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Noah Diffenbaugh

Noah Diffenbaugh
Title:Associate Professor; Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment
Primary Affiliation:Department of Environmental Earth System Science
Other Affiliations:Earth Systems, E-IPER, Woods Institute for the Environment, Senior Fellow
Office Location:Y2E2  353
Research Group:Climate and Earth System Dynamics Group
Phone:(650) 725-7510
E-mail:diffenbaugh@stanford.edu

Biographical Information

Dr. Noah Diffenbaugh is an Associate Professor in the School of Earth Sciences and Senior Fellow in the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University. His research interests are centered on the dynamics and impacts of climate variability and change, including the role of humans as a coupled component of the climate system. Much of his 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. Dr. Diffenbaugh is currently a Lead Author for Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and a member of the National Academy of Sciences Ad Hoc Committee on Effects of Provisions in the Internal Revenue Code on Greenhouse Gas Emissions. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Atmospheric Sciences Section of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), as an Editor of Geophysical Research Letters, and as a Member Representative to the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). Dr. Diffenbaugh is a recipient of the James R. Holton Award from the American Geophysical Union, a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation, and a Terman Fellowship from Stanford University. He has also been recognized a Kavli Fellow by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and as a Google Science Communication Fellow. Before coming to Stanford, he was a member of the faculty of Purdue University, where he was a University Faculty Scholar and served as Interim Director of the Purdue Climate Change Research Center (PCCRC).

Teaching

Dr. Diffenbaugh teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in climate dynamics, climate change, Earth system science, global environmental change, and general Earth Science. He advises doctoral and master's students in the Department of Environmental Earth System Science and the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER), and undergraduate and co-terminal master's students in the interdisciplinary Earth Systems program. He is currently the Director of the Goldman Undergraduate Honors Program in Environmental Science, Technology and Policy.

Education

  • 2003 | Ph.D. Earth Sciences University of California, Santa Cruz
  • 1997 | M.S. Earth Systems, Stanford University
  • 1997 | B.S. Earth Systems, Stanford University

Professional Experience

  • 2013 - present | Associate Professor of Environmental Earth System Science Stanford University
  • 2013 - present | Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment Stanford University
  • 2009 - 2013 | Assistant Professor of Environmental Earth System Science Stanford University
  • 2009 - 2013 | Center Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment Stanford University
  • 2008 - 2009 | Associate Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Purdue University
  • 2004 - 2008 | Assistant Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Purdue University
  • 2003 - 2004 | Postgraduate Research Earth Scientist University of California, Santa Cruz

Honors & Awards

  • 2013 – 2015 | Stanford Fellow, Stanford University
  • 2011 | Google Science Communication Fellow
  • 2010 | Kavli Fellow, U.S. National Academy of Sciences
  • 2010 - Present | NSF CAREER Award
  • “2011 Highlights”, Environmental Research Letters, Diffenbaugh et al., ERL, 2011
  • Fifth Anniversary Collection, Environmental Research Letters, Diffenbaugh et al., ERL, 2011
  • Fifth Anniversary Collection, Environmental Research Letters, Jackson et al., ERL, 2008
  • 2010 | AGU Research Spotlight, Diffenbaugh and Ashfaq, GRL, 2010
  • 2009 - Present | Terman Fellowship, Stanford University
  • 2009 | University Faculty Scholar, Purdue University
  • 2009 | “2009 Highlights,” Environmental Research Letters, Ahmed et al., ERL, 2009
  • 2008 | NSF Highlight of significant achievement toward strategic outcome goals, Trapp et al., PNAS, 2007
  • 2008 | “Best of 2008,” Environmental Research Letters, Jackson et al., ERL, 2008
  • 2008 | “Best of 2008,” Environmental Research Letters, Diffenbaugh et al., ERL, 2008
  • 2007 | Purdue President's Nominee - Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering
  • 2006 | James R. Holton Award, Atmospheric Sciences Section, AGU
  • 2002 - 2003 | ARCS Foundation Scholar
  • 2000 - 2001 | University of California Regents Fellowship

