Glen Shaw is a physicist and a visiting Rotarian from the state of Alaska. This is an event you will not want to miss.

Many may not know what a Atmospheric Scientist does every day.  Atmospheric scientists study weather, climate, and other aspects of the atmosphere. They develop reports and forecasts from their analysis of weather and climate data.

Most atmospheric scientists work indoors in weather stations, offices, or laboratories. Occasionally, they do fieldwork, which means working outdoors to examine the weather. Some atmospheric scientists may have to work extended hours during weather emergencies.

Atmospheric scientists need a bachelor’s degree in atmospheric science or a closely related field for most positions. Those who work in research usually need  a Ph.D. 
Dr. Glenn Shaw
Dr. Glenn Shaw
Atmospheric Science
Professional Memberships and Awards: 
  • Fellow, Royal Meteological Society
  • Member, American Geophysical Union
  • Member, Royal Institution
  • Member, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi
  • Meritorious teaching award, University of Alaska
  • Recipient of the Terris and Katrina Moore Prize


Positions Held: 
  • Professor of Physics, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska
  • Sabbaticals at Institute of Atmospheric Physics, University of Arizona, World Radiation Center, Davos, Switzerland and University of Vienna
  • Institutional Trustee, University Corporation for Atmosperic Research
  • Member Representative, UCAR, 1985-present
  • Member U.S. Polar Research Board, U.S. Academy of Sciences

Present Research Interests: 

Research interests are in atmospheric physics and atmospheric chemistry predominantly in areas of physical chemistry and optics of atmospheric aerosols, and in global climate and climate feedback.