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Tanya L. Otte

I specialize in numerical weather prediction and applications of meteorological and regional climate modeling for air quality modeling research, particularly at the regional and local scales.

Tanya Otte

Biographical Information

Name: Tanya L. Otte
Title: Research Physical Scientist

Contact Info:

Atmospheric Modeling and Analysis Division
National Exposure Research Laboratory
Environmental Protection Agency
109 TW Alexander Drive
Rsearch Triangle Park, NC 27711

Phone: 919-541-7533
email: otte.tanya@epa.gov

Education
B.S., Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Minor: Mathematics, Rutgers University, 1991
M.S., Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University, 1994

Professional Experience
Research Physical Scientist, USEPA/ORD/NERL/AMAD/AMB, Research Triangle Park, NC, 2008 - Present
Meteorologist, NOAA Atmospheric Sciences Modeling Division (in partnership with USEPA/NERL), Research Triangle Park, NC, 1998 - 2008
(Supervisory) Meteorologist, Air Force Weather Agency, Offutt Air Force Base, NE, 1995 - 1998

Selected Awards and Honors:
EPA/ORD/NERL/AMAD Blue Ribbon Paper Award, 2011
As a coauthor of Otte and Pleim, Geosci. Mod. Dev., 2010: one of four best published articles from AMAD in 2010.

EPA/ORD/NERL/AMAD Blue Ribbon Paper Award, 2011
As a coauthor of Foley et al., Geosci. Mod. Dev., 2010: one of four best published articles from AMAD in 2010.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Gold Medal, 2009
For scientific leadership in the successful transition of air quality modeling research to operations, to produce reliable air quality forecasts over the Continental United States.

EPA/ORD/National Exposure Research Laboratory Special Achievement Award, 2009
For outstanding achievement in support of NERL Goal 5 – Anticipate Future Environmental Issues for advancements in the NERL Climate and Air Quality Program.

EPA/ORD Honor Award for Exceptional/Outstanding ORD Technical Assistance to the Regions or Program Offices, 2008
For developing and implementing numerous scientific upgrades to the CMAQ model system which facilitates research to OAR staff as well as the public.

EPA Special Accomplishment Achievement Award, 2008
For contributions toward the successful completion and delivery of the NERL Annual Performance Measure (APM) #398, entitled “CMAQ Model System Release and Evaluation, including Improved Capability for Aerosol Processes, especially Secondary Organic Aerosol Production.

NOAA Cash in Your Account, 2007
For contributions toward the successful completion and delivery of the NERL Annual Performance Measure (APM) #85, entitled “Incorporation of Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Meteorological Model into CMAQ Modeling System.”

U.S. Department of Commerce Silver Medal, 2005
For exceptional achievement in developing, testing, and implementing national air quality forecasting in less than two years.

Community Modeling and Analysis System Award of Appreciation, 2005
In recognition of outstanding achievements in advancing and promoting the ideals of the community modeling paradigm, specifically related to the development and support of the Meteorology-Chemistry Interface Processor (MCIP) for the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) modeling community.

U.S. EPA Bronze Medal, 2004
For exceptional achievements as a member of the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) Modeling Team in developing and evaluating the nation’s premier numerical air quality model that is being used by EPA, Regional Planning Organizations, States, NOAA, and others in assessing, managing, and forecasting the nation’s air quality.

U.S. EPA Bronze Medal, 1999
For outstanding team research achievement in the development and evaluation of the Models-3 Computational Framework and the Community Multi-Scale Air Quality Modeling System.

U.S. Air Force Commendation, 1998

Outstanding Leadership Award, 1998
For leadership and community service to AFGWC-sponsored Weather Explorer Post 999.

U.S. Air Force Notable Achievement Award, 1998

U.S. Air Force Merewether Award, 1997
For development and implementation of operational numerical weather prediction system based on MM5.

Air Weather Service Civilian of the Year, 1996

Air Force Global Weather Central Civilian of the Year, 1996

U.S. Air Force Notable Achievement Award, 1995
For outstanding service during catastrophic supercomputer outage when traditional recovery methods were ineffective.

 

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