University Service

  • 2013 - Present | Faculty Advisory Board, Introductory Seminar Program
  • 2013 - Present | Faculty Committee, Sustainable Urban Systems initiative
  • 2013 - Present | Search Committee (co-Chair), Coastal Human-Environment Systems
  • 2012 - Present | Director, Goldman Honors Program in Environmental Science, Technology and Policy
  • 2012 - Present | Faculty Mentor, Stanford Leland Scholars Program
  • 2011 - 2012 | Member, Stanford University Sustainability 2.0 faculty committee
  • 2012 | Faculty Mentor, MUIR Woods Undergraduate Research Program, Stanford University
  • 2012 - Present | Academic Guidance Committee, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER)
  • 2010 – Present | Faculty Mentor, School of Earth Sciences High School Intern Program, Stanford University
  • 2010 - Present | Graduate Admissions Committee, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER)
  • 2010 – Present | Co-Term Advisor, Earth Systems Program, Stanford University
  • 2010 - Present | Pre-Major Advisor, Stanford University
  • 2010 - Present | Undergraduate Education Committee, School of Earth Sciences
  • 2010 - Present | Scientific Research Computing Facility Faculty Committee
  • 2010 - 2011 | Environmental Forum Organizing Committee, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University
  • 2009 - Present | Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of Environmental Earth System Science
  • 2009 - Present | Committee of the Whole, Earth Systems Program
  • 2009 - Present | Affiliated Faculty, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER)

Professional Activities

     
  • 2013 | Congressional Testimony, Forum on Climate Change, Safe Climate Caucus, U.S. House of Representatives, September 17, 2013
  • 2013 | Climate Science Day on Capitol Hill, Geological Society of America, February 26-27, 2013
  • 2012 | Climate Science Day on Capitol Hill, American Association for the Advancement of Science, January 31-February 1, 2012
  • 2012 - Present | Member, Science Advisory Board, Climate Change Science Institute, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • 2011 – Present | Member, National Academy of Sciences Ad Hoc Committee on Effects of Provisions in the Internal Revenue Code on Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • 2010 - Present | Lead Author, Working Group II, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • 2009 - Present | Editor, Geophysical Research Letters
  • 2010 - Present | Stanford University Member Representative, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
  • 2011 | Climate Science Day on Capitol Hill, American Geophysical Union, February 16-17, 2011
  • 2011 | Organizing Committee, Los Alamos Institute for Advanced Studies Workshop on Simulating the Spatial-Temporal Patterns of Anthropogenic Climate Change
  • 2010 | Organizing Committee, Climate Change Modeling and Scaling Workshop for the U.S. National Climate Assessment
  • 2010 | Co-Director, Fifth ICTP Workshop on the Theory and Use of Regional Climate Models, May, 2010, Trieste, Italy
  • 2009 - Present | Adjunct Associate Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University
  • 2009 | DOE Climate Change Science: Focus Group, July 27-28, 2009, Washington, D.C.
  • 2009 | Co-Chair, Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology General Contributions, 2009 American Geophysical Union Joint Assembly, May 24-29, 2009, Toronto, Canada
  • 2008 - Present | Executive Committee, Atmospheric Sciences Section, American Geophysical Union
  • 2008 - 2009 | Atmospheric Science Section Representative, Eos Advisory Board, American Geophysical Union
  • 2008 - 2009 | Interim Director, Purdue Climate Change Research Center, Purdue University
  • 2008 | Coordinating Lead Author, Climate Change in Indiana: Initial Analyses of Impacts and Opportunities, an analysis of S.2191 prepared at the request of U.S. Senator Richard Lugar’s office
  • 2008 | Co-Chair, Transitioning Out of the Mid-Holocene Climate: An Evaluation of Land-Ocean Proxy Records and Model Simulations, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 15-19, 2008
  • 2008 | Co-Chair, Regional-Scale Forcing of Climate, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 15-19, 2008
  • 2007 - 2008 | Contributing Author, CCSP Synthesis and Assessment Product 3.4, Abrupt Climate Change, Hydrologic Variability and Change, Chapter 3.
  • 2007 - Present | Proposal Panelist – DOE (National Lab Climate Change Scientific Focus Areas; Regional Models for Climate Change Integrated Assessment); NASA (Modeling, Analysis, and Prediction); NOAA (Climate Prediction Program for the Americas); NSF (CDI-II); U.S. CLIVAR (Drought in Coupled Models Project)
  • 2007 - Present | Book Chapter Referee – Climate Impact Hotspots: Key Vulnerable Regions and Climate Change
  • 2007 - Present | Report Referee – California Energy Commission, State of Washington
  • 2007 - Present | Member, Terrestrial Ecosystems and Climate Policy Working Group, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
  • 2006 - Present | Short Term Visitor, Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
  • 2006 | Co-Guest Editor, Glacial-Interglacial Climate of the Past 160,000 Years: New Insights from Data and Models, Special Issue, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 236(1-2), 1-168, 2006
  • 2006 | Contributor, Agency Technical Working Group, Potential Effects of Climate Change on New Mexico, State of New Mexico
  • 2003 - Present | Journal Manuscript Referee – Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Atmospheric Research, Climate Dynamics, Climate Research, Climatic Change, Earth Interactions, Eos, Geology, Geophysical Research Letters, Global and Planetary Change, International Journal of Climatology, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, Journal of Climate, Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, Journal of Hydrometeorology, Limnology and Oceanography, Meteorological Applications, Nature, Paleoceanography, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Quaternary International, Quaternary Research, Quaternary Science Reviews, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Water Resources Management
  • 2003 | Co-Chair, Climate of the Last Glacial-Interglacial Cycle: New Insights From Models and Data, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 8-12, 2003

