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Phil Arkin
Dr. Arkin is Director of the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites (CICS) at the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) of the University of Maryland, where he also serves as Deputy Director and Senior Research Scientist. He conducts research into the observation and analysis of precipitation and other aspects of the hydrological cycle of the global climate system in addition to his administrative duties. His B.S. in mathematics and M.S. and Ph.D. in meteorology are from the University of Maryland. Dr. Arkin has published 68 refereed papers that have been cited more than 6200 times in scientific journals, 25 atlases and chapters in books, and has had more than 130 non-refereed publications. He has served as a member of many national and international scientific panels, and has presented invited papers at more than 100 workshops and scientific meetings.
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