Brant Foote

Director of NCAR's Research Applications Laboratory

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Area of expertise
severe storms, cloud physics, short-term forecasting, predicting weather hazards for aircraft, weather modification

Foote is director of NCAR's Research Applications Laboratory, which applies technology to help protect society from the impacts of potentially hazardous weather events. He oversees research into forecasting floods, alerting aircraft to turbulence and icing, identifying icy areas on highways, seeding clouds, safeguarding society from the release of toxic chemicals into the air, and testing weather forecasting models. Foote also is developing programs to begin to prepare policy makers for the impacts of climate change. He is a meteorologist by training and an expert in cloud physics, severe weather, and radar meteorology.