An internationally recognized expert in atmospheric science and climate research, Warren Washington specializes in computer modeling of Earth's climate. He heads the Climate Change Research Section within the NCAR division dedicated to understanding and predicting the evolution of Earth's climate system, the Climate and Global Dynamics Division. Washington has been a consultant and adviser on climate-system modeling to numerous government officials and committees. In 1995 he was appointed to the National Science Board and has since been elected to two terms as its chair. Washington is a fellow and past president of the American Meteorological Society and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering in 2002.