(Ph.D.,University of Wisconsin, 1980)
Deputy Section Head, Climate Change Research
Bette 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).
- Otto-Bliesner, B. L. and E. C. Brady, 2001: Tropical pacific variability in the NCAR Climate System Model, Journal of Climate, (accepted)
- Otto-Bliesner, B. L., 1999: ENSO and NAO: Present and 6000 years before present as simulated by the NCAR Climate System Model. In 10th Symposium on Global Change Studies, 10-15 January 1999, Dallas, TX, American Meteorological Society, 313-316.
- Otto-Bliesner, B. L., 1999: El Niņo/La Niņa and Sahel precipitation during the middle Holocene. Geophys. Res. Let., 26, 87-90.
- Upchurch, G. R., Jr., and B. L. Otto-Bliesner, 1999: Terrestrial vegetation and its effects on climate during the latest Cretaceous, in E. Barrera and C.C. Johnson (Eds.), Geological Society of America Special Paper 332 (in press).
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- Otto-Bliesner, B. L., 1999: The role of mountains, polar ice, and vegetation in determining the tropical climate during the Middle Pennsylvanian: Climate model simulations, in Middle Pennsylvanian Sedimentation and Climate, C.B. Cecil (Ed.), SEPM Special Volume (accepted).
- Otto-Bliesner, B. L., 1998: Effects of tropical mountain elevations on the climate during the past: Climate model experiments, in Tectonic Boundary Conditions for Climate Reconstructions, T. J. Crowley & K.C. Burke (Eds.), Oxford Monographs on Geology and Geophysics, Chapter 5, 100-115.
- Upchurch, G. R., Jr., B. L. Otto-Bliesner, and C. Scotese, 1998: Vegetation-atmosphere interactions and their role in global warming during the latest Cretaceous. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B, 353, 1-17.
- Otto-Bliesner, B. L., and G. R. Upchurch, Jr., 1997: Vegetation-induced warming of high latitudes during the latest Cretaceous. Nature, 385, 804-807.
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- Otto-Bliesner, B. L., 1995: Continental drift, runoff and weathering feedbacks: Implications from climate model experiments. J. Geophy. Res., 100, 11537-11548.
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Bette L. Otto-Bliesner
Climate Change Research
National Center for Atmospheric Research
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