Professor, Atmospheric Sciences
Director Scientific Panel, Geneva Global Initiative
Chief Scientific Advisor, Particle Flux Analytics Inc.
- European Geophysical Union.
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.
01/01/2007 - present
- American Meteorological Society.
Role: Associate Editor.
Journal of Atmospheric Sciences.
01/01/2003 - 01/01/2011
- Nature, Science, AMS, AGU, EGU, Blackwell and IEEE journals.
Journal article peer reviewer.
01/2002 - 01/2011
- NASA, NSF, DOE and NOAA.
01/2002 - present
Panel Review for CloudSat/Calipso.
07/2010 - 07/2010
- Utah State University .
Focussing Cache: The Science of Climate.
01/2008 - 01/2008
- Governor of Utah's Blue Ribbon Advisory Committee on Climate Change.
"Climate and Utah: The Scientific Consensus".
09/2007 - 09/2007
Panel Review for the SBIR program.
10/15/2015 - present
Panel Reviewer .
08/10/2014 - present
06/2012 - 06/2012
Honors & Awards
- New Investigator Award.
- Huber Fellow.
- Graduate Council.
09/01/2014 - 10/01/2016.
- Personnel and Elections Committee.
09/01/2010 - 05/02/2014.
- Academic Senate.
09/01/2010 - 05/01/2013.
- Alta Historical Society: Fireside Chat
Inside the Greatest Snow on Earth.
02/10/2011 - 02/10/2013
American Geophysical Union
01/01/1998 - present
- The Geneva Global Initiative. Director of Scientific Partnerships for an international organization dedicated to educating about risks for civilization collapse and developing mechanisms for mitigating negative outcomes.
09/2018 - present
- The FAN Initiative, an academic partnership based out of Crans, Switzerland with the goal to understand and address future civilization collapse: "Though supporting analysis, contingency planning and preparedness, we advance work that increases societal capacity to mitigate the worst consequences and enhances our ability to respond with sagacity.".
02/01/2017 - present
- Wild weather exhibit with Science North and the Fernbank Museum of Atlanta showing snowflake images in various degrees of riming.
12/2016 - 03/2017
- The physics of long-run global economic growth, a series of web-pages dedicated to a lay-level discussion of the thermodynamic forces behind economic innovation and growth, and the relationship to carbon dioxide emissions
02/2015 - present
- I developed a series of lesson plans for Grades 4 and 5 that introduced students to the microphysics of the formation of snow. These lesson plans have been successfully implemented at schools in Salt Lake City and Bountiful.
02/2013 - present
- Snowflake Showcase: http://www.alta.com/pages/snowflakeshowcase.php.
02/01/2010 - 02/01/2015
In the Media
- Panel discusses effects of climate change on Utah. Provo Daily Herald. 11/29/2018.
- The Physics of Clouds & Collapse: Radio Ecoshock. 10/2018.
- Simple Physics Equations To Estimate Cloud Cover, Critical To Climate Change Predictions. Utah Public Radio. 08/27/2018.
- Researchers find an easier way to simulate cloud cover. EOS. 07/23/2018.
- NSF FY 2019 Budget Request to Congress. 06/2018.
- The Arctic has inversions just like Utah, and they could be making climate change worse. Salt Lake Tribune. 02/06/2018.
- Clouds that are more 'sensitive' to pollution are speeding up Arctic warming. CBC. 01/2018.
- Arctic clouds are highly sensitive to air pollution. Phys.org. 01/2018.
- GeoEngineering and the "Garrett Relation". 12/31/2017.
- Linking wealth, energy demand, CO2 and Climate Change. 10/06/2017.
- In Simple Terms. 09/01/2017.
- Park City is Damned: A Case Study in Civilization
- Snowflake variability has significant impact on remote sensing of snowfall rates. 01/17/2017.
- Weatherwise: On the Job: Tim Garrett
Tim Garrett is a professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Utah. In addition to researching clouds, he applies physics principles to societal phenomena. Garrett's groundbreaking work revealed a fixed relationship between the wealth of civilization and energy consumption, which suggests that only a rapid decline in the global economy tantamount to the collapse of civilization will prevent catastrophic global warming. 01/2017.
- Rating Snowflakes for Safety, National Geographic. 03/2016.
- Cool Jobs: Careers on Ice. Science News for Students. 02/26/2016.
- Science of a Snowflake, Utah Stories. 02/2016.
- Science of a Snowflake, Utah Stories. 12/12/2015.
- Complimentary currencies for climate change: Economics. 06/2015.
- SBU camera captures snowflakes: The Statesman. 04/2015.
- Lucullus: Petit nom pour un gros nuage. J'Innove. 03/2015.
- Road safety through snowflake imaging. NSF.gov. 03/2015.
- Photographing snowflakes in freefall. Wired.com. 02/2015.
- Un supernuage nommé mammatocumulus. Science & Vie. 01/2015.
- Dr. Who Christmas Carol at SLC Downtown Library. 12/04/2014.
- CBC Documentary for the Nature of Things: Chasing Snowflakes. 11/13/2014.
- Τα χίλια πρόσωπα του χιονιού . 03/09/2014.
- Could snowflakes revolutionize weather forecasts?: Weather.com. 12/2013.
- UW alum seeks to forecast perfect ski day through 3D snowflake photos: KOMO News. 12/2013.
- A Snowflake’s Significance: Continuum. 12/2013.
- The Great White Lie: What snowflakes really look like: New Scientist
- Custom cameras catch weather clues, beauty in Utah snowflakes: Salt Lake Tribune. 12/2013.
- Picture this: Utah Adventure Journal
- The WeatherChannel: Blizzards Secrets of the Earth. 07/2013.
- The Road from R&D to Commercialization: Photonics Spectrum. 05/2013.
- 3-D camera captures snowflakes in freefall: Toronto Star. 04/2013.
- High-speed camera system catches close-ups of snowflakes in mid-air: Gizmag. 04/2013.
- Scientists capture snowflakes in 3D to improve storm models. 04/2013.
- Energy could hold the key to predicting global growth: Institutional Investor. 04/2013.
- Les flocons de neige photographiés en plein vol: Le Figaro
- Avalanche Review: Alta is for Science: Utah Ski Area Hosts Cutting-Edge Snow Science Research Technology . 04/01/2013.
- Gizmodo.com: Automatic 3D Snowflake Camera: Find Out For Yourself If No Two Are Alike. 02/04/2013.
- NBCNews.com: Unique photography rig captures snowflakes in mid-flight. 01/31/2013.
- Yahoo, Foxnews.com
Cameras capture falling snowflakes in 3D. 01/17/2013.
- Advisorone Research Magazine: Complexity Theorist: Physicist Tim Garrett perceives parallels between the global economy and the atmosphere. 03/26/2012.
- Science: The science of Avalanches. 02/29/2012.
- International Innovation: Assault on the Arctic. 12/01/2011.
- Global Warming Silver Lining? Arctic Air could get Cleaner. 09/23/2011.
- EOS Transactions: "Arctic air may become cleaner as temperatures rise". 09/20/2011.
- Powder Magazine Photo Annual, The Dark Room: New Camera at Alta Captures the World's First Images of Snowflakes in Flight . 02/15/2011.
- After the Ice by Alun Anderson. 06/01/2010.
- How much can we really do about global warming? 12/02/2009.
- Modelling civilization as 'heat engine' could improve climate
- Dirty arctic air is nothing new
- Air pollution warming up Arctic. 05/29/2006.
- Duo at U. ferret facts on clouds. 05/24/2004.