Barbara Brown

Barbara G. Brown is Director of the Joint Numerical Testbed (JNT) program in the Research Applications Laboratory of the National Center for Atmospheric Research. The JNT provides support for community codes, forecast verification tools, and testing and evaluation of numerical weather prediction models and forecasts to facilitate the transition of research capabilities into operational forecasting. Her research interests include weather and climate applications of statistics, including forecast evaluation and development of advanced user-focused verification approaches; measuring user needs and forecast value; probability forecasts and forecast uncertainty; statistical forecasting methods; and weather and climate extremes. She is past chair, and member, of the World Meteorological Organization's Joint Working Group on Forecast Verification Research and is a recognized international expert on the development and application of methods to evaluate forecasts and models. Barbara has served on several advisory committees, including an NRC committee on uncertainty in weather and climate forecasts. She is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and is Chair of the AMS Committee on Probability and Statistics. Barbara has a B.S. degree in statistics from Colorado State University and M.S. degrees in environmental sciences and statistics from the University of Virginia and Oregon State University, respectively.