Patricia A (Pat) Phoebus, MS

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Pat Phoebus, an AMS Member, a Fellow of the AMS, and a member of the AMS Council from 2011 to 2014, is the Interagency Coordinator of the Naval Research Laboratory's Marine Meteorology Division in Monterey, California. Ms. Phoebus represents MMD in various positions on international forums, multi-agency organizations, boards and committees; recommends new programmatic directions in response to operational and technical needs; and acts as the liaison for the growing number of major research initiatives that cut across NRL, external agencies and institutes. She is the Navy Associate Director of the multiagency Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation and a Navy representative on the Joint Action Group for Operational Community Modeling, reporting to the National Committee for Operational Processing Centers under the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology. Ms. Phoebus serves as a liaison for MMD on matters related to the new multiagency Earth System Prediction Capability initiative, and was on the Technology Transfer Committee for its companion, the National Unified Operational Prediction Capability initiative. From 1997–2011, Ms. Phoebus was the MMD Associate Superintendent, where she worked closely with the Superintendent in managing and directing the MMD research program (approximately 100 projects and a $25M budget); interacted frequently with customers and sponsors; and supervised MMD's administrative, financial and IT support functions. Ms. Phoebus has over 32 years of multiagency, multidisciplinary federal government experience—half in management, half in R&D—including 25 years as a meteorologist and oceanographer in the Navy's corporate laboratory environment, 3 years in data assimilation R&D at the National Centers for Environmental Prediction, and 3 years instructing and writing course material at the Naval Postgraduate School. She is the recipient of several awards for product transitions, as well as the NRL Alan Berman Research Publication Award. Ms. Phoebus graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in mathematics and, after teaching for a few years, returned to the University of Oklahoma full-time to complete an interdisciplinary Master's degree in meteorology, mathematics, and physics. She has additional graduate course work in meteorology and oceanography from University of Oklahoma, the Naval Postgraduate School, Louisiana State University, and the University of Southern Mississippi. Ms. Phoebus served on the AMS Board for School and Popular Meteorological and Oceanographic Education from 1996–2000. She is also a member of the American Geophysical Union.



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