Credit: Desert Research Institute
Dr. Kelly Redmond, presenter of GEC’s Tyndall History of Global Environmental Change Lecture at the AGU 2014 Fall Meeting on “A Perspective on Accelerating Change”, died on November 4, 2016 at his home in Reno, Nevada following a long struggle with cancer. Dr. Redmond was a research professor of climatology in the Division of Atmospheric Sciences at the Desert Research Institute in Reno, and Deputy Director of the Western Regional Climate Center. Kelly was world-renowned for his efforts to build improved methods for clearly communicating climate data to all segments of society, ranging from kindergarten teachers to research scientists. He was especially interested in improving understanding of drought, snowfall trends, and large-scale winter circulation patterns in the western United States.
Dr. Redmond received his B.S. degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in meteorology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition to the Tyndall Lecturer, he also received the American Meteorological Society Helmut Landsberg Award for a Distinguished Career in Applied and Service Climatology in 2015, and was recognized by the DRI Faculty Senate in 2015 with the creation of the Kelly Redmond Lecture Series.
A memorial to Dr. Redmond can be viewed on the Desert Research Institute web pages at https://www.dri.edu/newsroom/news-releases/5431-in-memorial-dr-kelly-redmond and a detailed obituary was published on November 4 in the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper at http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/politics-and-government/nevada/nevada-climate-change-expert-redmond-remembered-expert
The DRI website noted above also includes information about a memorial service for Dr. Redmond to be held on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada. The website also includes information regarding donations to the Dr. Kelly Redmond Memorial Fund.