Courses Taught

  • 2013 (Autumn) | EARTHSYS 41N The Global Warming Paradox
  • 2013 (Spring) | EESS 215 Earth System Dynamics
  • 2013 (Spring) | EARTHSYS 43 The Global Warming Paradox III
  • 2013 (Winter) | EESS 146A/246A Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics 
  • 2013 (Winter) | EARTHSYS 42 The Global Warming Paradox II
  • 2012 (Fall) | EARTHSYS 41N The Global Warming Paradox (IntroSem)
  • 2012 (Spring) | EESS 146B/246B Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics [Enrolled 22]
  • 2012 (Spring) | EESS 215 Earth System Dynamics [Enrolled 24]
  • 2012 (Spring | EARTHSYS 43 The Global Warming Paradox III [Enrolled 5]
  • 2012 (Winter) | EARTHSYS 42 The Global Warming Paradox II [Enrolled 6]
  • 2011 (Fall) | EARTHSYS 41N The Global Warming Paradox (IntroSem) [Enrolled 15]
  • 2011 (Spring) | EESS 215 Earth System Dynamics [Enrolled 12]
  • 2011 (Spring) | EESS 146B/246B Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics [Enrolled 5]
  • 2011 (Winter) | EESS 146A/246A Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics [Enrolled 21]
  • 2010 (Spring) | EESS 215 Earth System Dynamics [Enrolled 9]

