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August 15, 2018

UW professor Cecilia Bitz elected American Geophysical Union fellow

UW News

Cecilia M. Bitz, a University of Washington atmospheric scientist, has been elected as a fellow of the American Geophysical Union. The UW honoree is among 62 new 2018 fellows from 21 countries.The scientific group recognizes only one in 1,000 members each year for major scientific work and sustained impact.

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Cecilia BitzUniversity of Washington

Bitz is a UW professor in the atmospheric sciences department and director of the Program on Climate Change. She was recognized for her work studying the Arctic. Bitz’s research looks at the role of sea ice in the climate system and high-latitude climate and climate change. She also studies the predictability of Arctic sea ice and she co-leads the Sea Ice Prediction Network.

Bitz earned her doctorate in atmospheric sciences at the UW in 1997 and has worked at the UW since 1999.

She’ll be among the new fellows recognized during a December meeting in Washington, D.C.