HANOVER, N.H. (April 3, 2018)—Dr. Joseph Corriveau, director of the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, recently selected Dr. John Weatherly as chief of the Terrestrial and Cryospheric Sciences Branch. CRREL is one of seven laboratories of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, headquartered in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
“My research area has been on what future changes might occur in climate and ice,” said Weatherly. “This position means shaping the future research and careers of others in earth and ice sciences. That future research will address new scientific problems we are exploring every day.”
Weatherly began his career at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, where he was a visiting scientist from 1994 to 1998. In 1998, he joined CRREL’s Snow and Ice Branch as a research geophysicist and later in TCSB. Additionally, he has served in several acting branch chief positions details during his tenure. Most recently Weatherly served as Knowledge Management representative for CRREL, advancing the KM activities outlined by the ERDC Office of Technology Transfer.
His research has focused on global climate change and its effects on civil and military operations and infrastructure. This includes the impacts of extreme weather on installations, training, fire risk, energy demands and the natural environment. He is the author and co-author of numerous publications.
He has received awards including the Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service in 2016, the Army Commander’s Award for Civilian Service in 2015 and the ERDC Research and Development Achievement Award in 2014.
Weatherly has served on several federal task forces and working groups, most recently with the National Preparedness Science and Technology Task Force, the National Science Foundation’s Arctic System Science Committee and the USACE Extreme Storm Events Working Group.
Weatherly earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics from Ohio State University and the University of Illinois, respectively, and a doctorate in atmospheric sciences from the University of Illinois.