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Maine State Climatologist

Sean Birkel, Maine State Climatologist

Research Assistant Professor, Climate Change Institute, University of Maine

Contact Information

Office Tele:  207/581-2369;  Email:

Mailing Address:  135 Sawyer Env. Res. Bldg, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469

Sean Birkel is the Maine State Climatologist and a research scientist with expertise in climate and glacier modeling.  His varied interests include modern, historical, and ice-age climate, environmental health, and data visualization.  Since early 2012, Sean has been developing Climate Reanalyzer (, a website that provides access to climate models, and weather forecasts, and historical weather station data.  Although most of Sean’s work is computer based, he has also participated in field research projects in Antarctica, New Zealand, Iceland, the western U.S., and here in Maine.

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