Carmichael Delivers World Meteorological Day Talk

Monday, March 23, 2009

University of Iowa News Services

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 (CGRER), delivered the keynote address at World Meteorological Day 2009 March 23 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Carmichael spoke on "Weather, Climate and the Air We Breathe." Carmichael and his colleagues recently reported in the journal Science that they have found a way to improve existing estimates of the amount of carbon absorbed by plants from the air, thereby improving the accuracy of global warming and land cover change estimates.

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. Each year, on March 23, the WMO, its 188 Member States and Territories and the worldwide meteorological community celebrate World Meteorological Day around a chosen theme. This day also commemorates the entry into force, on that date in 1950, of the WMO Convention creating the organization.

To view Prof. Carmichael's World Meteorological Day 2009 presentation, go to