William Boos is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, where he teaches in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science and leads a research group in climate dynamics. He works to improve understanding of the mechanisms controlling tropical climate, with a particular focus on monsoons, tropical cyclones, and the extreme weather events that affect continental regions. He is a Faculty Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, an editor of the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, and the Equity Advisor for Berkeley’s Earth and Planetary Science department. Before moving to Berkeley, he was a faculty member at Yale for seven years and a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard. He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton.
Atmospheric science, climate dynamics, monsoons, Earth's hydrological cycle