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In this clip from a 2009 interview with Roger Pulwarty, he explains the types of topics he grapples with in his job and the goals of his work.
This interview was conducted in Aspen, Colorado by AGCI during a workshop on Advanced Climate Modeling and Decision-Making Support of Climate Services.
Dr. Roger Pulwarty is an atmospheric scientist who researches the interactions between climate and society. He is interested in developing effective services to mitigate the social risks associated with climate change, and in previous studies Dr. Pulwarty has inquired into hydroclimatic variability and change, assessing social vulnerability and capacity to respond to climatic variations and weather extremes, and the use of research-based information in natural resources policy and decision-making.
Dr. Pulwarty holds a bachelor's degree in atmospheric sciences, and a P.h.D. in climatology. He currently works for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Boulder, Colorado.
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Further information about Dr. Pulwarty and presentations he has given at AGCI can be found on the AGCI website.