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center; Adjunct Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, U. of Maryland; Adjunct Professor of Mathematics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

RESEARCH Expertise: Climate dynamics, tropical and monsoon meteorology, ocean-atmosphere interaction, climate variability, aerosol-climate interaction and global change.

EDUCATION: 1972 -B.Sc. (Physics & Mathematics), University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; 1973 -B.Sc. Hon. (Applied Mathematics) University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; 1974 - M.S. (Physics) University of Washington, Seattle, WA; 1977 - Ph.D. (Atmospheric Sciences) University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

SPECIAL EXPERIENCE: Co-author of IPCC, AR5 Chapter on “ Regional Impacts of Climate Change” 2012; Guest Editor, Special issue on “Desert dust and impact on climate”, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 2012; Member, Committee on Himalayan Glaciers and Impacts on Downstream Population, National Research Council, US Academy of Sciences, 2011-2012; Atmospheric Science Section Chair, Western Pacific AGU, 2010; Co-Convener, AGU, Special Session on “Aerosol and Climate in Asia”, 2009; iLEAPS/IGAC/GEWEX Aerosol-Cloud-Precipitation-Climate (ACPC) Science Steering Committee member, 2007-present; Member, GEWEX Science Steering Group, 2008-2012; Lead Scientist, international Joint-Aerosol Monsoon Experiment (JAMEX), World Climate Research Program (WCRP)/Asian Monsoon Year (AMY); ACPC Science Steering Panel, 2008-present; Executive Board Member, WMO/East Asian Monsoon Panel, 2003-present; Co-Chair, CLIVAR Monsoon Panel (1997-2003); Member, Organization Committee for Pan-WCRP Monsoon Workshop, 2005