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Climate Change In The Mountain West With Simon Wang On Tuesday's Access Utah

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Simon Wang is Professor of Climate Dynamics and Assistant Director of the Utah Climate Center at Utah State University. Dr. Wang studies climate variability, weather process, extreme events, and long-term prediction. He recently gave a presentation to news reporters for a virtual event organized by InsideClimate News, titled “Wildfire, Heatwaves, Snowpack and Floods: Climate Change in the Mountain West.”

Dr. Wang’s research has appeared in scientific journals such as Nature Climate Change, Nature Communications, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Journal of Climate, Geophysical Research Letters, etc. with over 120 publications. He edited the first monograph on Climate Extremes with the American Geophysical Union (2017). In former lives, he was an air force weather officer and a freelance photographer.


Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.