Research focus

Climate variability and change are affecting human and natural systems – it has done so in the past and will continue to do so in the future. Advancing our understanding and predictive capabilities of the pace and magnitude of climate variability and change is critical to inform how to best manage the associated impacts.

I aim to understand the physical mechanisms and dynamics that give rise to climate variability and change through a combination of models, observations, and theory. Beyond that, I strive to connect my research outcomes to impacts on the ground, primarily investigating how climate variability and change affects terrestrial hydroclimate with a focus on water resources.

Current projects:

  • CLIVAR Working Group on Large Ensembles with Earth System Models (project website); Funding: NSF
  • Improving the reliability of southwestern US water supply forecasting in the face of climate variability; Funding: Reclamation
  • Short-range forecasts of weather-driven channel losses and gains on the Lower Colorado River; Funding: Reclamation

Other projects:

  • Hydrologic sensitivities of North American watersheds and their representation in Earth System Models
  • Drought risk trajectories under different external forcing agents
  • World Weather Attribution group (floods and droughts)

 

 

 

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