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Jan. 9, 2004

Krajewski Elected Fellow Of American Geophysical Union

Witold F. Krajewski, Rose & Joseph Summers Professor of Water Resources Engineering in the University of Iowa College of Engineering department of civil and environmental engineering and faculty research engineer at IIHR--Hydroscience & Engineering, recently was elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

The honor was presented at the fall 2003 AGU meeting for "fundamental contribution to the advancement of geophysical aspects of hydrometeorology, especially path-breaking work on the validation and uncertainty quantification of radar precipitation and inspired leadership on measurement science teams."

In 2003, he was also named a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and recipient of the Outstanding Researcher Award in Water Resources from the Iowa State Water Resources Research Institute (ISWRRI).

Krajewski (pronounced "cray-EFF-ski") has made important contributions to the fields of radar and satellite estimation of rainfall, statistical modeling of rainfall fields and error structure of rainfall observations, real-time hydrometeorological forecasting and validation of remote sensing in hydrology. At the UI's renowned IIHR--Hydroscience & Engineering, his special fields of knowledge include hydrology and hydrometeorology, radar and satellite remote sensing, and water resources systems.

Before coming to the UI in 1987, he received his master's degree and doctorate in environmental engineering in 1976 and 1980, respectively, from Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland. At the UI, he has supervised more than 15 doctoral students, published more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and served as principal or co-principal investigator on more than 50 grants and projects attracting some $6 million in funding from such agencies as NASA, NOAA and the National Science Foundation (NSF). He is also co-editor of the journal "Advances in Water Resources."

Composed of more than 41,000 scientists from 130 countries, the AGU is a leader in the increasingly interdisciplinary global endeavor that encompasses the geophysical sciences.

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