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Missy Petty

GSL Staff Profiles
Title
Associate Director for Administration of Global Systems Laboratory
Email
melissa.a.petty@noaa.gov
Phone
303-497-4850
Address
DSRC
325 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80305-3328
Affiliation
Federal

Professional Profile

Missy Petty, GSL Associate Director for Administration
Missy Petty serves as the Associate Director for Administration in the Global Systems Laboratory (GSL). In this role, she oversees the administrative and financial functions of GSL, including budget formulation and execution, personnel administration, grants and contracts preparation, acquisitions, interagency agreements, property management, safety, security, and other functions.

Before joining GSL’s Office of the Director, Missy worked for the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) as a GSL affiliate, serving as Chief of GSL’s Forecast Impact and Quality Assessment Section (FIQAS). In this role, she worked closely with the National Weather Service, Federal Aviation Administration, and other stakeholders to advance operationally-relevant forecast evaluation techniques and technologies, leading a multidisciplinary team of scientists and software engineers to perform formal, in-depth product assessments and develop related evaluation tools and decision support systems.

Missy’s career began as a software engineer at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, where she was involved in the implementation of various forecast systems, including aviation weather forecasts for turbulence and ceiling and visibility, and a statistical forecast system that is used in multiple market segments. This was followed by a period in the private sector working for SAP, one of the market leaders in enterprise application software. She returned to the atmospheric science community as a software engineer in FIQAS, developing automated data processing and analysis systems to support forecast verification.

Education

  • Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 
  • M.S., Mathematics, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 
  • B.A., Mathematics with Physics minor, Millsaps College, Jackson, MS 

Linked-In

www.linkedin.com/in/melissa-petty

Publications

Abboud, A.W., K.R. Fenton, J.P. Lehmer, B.A. Fehringer, J.P. Gentle, T.R. McJunkin, K.L. Le Blanc, M.A. Petty, and M.S. Wandishin, 2019: Coupling Computational Fluid Dynamics with the High Resolution Rapid Refresh Model for Forecasting Dynamic Line Ratings. Electric Power Systems Research, 170, 326-337.

Richey, M. (1997): Mapping the Cantor Set onto [0,1]. Mathematics Magazine, Vol 70, No 1, pp. 57-58.

Technical Reports

Fenton, K.R., D.M. Mueller, T.R. Peevey, M.S. Wandishin, and M.A. Petty, 2019: Ceiling and Visibility Analysis Products Assessment. Report to the Federal Aviation Administration, 91 pp.

Melling, L.D., A.G. Laing, M.S. Wandishin, J.E. Hart, and M.A. Petty, 2019: Ensemble Prediction of Oceanic Convective Hazards (EPOCH) Assessment: Part II. NOAA Technical Memorandum, OAR GSD-65, 59 pp.

Fenton, K.R., D.M. Mueller, T.R. Peevey, M.S. Wandishin, and M.A. Petty, 2018: Ceiling and Visibility Analysis Products Assessment: Warm Season. Report to the Federal Aviation Administration, 90 pp.

Fenton, K.R. J.E. Hart, M.S. Wandishin, and M.A. Petty, 2017: Icing Product Alaska Diagnosis (IPA-D) Assessment. NOAA Technical Memorandum, OAR GSD-59, 59 pp.

Wandishin, M.S., L. Paulik, J.E. Hart, and M.A. Petty, 2016: Icing Product Alaska (IPA). NOAA Technical Memorandum, OAR GSD-58, 54 pp.

Laing. A., M.S. Wandishin, J.E. Hart, M. Petty, 2018: Assessment of Graphical Turbulence Guidance, Global (GTG-G), Part I. NOAA Technical Memorandum, OAR GSD-60, 31 pp.

G.J. Layne, S. Yorgun, M.S. Wandishin, M.A. Petty, 2016: Evaluation of the Human- and Auto-generated CCFP. Report to the Federal Aviation Administration, 24 pp.

Wandishin, M.S., L. Paulik, J.E. Hart, B.J. Etherton, and M.A. Petty, 2016: Assessment of the Graphical Turbulence Guidance, Nowcast (GTGN). NOAA Technical Memorandum, OAR GSD-54, 25 pp.

Yorgun, S., G. Layne, M.S. Wandishin, and M.A. Petty, 2016: Technique development for verification to support uncertainty information available in probabilistic forecasts. Report to the Federal Aviation Administration, 18 pp.

Etherton, B.J.; M.S. Wandishin, L.A. Paulik, G.J. Layne, and M.A. Petty, 2014: Assessment of the Multi-Radar/Multi-Sensor System (MRMS) and thhe Corridor Integrated Weather System (CIWS). NOAA Technical Memorandum, OAR GSD-57.

Wandishin, M.S., L. Paulik, J. Hart, B.J. Etherton, and M.A. Petty, 2014: Assessment of the Graphical Turbulence Guidance, version 3 (GTG3), NOAA Technical Memorandum, OAR GSD-53, 40 pp.

Etherton, B.J., M.S. Wandishin, J.E. Hart, G.J. Layne, M.H. Leon, and M.A. Petty, 2014: Assessment of the Current Icing Potential (CIP) and Forecast Icing Potential (FIP), version 1.1. NOAA Technical Memorandum, OAR GSD-52, 17 pp.