A Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Bill Murphey

Bill Murphey has a B.S. in Applied Physics, and an M.S. and PhD in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He worked for 8 years as a meteorologist for the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center at the State University of New York at Albany studying synoptic and meso-synoptic scale systems in the Polar Regions and in the Adirondack Mountains. He was also the U. S. Station Science leader at McMurdo Station, Antarctica in 1983. Bill is currently State Climatologist and Chief Meteorologist for the Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. He serves on the NOAA Air Quality Model focus group, the NOAA GOES-R Air Quality Proving Ground, and the Georgia Mesonet Cooperative Modernization groups. In conjunction with Georgia Tech, his group provides air quality forecasts for Metropolitan Atlanta, Macon, and Columbus Metropolitan areas. Bill is also an adjunct college professor and has been teaching Environmental Sciences at Georgia Perimeter and Georgia State since August 2010.