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Ed Sarachik, Ph.D., is Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and Adjunct Professor of Oceanography and of Applied Mathematics at the University of Washington.
Sarachik's particular areas of interest are: the physics of climate variability and change, and in particular the El Niño/Southern Oscillation; tropical oceanography; tropical meteorology; and the thermohaline circulation and applications of climate information.
Sarachik has served on numerous committees of the National Academy of Sciences/ National Research Council, including the Climate Research Committee and the Committee on the Human Dimensions of Seasonal-to-Interannual Variability. He has served also on advisory committees on forecast applications for the IRI and on advisory committees to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).
He co-directs the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and the Ocean (JISAO) Center for Science in the Earth System.
Sarachik is a fellow of the American Meteorological Society, of the American Geophysical Union, and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Brandeis University.