Dr. Philip Mote, Director

Philip Mote is the director of OCS and OCCRI, as well as a professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. His current research interests include regional climate modeling with a superensemble generated by volunteers’ personal computers, and the influence of climate change on western US snowpack. He is the co-leader of the NOAA-funded Climate Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC) for the Northwest, and also of the Northwest Climate Science Center for the US Department of the Interior.  He has served as a lead author for the Fourth and Fifth Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), on three US National Climate Assessments, and seven reports of the National Academy of Sciences. He is President-Elect of the Global Environmental Change Focus Group of the American Geophysical Union.  He earned a BA in Physics from Harvard University and a PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington. He is the former Washington State Climatologist.