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CIRA Fellow

Mark DeMaria

Senior Research Scientist

Mailing Address:
CIRA/CSU
1375 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523
  • Office Location:
    CIRA room 40
  • 970-491-8607
About Me:

Research Interests:

Tropical and Satellite Meteorology

Dr. Mark DeMaria is a senior research scientist at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere at Colorado State University. His current research interests include the development of new methods for tropical cyclone analysis and forecasting with an emphasis on satellite observations, and estimating forecast uncertainty using model ensembles and machine learning techniques.

He spent most of his career at NOAA working in research and operations at the NWS National Hurricane Center, NESDIS/STAR and the OAR Hurricane Research Division. DeMaria was the lead developer of several guidance models used at the National Hurricane Center, including their tropical cyclone wind speed probability model and several statistical tropical cyclone intensity forecast models. He has received several awards from NOAA and the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and is an AMS Fellow. Since 1981, DeMaria has authored or co-authored more than 90 articles on tropical cyclones, numerical weather prediction, and satellite and mesoscale meteorology in the refereed literature.