Greg Holland is Chair of the Regional Climate Prediction Program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, CO. He was previously Director of the Earth System Laboratory at the NCAR. His current scientific research is focused on regional climate prediction, hurricanes and applications of extreme value theory. His career in tropical meteorology has included forecasting, teaching, research, and community service, including serving on a number of committees and review boards for NOAA, the National Academies and NASA, and chairing the Tropical Meteorological Program of WMO.
Greg is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society and the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society and is a member of the WMO Expert Committee on Hurricanes and Climate Change. His publications have included major contributions to six textbooks and forecast manuals, together with over 100 peer-reviewed research papers. He served as lead author for the U.S. Climate Change Science Program report Weather and Climate Extremes in a Changing Climate.
Outside of Science: Greg was a professional dancer for years starting at the age of 9. At one point in his career, Greg established a program to design and build one of the first unmanned aircraft to undertake civilian operations, the Aerosonde. He's also been a race car driver. He's an avid bird watcher and photographer. He and another colleague also have their own vineyard and wine label, Trandari, in Australia.