Emily Becker

Associate Scientist, NOAA Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies, University of Miami Rosenstiel School

Dr. Becker recently joined the University of Miami’s Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) as an Associate Scientist, following ten years with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. Her specialties include subseasonal and seasonal climate prediction and predictability, diagnostics and prediction of weather and climate extremes, large-scale climate variability, and public outreach. She is the lead writer for NOAA climate.gov’s ENSO Blog, where she covers topics such as El Niño/Southern Oscillation, seasonal prediction, and current events in weather and climate for a wide readership.

Becker has been involved with the North American Multi-Model Ensemble since its inception in 2011, including development, operational production, and support for the user community; she has also published several research papers on the topic. She served as co-chair of the US CLIVAR panel on Predictability, Predictions, and Application Interface from 2017–18, and is currently a member of the AMS Applied Climatology Committee. Becker received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in 2009.