Dr Bette L Otto-Bliesner

Dr Bette L Otto-Bliesner
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Climate and Global Dynamics
1850 Table Mesa Drive
Fields of interest
Climate dynamics and paleoclimate modeling; atmosphere-ocean-sea ice-biosphere interactions; abrupt climate change
Description of scientific projects
Numerous paleoclimate modeling projects, particularly but not limited to, the Quaternary and Pliocene. We use the NCAR Community Climate System Model (CCSM) to understand the forcings and feedbacks in the climate system, physical and biogeochemical, for past warm and cold climate regimes and the transitions between them. Current projects include the Last Interglaciation, the Last Glacial Maximum, the Holocene, and abrupt climate changes during the glacial-interglacial transition and during the current interglacial.