Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Mote for Oregon's Climate Change Research Institute

Oregon State University just made a great choice for director of its newly established Oregon Climate Change Research Institute: Philip Mote, the current Washington State climatologist.

Mote is well-known here in the Pacific Northwest and an impressive scientist, especially on issues of climate impacts in the Pacific Northwest on snowpacks, etc. I've heard him talk a couple of times and he's always impressive, and very science-based.

Along with OSU's Jane Lubchenko being appointed head of NOAA, Oregon science is looking pretty good these days.

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