In creating the best team to bring exceptional
solutions to the market, CFAN has brought together an array of individuals
with research expertise and experience in weather and climate dynamics,
hydrology, and tropical cyclones.
Translating weather and climate research into viable solutions for the
marketplace is accomplished with expertise related to computer modeling,
statistical data analysis, predictability and uncertainty, programing and
design, networks and infrastructure, and user interfaces.
Translating weather and climate information into exceptional solutions
is accomplished by team members with capabilities related to public policy,
decision support, process management, client support, business development
and strategic partnerships.
The CFAN team integrates and creates synergies among this array of experience
and expertise to provide our clients with the best solutions in the marketplace.
CFAN was established by Judith Curry and Peter Webster under Georgia
Tech's Enterprise Innovation Institute VentureLab program in 2006.
is President and co-founder of CFAN. She received a
Ph.D. in Geophysical Sciences from the University of Chicago. Dr. Curry
is currently Chair and Professor of the School of Earth and Atmospheric
Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Curry currently
serves on the NASA Earth System Science Advisory Board, the DOE Biological
and Environmental Research Advisory Council, and the Florida Hurricane
Catastrophe Fund Advisory Council. She has recently served on the National
Academies of Science Climate Research Committee and the Space Studies
Board, and the NOAA Climate Working Group. Dr. Curry is coauthor of
the book Thermodynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans and is editor for
the Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences and has published over 170
journal articles. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the
Advancement of Science, the American Meteorological Society and the
American Geophysical Union. She has also received the Henry Houghton
Award from the American Meteorological Society.
is CFAN's Chief Scientist and also a co-founder. Peter
Webster received a Ph.D. in Meteorology from MIT. He is currently a
Professor in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Environmental Engineering
at Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Webster's research expertise
spans tropical meteorology and oceanography, climate dynamics, and
the forecasting of rainfall, floods and droughts in monsoon regions,
the climate dynamics of hurricanes and developing techniques for extended
range hurricane projections. Dr. Webster has published over 140 journal
articles, 15 book chapters, and coauthored the text Thermodynamics
of Atmospheres and Oceans. Dr. Webster is a Fellow of the American
Geophysical Union, the American Meteorological Society, the Royal Meteorological
Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
He has received a number of awards including the Charney Award and
the Rossby Research Medal from the American Meteorological Society,
the Adrian Gill Award from the Royal Meteorological Society, and a
Senior Humboldt Fellowship. Most recently, he has been awarded the
Mason Gold Medal from the Royal Meteorological Society.