Matthew Koszuta (grad student)

I study the regional impacts of global warming on the western US hydroclimate. I’m especially interested in the mechanisms governing the change in orographic precipitation, which is not well constrained theoretically and not well resolved in global climate models.

Andrew Mandovi (grad student)

I study the relationship between the global hydrologic cycle and water isotopes. I’m also interested in local and regional responses to climate change, ice-ocean-atmosphere interaction, Atlantic meridional overturning circulation, and planetary climates.

Andreas Sandino (undergraduate)

I’m a senior in Bioengineering who decided to pursue research in meteorology. I’m running simulations using the Weather Research and Forecasting model to evaluate the impact of marine heat waves like the “Blob” on storms and precipitation in the PNW.

Miranda Seghers (undergraduate)

I’m a physics major using simple models to investigate how abrupt changes in the ocean circulation and ocean heat transport affect the zonal-mean hydrologic cycle and precipitation isotopes at high latitudes.

Past group members

Alan Huston (undergraduate, honors college)

Alan wrote his senior thesis examining the relative importance of forced vs. natural climate variability on glacier fluctuations over the last millennium. This work was also published in The Cryosphere.

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