Steven J. Fletcher is a Research Scientist III at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) at Colorado State University, where he is the lead scientist on the development of non-Gaussian based data assimilation theory for variational, PSAS, and hybrid systems.
He has worked extensively with the Naval Research Laboratory in Monterey in development of their data assimilation system, as well as working with the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA)’s Environmental Prediction Centers (EMC) data assimilation system. Dr. Fletcher is extensively involved with the American Geophysical Union (AGU)’s Fall meeting planning committee, having served on the committee since 2013 as the representative of the Nonlinear Geophysics section. He has also been the lead organizer and science program committee member for the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation Summer Colloquium on Satellite Data Assimilation since 2016. In 2017 Dr. Fletcher became a fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society.