For Immediate Release
May 6th, 2016
Contacts: Mark Baith, firstname.lastname@example.org
Miralles-Wilhelm named ESSIC Interim Director
COLLEGE PARK, MD – Dean Jayanth Banavar of the University of Maryland’s (UMD) College of Computer, Mathematics and Natural Sciences (CMNS) announced yesterday that Professor Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm has been named Interim Director of the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC).
Miralles-Wilhelm, a hydrologist and Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science at UMD has served as ESSIC Acting Director since January 2016, when former director Antonio Busalacchi began sabbatical leave. (Busalacchi was announced yesterday as the new president of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), effective August 1, 2016.)
Miralles-Wilhelm also currently serves as Executive Director of the ESSIC-administered Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites (CICS), which is sponsored by the NOAA National Satellite, Data, and Information Services (NESDIS) and the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP).
Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center