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Lindsay Blank
325 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80305-3328


Lindsay earned her M.S. in Atmospheric Science from North Carolina State University in 2017. That year, she moved to Boulder to begin her professional career at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. In 2021, she dipped her toes in the private sector and joined Spire Global. Lindsay joined the Global Systems Laboratory/Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere in 2023. Her entire career has been focused on verification, from the spatial evaluation of thunderstorms over the Great Plains to the examination of sea ice extent in the North Pole. Her work at GSL is focused on verification efforts serving the aviation community. 

Research Interests

  • Model verification
  • Operational decision support
  • Statistical analysis and techniques
  • The transition of research to operations
  • Predictability of severe weather


  • M.S. in Atmospheric Science from North Carolina State University, 2017
  • B.S. in Meteorology from Millersville University of Pennsylvania, 2014
  • B.S. in Computer Science from Millersville University of Pennsylvania, 2014


  • 2023 - present: Scientific Analyst, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere/Global Systems Laboratory
  • 2021 - 2023: Forecast Verification and Analytics Developer, Spire Global
  • 2018 - 2021: Associate Scientist II, National Center for Atmospheric Research
  • 2014 - 2017: Graduate Research Assistant, North Carolina State University


  • Brown, B., T. G. Jensen, J. Halley Gotway, R. Bullock, E. Gilleland, T. Fowler, K. Newman, D. Adriaansen, L. Blank, T. Burek, M. Harrold, T. Hertneky, C. Kalb, P. Kucera, L. Nance, and J. Wolff, 2020: The Model Evaluation Tools (MET): More than a decade of community-supported forecast verification. Bull Amer. Meteor. Soc., doi:
  • Gallo, B.T., J. Wolff, A.J. Clark, I. Jirak, L.R. Blank, B. Roberts, Y. Wang, C. Zhang, M. Xue, T. Supinie, L. Harris, L. Zhou, and C. Alexander, 2021: Exploring Convection-Allowing Model Evaluation Strategies for Severe Local Storms using the Finite-Volume Cubed (FV3) Model Core. Wea. Forecasting,
  • Gallus, Jr. W. A., J. Wolff, J. Halley Gotway, M. Harrold, L. Blank, and J. Beck, 2018: The impacts of using mixed physics in the Community Leveraged Unified Ensemble. Wea. Forecasting, doi: 

  • 2012 - Present: Member of the American Meteorological Society
  • Member of the 2018 American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting Steering Committee

Honors and Awards
  • 2016: Second Place Winner, Oral Presentation Category, 6th Transition of Research to Operations Conference Student Competition, Awarded by the American Meteorological Society

  • Volunteer, Letters to a Pre-Scientist, 2018 - Present
  • Volunteer, Skype a Scientist, 2019 - Present