Carmichael Addresses Chinese Dignitaries on Chemical Weather

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

University of Iowa News Release

Greg Carmichael, Karl Kammermeyer Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering in the UI College of Engineering and co-director of the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, was recently a key speaker at the Honor Day for the MeteoWorld Pavilion at Expo 2010 in Shanghai. The international event was attended by the heads of meteorological services from more than 30 countries, as well as China's vice premier and other government officials.

The only non-governmental attendee, Carmichael spoke on "Chemical Weather -- A Challenge and an Opportunity for Service Delivery and Risk Reduction."

As chair of the Scientific Advisory group for the World Meteorological Organization's GURME project and chair of the scientific advisory group for the Shanghai Expo pilot project on air quality forecasting, he has worked with Shanghai authorities for three years to help develop an early warning system for air quality problems and heat waves. The multi-hazard early warning and management system currently is in use at Expo 2010.

Carmichael's work is reflected in a science-focused, first-of-its-kind pavilion called MeteoWorld that discusses climate change and meteorological services. The pavilion is one of Expo 2010's top 10, in terms of public interest.