Michael McPhaden



Dr. Michael McPhaden

NOAA Senior Scientist
NOAA/Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, Washington 98115
Staff Affiliation: NOAA/PMEL
PMEL Division: Ocean Climate
PMEL Project: Global Tropical Moored Buoy Array


  • 1998-present Senior Scientist, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, Washington
  • 1993-present Affiliate Professor, School of Oceanography, University of Washington
  • 1992-present Director, Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) Array Project Office,Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, Washington
  • 1990-present Senior Fellow, Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, University of Washington
  • 1990-1993 Affiliate Associate Professor, School of Oceanography, University of Washington
  • 1988-1990 Affiliate Assistant Professor, School of Oceanography, University of Washington
  • 1987-present Senior Fellow, Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, University of Hawaii
  • 1986-1998 Oceanographer (various ranks), Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, Washington
  • 1984-1986 Research Assistant Professor, School of Oceanography, University of Washington
  • 1982-1984 Visiting Research Scientist, Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, University of Washington
  • 1980-1982 Research Scientist, Oceanography Section, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Education

  • Ph.D. , Scripps Institution of Oceanography

    1980 Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Ph.D., Physical Oceanography; Dissertation title: "Models of the Equatorial Ocean Circulation"

  • MBA, Rotterdam School

    1973 State University of New York at Buffalo, B.S., Physics, magna cum laude