Dian Seidel is a senior scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Air Resources Laboratory in College Park, Maryland, where her research addresses global climate variability and change. Focusing on atmospheric observations, from the surface of the Earth through the stratosphere, her work includes analyses of global temperature and humidity changes, changes in the tropopause and the width of the tropical belt, the climatology of the planetary boundary layer, reference observations for climate, and aspects of climate engineering.
She has contributed to various scientific assessments, including the WMO/UNEP Scientific Assessments of Ozone Depletion and the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Her research contributions have been recognized by U.S. Department of Commerce gold and bronze medals and by the World Meteorological Organization’s Prof. Dr. Vilho Väisälä Award and Norbert Gerbier - MUMM Award. She is has also received NOAA’s Dr. Daniel L. Albritton Outstanding Science Communicator Award and has been recognized for helping to advance the participation of women in meteorology and to develop scientific integrity policies.
Seidel is a member of the American Geophysical Union. She is a Fellow and former Councilor of the American Meteorological Society, has served on drafting teams for several AMS statements, and has chaired the AMS Committee on Environmental Responsibility, Committee on Climate Variability and Change and Annual Meeting Program Committee.
Seidel received a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, M.S. from San Jose State University, Diploma from the Von Kármán Institute for Fluid Dynamics in Belgium, and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. She is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist (AMS CCM No. 649).
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