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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.

Featured Publications

Global warming has increased global economic inequality



Diffenbaugh, N.S., and M. Burke. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116 (20), 9808-9813, 2019.

Recent warming of landfalling atmospheric rivers along the west coast of the United States



Gonzales, K.R., D.L. Swain, K.M. Nardi, E.A. Barnes, and N.S. Diffenbaugh. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 124. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JD029860, 2019.

Strengthened scientific support for the Endangerment Finding for atmospheric greenhouse gases



Philip B Duffy, Christopher B Field, Noah S Diffenbaugh, Scott C Doney, Zoe Dutton, Sherri Goodman, Lisa Heinzerling, Solomon Hsiang, David B Lobell, Loretta J Mickley, Samuel Myers, Susan M Natali, Camille Parmesan, Susan Tierney, A Park Williams. Science 363 (6427), eaat5982, 2019.