Phil Mote

Phil Mote
Professor, Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Oregon State University

REACCH Connection: 

Dr. Mote contributes to REACCH through dynamically down-scaled climate models to give the most accurate climate projections for the region. He also leads Climate Impacts Research Consortium for the Northwest, one of REACCH's partners.


Philip W. Mote is a professor in the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University, director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute ( for the Oregon University System, and director of Oregon Climate Services (state climate office). Dr. Mote's current research interests include scenario development, regional climate modeling with a superensemble generated by volunteers' personal computers, and adaptation to climate change. He is the co-leader of the NOAA-funded Climate Impacts Research Consortium for the Northwest, and also of the DOI-funded Climate Science Center for the Northwest. He led the Pacific Northwest contribution to the first US National Assessment and has served on numerous author teams for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the National Research Council (NRC), and others, including the NRC Panel on Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change. He earned a B.A. in physics from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences from the University of Washington.


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