Publications

  • 2014 * | Romero-Lankao, P., J.B. Smith, D. Davidson, N.S. Diffenbaugh, P. Kinney, P. Kirshen, P. Kovacs, L. Villers Ruiz, Chapter 26: North America, in C.B. Field et al., Contribution of Working Group II to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report.
  • 2014 * | Diffenbaugh, N.S., D. Stone, P. Thorne, F. Giorgi, B. Hewitson, R. Jones and G.-J. van Oldenborg, Regional climate summary figures (Box CC-RC), in C.B. Field et al., Contribution of Working Group II to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report.
  • 2013 * | Lebassi-Habtezion, B. and N.S. Diffenbaugh, Nested non-hydrostatic climate modeling: a case study of the 2010 summer season over the western United States, Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 118, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50773.
  • 2013 * | Ashfaq, M., S. Gosh, S.-C. Kao, L.C. Bowling, P. Mote, D. Touma, S.A. Rauscher and N.S. Diffenbaugh, Near-term acceleration of hydroclimatic change in the western U.S., Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 118, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50816.
  • 2013 * | Diffenbaugh, N.S., M. Scherer and R.J. Trapp, Robust increases in severe thunderstorm environments in response to greenhouse forcing, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi:10.1073/pnas.1307758110.
  • 2013 * | Diffenbaugh, N. S., and M. Scherer, Likelihood of July 2012 U.S. temperatures in pre-industrial and current forcing regimes [in “Explaining Extreme Events of 2012 from a Climate Perspective”]. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 94 (9), S6-S9.
  • 2013 * | Diffenbaugh, N.S. and C.B. Field, Changes in ecologically-critical terrestrial climate conditions, Science, 341(6145), 486-492.
  • 2013 * | + Singh, D., M. Tsiang, B. Rajaratnam and N.S. Diffenbaugh, Precipitation extremes over the continental United States in a transient, high-resolution, ensemble experiment of 21st century climate, Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 118, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50543.
  • 2013 * | Scherer, M. and N.S. Diffenbaugh, Transient 21st century changes in daily-scale temperature extremes in the United States, Climate Dynamics, DOI 10.1007/s00382-013-1829-2.
  • 2013 * | Peterson, T.C., R.J. Heim Jr., R. Hirsch, D.P. Kaiser, H. Brooks, N.S. Diffenbaugh, R.M. Dole, J.P. Giovannettone, K. Guiguis, T.R. Karl, R.W. Katz, K. Kunkel, D. Lettenmaier, G.J. McCabe, C.J. Paciorek, K. Ryberg, S. Schubert, V.B.S. Silva, B.C. Stewart, A.V. Vecchia, G. Villarini, R.S. Vose, J. Walsh, D. Wolock, K. Wolter, C.A. Woodhouse, M. Wehner, and D. Wuebbles, Monitoring and understanding changes in heat waves, cold waves, floods and droughts in the United States: state of knowledge, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 94, 821–834.
  • 2013 * | Nordhaus, W.D., S.A. Merrill, and P.T. Beaton, Editors; Committee on the Effects of Provisions in the Internal Revenue Code on Greenhouse Gas Emissions (W.D. Nordhaus, M.L. Cropper, F. de la Chesnaye, N. Diffenbaugh, D.G. Hawkins, R.F. Mann, B.C. Murray, J.M. Reilly, D. Shindell, E. Toder, R.C. Williams, and C. Wolfram); Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy; Policy and Global Affairs; National Research Council. Effects of U.S. Tax Policy on Greenhouse Gas Emissions. The National Academies Press, Washington, DC. 181 pages.
  • 2013 * +| Skinner, C.B. and N.S. Diffenbaugh, The contribution of African easterly waves to monsoon precipitation in the CMIP3 ensemble, Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 118, doi:10.1002/jgrd.5036.
  • 2012 * +| Horton, D.E., Harshvardhan and N.S. Diffenbaugh, Response of air stagnation frequency to anthropogenically enhanced radiative forcing, Environmental Research Letters, 7, 044034, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/7/4/044034.
  • 2012 * | Diffenbaugh, N.S., M. Scherer and M. Ashfaq, Response of snow-dependent hydrologic extremes to continued global warming, Nature Climate Change, doi:10.1038/nclimate1732.
  • 2012 * | Lyle, M., L. Heusser, A.C. Ravelo, M. Yamamoto, J. Barron, N.S. Diffenbaugh, T. Herbert and D. Andreassen, Out of the tropics: The Pacific, Great Basin lakes, and the Pleistocene water cycle in the western U.S., Science, 337, 1629-1633.
  • 2012 * | Diffenbaugh, N.S. and F. Giorgi, Climate change hotspots in the CMIP5 global climate model ensemble, Climatic Change Letters, 114 (3-4), 813-822.
  • 2012 * | Diffenbaugh, N.S., Human well-being, the global emissions debt, and climate change commitment, Sustainability Science, doi: 10.1007/s11625-012-0174-4.
  • 2012 * | Lintner, B.R., M. Biasutti, N.S Diffenbaugh, J.-E. Lee, M.J. Niznik and K.L. Findell, Amplification of wet and dry month occurrence over tropical land regions in response to global warming, Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 117, D11106, doi:10.1029/2012JD01749.
  • 2012 * | Diffenbaugh, N.S. and M. Scherer, Using climate impacts indicators to evaluate climate model ensembles: temperature suitability of premium winegrape cultivation in the United States, Climate Dynamics, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-012-1377-1, 2012.
  • 2012 * | Ahmed, S.A., N.S. Diffenbaugh, T.W. Hertel, and W.J. Martin, Agriculture and trade opportunities for Tanzania: past volatility and future climate change, Review of Development Economics, 16(3), 429-447.
