Dr. Parker MacCready is a Professor in the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington, Seattle. He specializes in the physics of coastal and estuarine waters, including Puget Sound and is the lead of the UW Coastal Modeling Group.
The realistic computer simulations and forecast models developed by his group have been applied to important problems such as ocean acidification, harmful algal blooms, hypoxia, and regional effects of global climate change.
He received a BA in Architecture from Yale University in 1982, an MS in Engineering Science from the California Institute of Technology in 1986, and a PhD in Oceanography from the University of Washington in 1991. He has written nearly 50 research papers. More information is available at his homepage: http://faculty.washington.edu/pmacc/