Earth System Science Center and Department of Atmospheric Science at The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Carey to continue chairing ATS

After serving as interim chair for a year, Dr. Larry Carey has been appointed to a full 4-year term as chairman of the Atmospheric Science Department beginning today.

“After a yearlong search for a chair, the faculty have unanimously recommended Dr. Carey as ATS chair,” said Dr. Sundar Christopher, dean of UAH’s College of Science. “I fully agree with this recommendation. Having served as interim chair for a year, he provides the department the leadership skills to lead a top ten department to the next levels of excellence.”

“It’s a vote of confidence, and I appreciate that,” said Carey, who had nearly completed moving into a new office in SWIRLL before the appointment was announced (and now has to move back into the chair’s corner office).

Carey said one of his goals as chair is to grow all of the department’s academic programs.

“There is a lot of potential for growing the GIS and remote sensing aspects of the program,” he said. “GIS is becoming a very popular tool in the Earth sciences, and I see new opportunities for us to combine GIS and meteorology.

“We are uniquely set up to serve that need, and I feel like we should be on the front edge of that.”

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