Senior Staff ScientistBerkeley Lab, Computational Research
Michael F. Wehner is senior staff scientist in the Computational Research Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Dr. Wehner’s current research concerns the behavior of extreme weather events in a changing climate, especially heat waves, intense precipitation, drought and tropical cyclones. Before joining the Berkeley Lab in 2002, Wehner was an analyst at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the Program for Climate Modeling Diagnosis and Intercomparison. He is the author or co-author of over 90 scientific papers. He was also a member of the lead author team for the 2009 White House report, “Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States” and is currently a lead author for both the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the upcoming 3rd US National Assessment on climate change. Dr. Wehner earned his master’s degree and Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of Delaware.