Richard A. Keen

rkeen150x150Richard A. Keen is a meteorology instructor at the University of Colorado, academic scientist on the Juneau (Alaska) Ice Field Research Program, and author or coauthor of more than a dozen books. His research papers on climate topics have been published in major journals, including Science, Monthly Weather Review, Journal of Climate, Annals of Glaciology, Geophysical Monographs, Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network, and International Comet Quarterly. His early meteorological training was with the U.S. Army Meteorological Team, and he received his Ph.D. in geography (thesis topic: arctic climate change) from the University of Colorado. He resides in the mountains west of Denver, where he operates a cooperative weather station for the National Weather Service, continuing a tradition of volunteer climate observation begun by Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson.