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Philip A. Durkee
Mail Code: MR/De
Department of Meteorology &
Space Systems Academic Group
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-2516
Email: durkee (at)
PhD - Colorado State University, 1984
Atmospheric Science, Tau Beta Pi
MS - Colorado State University, 1980
Atmospheric Science
BS - University of Minnesota, 1978
Physics, with distinction
  • 2012-2014: Dean, GSEAS
  • 1996-present: Professor, Department of Meteorology
  • 1988-1996: Associate Professor, Department of Meteorology
  • 1984-1988: Assistant Professor, Department of Meteorology
  • 1978 - 1984 - Graduate Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant, Atmospheric Science Department, Colorado State University
  • 1978 - 1978 - Research Assistant, Physics Department, University of Minnesota
  • Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Ocean
  • Physical Meteorology
  • Cloud Physics
  • Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Ocean
  • Physical Meteorology
  • Radiation Physics
  • Cloud and Aerosol Physics
  • Climate Change Processes
  • 1989 Menneken Award for Excellence in Scientific Research
  • 1995 NPS Teaching Recognition Award
  • 1995 NPS Research Recognition Award
  • 1999 NPS Teaching Recognition Award
  • 2002 Hamming Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching
  • Member American Meteorological Society Committee on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography - 1986-1990 (Chairperson, 1988-1990)
  • Program Chairperson, American Meteorological Society Third Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography - February, 1988
  • Invited participant at Symposium on Climate and Geo-Sciences: A Challenge for Science and Society in the 21st Century, Sponsored by the Special Programme Panel on Global Transport Mechanisms in the Geosciences of the NATO Science Programme, Lovain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 22-27 May 1988.
  • Member of the Advisory Panel for the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP), Climate Research Committee, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (3-year term ending June 30, 1992)
  • Member of the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) Committee on Marine Aerosol Characterization (MAC)
  • Member of the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) Focus on Atmospheric Aerosol Committee on Aerosol Cloud Interaction (ACI)
  • Member of the National Research Council Panel on Aerosol Radiative Forcing and Climate
  • Member of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Observing Facilities Advisory Panel (3 year term beginning April 1997)
  • Member of the NSF 5-year Review Panel of the Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Division of the National Center for Atmospheric Research
  • Member Representative to University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (2004-present)
  • Member of the Space Systems Academic Group
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: (View an extended list)
  • Durkee, P.A., K.E. Nielsen, P.J. Smith, P.B. Russell, B. Schmid, J.M. Livingston, B.N. Holben, C. Tomasi, V. Vitale, D. Collins, R.C. Flagan, J.H. Seinfeld, K.J. Noone, E. Öström, S. Gassò, D. Hegg, L.M. Russell, T.S. Bates, and P.K. Quinn, 2000: Regional aerosol optical depth characteristics from satellite observations: ACE-1, TARFOX and ACE-2 results. Tellus, 52B, 484-497.
  • Durkee, P.A., K.J. Noone, R.J. Ferek, Johnson, D.W., J.P. Taylor, T.J. Garrett, P.V. Hobbs, J.G. Hudson, C.S. Bretherton, G. Innis, G.M. Frick, W.A. Hoppel, C.D. O'Dowd, L.M. Russell, R. Gasparovic, K.E. Nielsen, S.A. Tessmer, E. Öström, S.R. Osborne, R.C. Flagan, J.H. Seinfeld, and H. Rand, 2000: The impact of ship-produced aerosols on the microstructure and albedo of warm marine stratocumulus clouds: A test of MAST Hypotheses 1i and 1ii, J. Atmos. Sci., 57, 2554-2569.
  • Durkee, P. A., R. E. Chartier, A. Brown, E. J. Trehubenko, C. Skupniewicz, and K. E. Nielsen, 2000: Composite ship track characteristics. J. Atmos. Sci., 57, 2542-2553.
  • Durkee, P. A., K. J. Noone, and R. T. Bluth, 2000: The Monterey Area Ship Track Experiment. J. Atmos. Sci., 57, 2523-2553.
  • Durkee, P. A., F. Pfeil, E. M. Frost, and R. A. Shema, 1991: Global scale aerosol particle characteristics from satellite-detected radiance. Atmos. Environ., 25A, 2457-2465.
  • Keywords: Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Ocean, Physical Meteorology, Radiation Physics, Cloud and Aerosol Phyics, Climate Change Processes

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