Bette L. Otto-Bliesner

(Ph.D.,University of Wisconsin, 1980)
Deputy Section Head, Climate Change Research

ENSO Past ENSO Cretaceous

Bette Otto-BliesnerBette Otto-Bliesner is a scientist in the Climate and Global Dynamics Division at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, CO.  She is head of the Paleoclimate Group and deputy head of the Climate Change Research Section.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Otto-Bliesner first became interested in Meteorology as a child watching P.J. Hoff, the CBS affiliate weatherman.  She earned her doctorate in Meteorology in 1981 at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.  She worked at NCAR in the GCM group from 1974-1976 and rejoined NCAR in 1995, coming from a faculty position in the Geology Department at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Otto-Bliesner's research interest is to use climate system models to investigate past climate and climate variability across a wide range of time scales.  She is particularly interested in the range and modes of climate variability forced naturally (internally generated, volcanic episodes, solar changes) over the last 1000 years and extending through the Holocene to the Last Glacial Maximum (21,000 years before present)

Bette Otto-Bliesner is co-chair of the Paleoclimate Working Group of the NCAR Climate System Model (CSM).  She is also a member of the American Geophysical Union Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology Committee, the Paleoenvironmental Arctic Sciences (PARCS) Steering Committee, and the Paleoclimate Modeling Intercomparison Project (PMIP).

Curriculum Vita


Recent Publications:

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Bette L. Otto-Bliesner
Climate Change Research
National Center for Atmospheric Research
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Boulder, Colorado  80307
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