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Release: Nov. 5, 2002
Krajewski elected fellow of American Meteorological Society
F. Krajewski, Joseph & Rose Summers Professor of Water Resources Engineering
in the University of Iowa College of Engineering, has been elected a Fellow
of the American Meteorological Society (AMS).
The honor recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions
to atmospheric, related oceanic, or hydrologic sciences, or their applications.
A formal recognition of the honor and presentation of a certificate are scheduled
in conjunction with the Feb. 9, 2003 AMS 83rd Annual Review and Fellows Awards
at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, Long Beach, Calif.
Krajewski (pronounced "cray-EFF-ski") is an internationally known
researcher in the fields of remote sensing of precipitation, uncertainty assessment
and hydrometeorology and is considered a leading expert in developing algorithms
for quantitative precipitation estimation using weather radar observations.
Krajewski, who came to the UI in 1987, is also a research engineer at the
university's IIHR--Hydroscience & Engineering, where his special fields
of knowledge include hydrology and hydrometeorology; radar and satellite remote
sensing; and water resources systems. His current research focuses on 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. He is involved
in developing algorithms for NEXRAD, the national network of weather radars,
and the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission, a join U.S.-Japan satellite mission
devoted to observations of rainfall in the tropics for use in climate modeling
Krajewski received his master's degree and doctorate in environmental engineering
in 1976 and 1980, respectively, from the Warsaw University of Technology,
Poland. At the UI, he has supervised more than 15 doctoral students, published
more than 90 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). His many professional activities and memberships include
member of the Science Advisory Team to the Global Precipitation Climatology
Project, World Meteorological Organization; associate editor for several scientific
and engineering journals and membership in the American Geophysical Union
and the AMS.