an AMS Member, and
Fellow of the AMS,
is President of
Prescient Weather, Ltd,
a firm focused on management of weather and climate risk.
He is also the chief executive of the
World Climate Service,
a joint venture between Prescient Weather and MeteoGroup in Europe.
Dr. Dutton is Professor of Meteorology Emeritus and Dean Emeritus at the
Pennsylvania State University
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
He has BS, MS and PhD degrees from the
University of Wisconsin—Madison
and served for three years as an officer in the
Air Weather Service
United States Air Force
He is a fellow of the
American Association for the Advancement of Science
and is the author of a variety of articles on the dynamics of atmospheric motion as
well as two text books:
Dynamics of Atmospheric Motion
The Ceaseless Wind
) and Atmospheric Turbulence
(with Hans Panofsky).
Dr. Dutton has been active in the
American Meteorological Society
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
National Academy of Sciences
studies related to atmospheric science, space science, and aviation.
He chaired the National Research Council Board on Atmospheric Sciences and
Climate while it produced the report,
The Atmospheric Sciences Entering the Twenty-First Century
and most recently chaired an academy committee that produced a report,
For Greener Skies—Reducing the Environmental Impacts of Aviation
He recently was a member of an NRC committee on scientific requirements and
strategies for high-end computing and information management.
He is presently a member of the Climate Working Group of the Science Advisory
Board of the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
and was an active participant in the 2009 Community Review of
National Centers for Environmental Prediction
An article "Opportunities and Priorities in a New Era for Weather and Climate
Services" in the September 2002 issue of the Bulletin of AMS
some of interactions between atmospheric science in the public and private sector
and in federal policy.
Dr. Dutton recently completed 12 years as a member of the Board of Trustees of the
Mount Nittany Medical Center, including two years as Vice-Chair.
He is a licensed commercial pilot with multi-engine and instrument ratings.
Dr. Dutton and his wife Elizabeth reside in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania.