Prof David Schultz

Professor of Synoptic Meteorology

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David M. Schultz is Professor of Synoptic Meteorology and has been at The University of Manchester since 2009. He is a US citizen, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  From 1996 to 2006, he worked for the NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory and the University of Oklahoma. In 2006, he became a professor of Experimental Meteorology at the University of Helsinki and Finnish Meteorological Institute.

In 2001, he won the American Meteorological Society Editor’s Award for Monthly Weather Review "for providing extremely thorough, timely, and constructive evaluations of a large number of manuscripts over a diverse range of topics, and for special assistance to the editors in evaluating controversial issues." 

In 2012, he was nominated by his students and won the Best Teacher in his School, as well as across all schools within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.  He was later awarded the university's Teaching Excellence Award in 2014 and 2017.

He has been Chief Editor for Monthly Weather Review since 2008 and the Director of the Centre for Crisis Studies and Mitigation, an interdisciplinary university network to bring together researchers in natural hazards and their human impacts.

He has published more than 180 articles on topics in synoptic- and mesoscale meteorology, forecasting, cloud and precipitation microphysics, and scientific publishing. He is also the author of

Eloquent Science: A Practical Guide to Becoming a Better Writer, Speaker, and Atmospheric Scientist, 

which has been translated into Chinese (China Meteorological Press 2021).

External positions

Chief Editor, Monthly Weather Review

2008 → …

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