Bill Neff

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CIRES Senior Research Scientist


Polar Observations and Processes




(303) 497-6265

Research Interests

  • Climate Variability and Trends and Attribution of extreme events in the polar regions
  • Stable boundary layer physics and chemistry
  • Complex terrain meteorology
  • Regional and urban air quality meteorology
  • Remote sensing of the boundary layer and applications


  • B.A., Mathematics and Physics, Lewis and Clark College, May 1967
  • M.S., Physics, UW-Seattle, Aug 1968
  • Ph.D., Astrogeophysics, University of Colorado, Dec 1980

Professional Activities

Professional Memberships

  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • European Geosciences Union (EGU)
  • American Meteorological Society (AMS)

Honors and Awards

  • AMS, Walter Orr Roberts Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Sciences (2008)
  • NOAA Distinguished Authorship Award (1998)
  • Federal Laboratory Consortium Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer (1993)
  • Department of Commerce Silver Medal to the Meteorological Applications and Assessment Division (1998)
  • NOAA Distinguished Authorship Award (1991)