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Dr. Bette Otto-Bliesner

Climate and Global Dynamics Division
National Center for Atmospheric Research
P.O. Box 3000
80307-3000 Boulder

Expertise & Interests

  +1 303 497 1723

Overview / specialty        My research interests are in using computer-based models of Earth's climate to investigate past climate change and climate variability across a wide range of time scales. I am particularly interested in climate change forced naturally over the glacial-interglacial cycles of the last million years.
Official PAGES function(s)        PALSEA2 Steering Committee Member / QUIGS Leadership Team/CVAS Science Committee
Official functions (outside of PAGES)       
PAGES interests        PALSEA2, CVAS - Climate Variability Across Scales
Topics        Climate variability



Liu, Z., B.L. Otto-Bliesner, et al., 2009: Transient simulation of last deglaciation with a new mechanism for Bolling-Allerod warming, Science, 325, 310-314.

Otto-Bliesner, B.L., C.D. Hewitt, T.M. Marchitto, E. Brady, A. Abe-Ouchi, M. Crucifix, S. Murakami, and S.L. Weber, 2007: Last Glacial Maximum ocean thermohaline circulation: PMIP2model intercomparisons and data constraints. Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L12706, doi:10.1029/2007GL029475.

Otto-Bliesner, B.L., S. Marshall, J. Overpeck, G. Miller, A. Hu, and CAPE Last Interglacial Project Members, 2006: Simulating Arctic climate warmth and icefield retreat in the last interglaciation. Science, 311, 1751-1753.

Otto-Bliesner, B. L., and G. R. Upchurch, Jr., 1997: Vegetation-induced warming of high latitudes during the latest Cretaceous. Nature, 385, 804-807.

Kutzbach, J. E. and B. L. Otto-Bliesner, 1982: The sensitivity of the African-Asian monsoonal climate to orbital parameter changes for 9000 yr B.P. in a low-resolution general circulation model. J. Atmos. Sci., 39, 1177-1188.