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The Climate and Earth System Dynamics Group is led by Prof. Noah S. Diffenbaugh. Our research takes an integrated approach to understanding climate dynamics and climate impacts by probing the interface between physical processes and natural and human vulnerabilities. This interface spans a range of spatial and temporal scales, and a number of climate system processes. Much of the group's work has focused on the role of fine-scale processes in shaping climate change impacts, including studies of extreme weather, water resources, agriculture, human health, and poverty vulnerability.

News

Nov 4 2020
Congratulations to Frances Davenport, who has received the Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship from Stanford University. Congratulations Frances!!!
Nov 3 2020
Congratulations to Amina Ly, who has passed her Qualifying Exam. Congratulations Amina!!!

Featured Publications

Contribution of historical precipitation change to US flood damages



Davenport, F.V., M. Burke and N.S. Diffenbaugh, Contribution of historical precipitation change to United States flood damages, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118 (4), e2017524118, 2021.

Climate change is increasing the risk of extreme autumn wildfire conditions across California



Goss, M., D.L. Swain, J. Abatzoglou, A. Sarhadi, C. Kolden, A.P. Williams and N.S. Diffenbaugh, Climate change is increasing the risk of extreme autumn wildfire conditions across California, Environmental Research Letters, 15(9), 094016, 2020.

Moisture‐ versus wind‐dominated flavors of atmospheric rivers



Gonzales, K.R., D.L. Swain, E.A. Barnes and N.S. Diffenbaugh, Moisture‐ versus wind‐dominated flavors of atmospheric rivers, Geophysical Research Letters, 47, e2020GL090042, 2020.