Dr Curry is Professor and Chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She received her Ph.D. in atmospheric science from the University of Chicago in 1982. Prior to joining the faculty at Georgia Tech, she held faculty positions at the University of Colorado, Penn State University and Purdue University. Dr Curry's current research interests include air/sea interactions, climate feedback processes associated with clouds and sea ice, and applications of satellite data to interpreting recent variations in the climate data record. She currently serves on the Climate Research Committee and the Space Studies Board of the National Academies, and on the NOAA Climate Working Group. She is author of the book Thermodynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, editor for the Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences, and author of over
130 refereed journal articles. Her research has been recognized by receipt of the Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation and the Henry Houghton Award from the American Meteorological Society. Dr Curry is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society and the American Geophysical Union.
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