Adrienne Wootten

South Central Climate Science Center

Ph.D., Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences (North Carolina State University), M.S., Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences (North Carolina State University), B.S., Meteorology (North Carolina State University)

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Adrienne graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Meteorology and concentration in Statistics in 2008 from North Carolina State University. While in her undergraduate program she was involved in several consulting projects through the Environmental Statistics Practicum program, with clients including the Maryland Department of the Environment, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. After she began working at the State Climate Office, Adrienne was also hired as contractor by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Atmospheric Modeling and Analysis Division. In Fall 2011, Adrienne received her Master’s degree in Atmospheric Science from North Carolina State University, specifically focusing on statistical downscaling of precipitation for seasonal forecasting in the Southeast U.S. Her doctorate research focused on the uncertainty associated with dynamic and statistical downscaling in climate projections across the Southeast United States and Puerto Rico. She is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the South Central Climate Science Center (SCCSC) where she continues to work on evaluating downscaled climate projections and assessing stationarity and uncertainty. She also serves as the liaison between the SCCSC headquarters in Norman and consortium partners at the NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. She also continues to actively engage with multiple sectors to assist stakeholders using downscaled climate projection data appropriately for their needs in the South Central U.S. Aside from serving on the ECCF Editorial Board, a former SECSC Global Change Research Fellow, and works with tribal nations and municipalities across the South Central U.S. interested in the impacts of climate change.