J. D. Locatelli received his B.S. (Magna cum Laude, Phi Beta
Kappa) in Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington
Employed as a staff member (Meteorologist) by the Cloud Physics
Group at the University of Washington from 1967 to June 1976,
during which time he carried out research in the CASCADE and CYCLES
Projects. Promoted to the research faculty of the Atmospheric
Sciences Department in July 1976.
Main research interests are in cloud and precipitation processes
and mesometeorology. Involved in the development and utilization
of an 8 mm wavelength Doppler radar. Involved in the planning,
conducting and analysis of the CASCADE field project (1968-1972),
the CYCLES field project (1972-1982), the GALE field project (1986),
and the STORM-FEST field project (1992). Worked closely with
graduate students analyzing mesoscale data. Served on the supervisory
committee of two students who received M.S degrees and a student
who received a Ph.D. degree. Is serving on the supervisory committee
of a Ph.D. degree student, and supervising a M.S. graduate student.
Author of over 55 papers published in scientific journals, 16
papers in conference reports, and 6 research reports.
Presented synoptic map discussions in Atmospheric Science's classes
at the University of Washington, and for several quarters lectured
on radar meteorology in a Meteorological Instruments course.
He is lead scientist for the Cloud and Aerosol Research Group's