William M. Gray
William M. Gray
William Mason Gray
October 9, 1929
|Died||April 16, 2016 (aged 86)|
|Alma mater||University of Chicago|
|Known for||Research into hurricanes, climate change skepticism|
(m. 1954; wid. 2001)
|Institutions||Colorado State University|
|Thesis||On the scales of motion and internal stress characteristics of the hurricane (1964)|
William "Bill" Mason Gray (October 9, 1929 – April 16, 2016) was Emeritus Professor of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University (CSU), and the head of the Tropical Meteorology Project at CSU's Department of Atmospheric Sciences. He was widely regarded as a pioneer in the science of forecasting hurricanes and one of the world's leading experts on tropical storms. After retiring as a faculty member at CSU in 2005, Gray remained actively involved in both climate change and tropical cyclone research until his death.
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- Mooney, Chris (2007). "Chapter 4: Lay that Matrix Down". Storm World. Harcourt. p. 70. ISBN 0-15-101287-3.
...1984...Gray also launched the endeavor that would make him most famous: a seasonal forecasting scheme for the Atlantic basin, which would predict the number of hurricanes and tropical storms months before their actual arrival. ... It's hard to overstate the breakthrough that Gray had achieved with his forecasting scheme.
- Prendergast, Alan (29 June 2006). "The Skeptic". Westword.
- "William M. Gray, Hurricane Predictor and Climate Change Skeptic, Dies at 86". The New York Times.com. Retrieved April 23, 2016.