Climate, Atmospheric Science & Physical Oceanography

Research Interests

  • Climate variability and water resources in the western US and similar regions around the world
  • Past, present, and future characteristics and impacts of synoptic-to-mesoscale atmospheric features producing extreme precipitation
  • Meteorological drivers of landslides and debris flows
  • Science literacy and communication of weather, climate, and climate change information
  • Usability of imagery and web-based applications providing weather and climate information


  • PhD, Atmospheric Science, University of Nevada, Reno
  • M.S., Atmospheric Science, University of Nevada, Reno
  • PBSCE, Secondary Science Education (Teaching Credential), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • B.A., Geography, UC Santa Barbara