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Michael Kraus

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Chief - Evaluation and Decision Support Division
Office Number
325 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80305-3328

Professional Profile

Dr. Michael Kraus

Chief of Global Systems Laboratory's Evaluation and Decision Support Division

Research Interests

  • Product development for the Advanced Weather Information Processing System, Version II (AWIPS-II)    
  • Impact-based forecast verification techniques
  • Application of probabilistic forecast information to inform decisions  
  • Use of Social Science in developing decision support strategies


  • B.S. in Geology and Geophysics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • M.S. in Meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • PhD in Meteorology from McGill University


  • Weather Systems, Advanced Development Program Manager with the Air Force Geophysics Laboratory
  • Weather Impact Project Lead for the Advanced Ballistic Re-Entry Systems Test Program, based at Kwajalein Missile Range, Marshall Islands
  • Research in Doppler Radar Investigation of Severe Storms

Professional Activities

  • American Meteorological Society

Honors and Awards

  • 2005 - Department of Commerce Bronze Medal: Participated in the Boulder Planning and Transition Team, which created the Earth System Research Laboratory