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Ken Fenton
Physical Scientist
325 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80305-3328


Ken Fenton, Physical Scientist, Deputy Chief, Weather Informatics and Decision Support (WIDS) Division

Ken Fenton is a Physical Scientist at NOAA’s Global Systems Laboratory (GSL) and is the Deputy Chief for the Weather Informatics and Decision Support Division, which evaluates aviation weather forecast products for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Weather Service (NWS), and develops weather decision support services. His primary focus is on forecast impact and quality assessment for decision support, where he develops operationally-relevant verification techniques and performs in-depth evaluations of product quality in the context of operational impacts.  Prior to joining GSL, Ken served for eight years as a weather officer in the United States Air Force.  During that time, he led several teams responsible for global weather forecasting and software development while being stationed in Hawaii, Ohio, Nebraska, and Qatar.  Ken earned an undergraduate degree in meteorology from the United States Air Force Academy, a master's degree in Applied Physics from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.