Director, International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)
Goddard’s affiliation with the IRI began in 1995, after receiving her Ph.D. in atmospheric and oceanic sciences from Princeton University. Goddard’s research focuses on developing methodologies used to produce climate forecast information from seasonal to multi-decadal timescales. She is part of a team that studies climate dynamics and potential predictability; assesses climate prediction tools; advances strategies for research, development, and implementation of climate forecasts; and produces the seasonal Net Assessment forecasts for the IRI. She has developed tools and analysis methods used for examining and comparing the data from the general circulation models used for climate forecasting. Goddard’s research mainly focuses on climate dynamics and climate predictability, with a continuing interest in El Niño and an increasing interest in climate change and decadal variability.