  • 2012 * +| Diffenbaugh, N.S., T.W. Hertel, M. Scherer and M. Verma, Response of corn markets to climate volatility and alternative energy futures, Nature Climate Change, doi:10.1038/nclimate1491.
  • 2012 * +| Skinner, C.B., M. Ashfaq and N.S. Diffenbaugh, Influence of 21st century atmospheric and sea surface temperature forcing on West African climate, Journal of Climate, 25(2), 527-542.
  • 2011 * +| Diffenbaugh, N.S, M. Ashfaq, and M. Scherer, Transient regional climate change: analysis of the summer climate response in a high-resolution, century-scale, ensemble experiment over the continental United States, Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 116, D24111, doi:10.1029/2011JD016458. 
  • 2011 * | Giorgi, F., E. Coppola, E.S. Im, N.S. Diffenbaugh, X. Gao and Y. Shi, Higher hydroclimatic intensity with global warming, Journal of Climate, 24(20), 5309-5324.
  • 2011 * | Goldner, A., M. Huber, N. Diffenbaugh, and R. Caballero, Implications of the permanent El Nino teleconnection "blueprint" for past global and North American hydroclimatology, Climates of the Past, 7, 723-743.
  • 2011 * +| Diffenbaugh, N.S., M.A. White, G.V. Jones and M. Ashfaq, Climate adaptation wedges: a case study of premium wine in the western United States,Environmental Research Letters, 6, 024024.
  • 2011 * | Diffenbaugh, N.S. and M. Scherer, Observational and model evidence for global emergence of unprecedented heat in the 20th and 21st centuries, Climatic Change, 10.1007/s10584-011-0112-y.
  • 2010 * | Ahmed, S.A., N.S. Diffenbaugh, T.W. Hertel, D.B. Lobell, N. Ramankutty, A.R. Rios and P. Rowhani, Climate volatility and poverty vulnerability in Tanzania, Global Environmental Change, doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2010.10.003 
  • 2010 * | Anderson, R.G., J.G. Canadell, J.T. Randerson, R.B. Jackson, B.A. Hungate, D.D. Baldocchi, G. Ban-Weiss, K. Caldeira, L. Cao, N.S. Diffenbaugh, K.R. Gurney, B.E. Law, S. Luyssaert and L. Kueppers, Biophysical considerations in forestry for climate protection, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, doi:10.1890/090179
  • 2010 *+ | Ashfaq, M., L.C. Bowling, K.A. Cherkauer, J.S. Pal and N.S. Diffenbaugh, Influence of climate model biases and daily-scale temperature and precipitation events on hydrological impacts assessment - A case study of the United States, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, D14116, doi:10.1029/2009JD012965
  • 2010 * | Williams, J.W., B.N. Shuman, P.J. Bartlein, N.S. Diffenbaugh and T. Webb III, Rapid, time-transgressive, and variable responses to end-Pleistocene/early Holocene midcontinental drying in North America, Geology, 38 (2), 135-138
  • 2010 * | Fall, S., N.S. Diffenbaugh, D. Niyogi, R.A. Pielke Sr., and G. Rochon, Temperature and equivalent temperature over the United States (1979-2005), International Journal of Climatology, DOI: 10.1002/joc.2094
  • 2010 * | Trapp, R.J., E.D. Robinson, M.E. Baldwin, N.S. Diffenbaugh, and B.R.J. Schwedler, Regional climate of hazardous convective weather through high-resolution dynamical downscaling, Climate Dynamics, 10.1007/s00382-010-0826-y
  • 2010 * | Lyle, M., L. Heusser, A. Ravelo, D. Andreasen, A. Olivarez Lyle, and N. Diffenbaugh, The Pleistocene water cycle and eastern boundary current processes along the California continental margin, Paleoceanography, 25, PA4211, doi:10.1029/2009PA001836, 2010.
  • 2010 * +| Ashfaq, M., C.B. Skinner, and N.S. Diffenbaugh, Influence of SST biases on future climate change projections, Climate Dynamics,10.1007/s00382-010-0875-2
  • 2010 * +| Diffenbaugh, N.S. and Ashfaq, M., Intensification of hot extremes in the United States, Geophysical Research Letters, L15701, doi:10.1029/2010GL043888.
  • 2010 | Calais, E., N. Diffenbaugh, P. D’Odorico, R. Harris, W. Knorr, B. Lavraud, A. Mueller, W. Peterson, E. Rignot, M. Srokosz, P. Strutton, G. Tyndall, M. Wysession and P. Williams, Geophysical Research Letters: New Policies Improve Top-Cited Geosciences Journal, Eos Trans. AGU, 91(38), 337, doi:10.1029/2010EO380008
  • 2009 * | Ahmed, S.A., N.S. Diffenbaugh and T. Hertel, Impact of climate volatility on poverty vulnerability in developing countries, Environmental Research Letters, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/4/3/034004
  • 2009 * +| Walker, M.D. and N.S. Diffenbaugh, Evaluation of high-resolution simulations of daily-scale temperature and precipitation over the United States, Climate Dynamics, 10.1007/s00382-009-0603-y
  • 2009 * | Diffenbaugh, N.S., Influence of modern land cover on the climate of the United States, Climate Dynamics, 10.1007/s00382-009-0566-z
  • 2009 * | Steiner, A.L., J.S. Pal, S.A. Rauscher, J.L. Bell, N.S. Diffenbaugh, F. Giorgi and L.C. Sloan, Land surface coupling in regional climate simulations of the west African monsoon, Climate Dynamics, 10.1007/s00382-009-0543-6
  • 2009 * +| Ashfaq, M., Y. Shi, W.-w. Tung, R.J. Trapp, X. Gao, J.S. Pal and N.S. Diffenbaugh, Suppression of South Asian summer monsoon precipitation in the 21st century, Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L01704, doi:10.1029/2008GL036500
  • 2009 * | Trapp, R.J., N.S. Diffenbaugh and A. Gluhovsky, Projected trends in severe, extratropical thunderstorm forcing, Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L01703, doi:10.1029/2008GL036203
  • 2009 | White, M.A., G.V. Jones and N.S. Diffenbaugh, Climate variability, climate change, and wine production in the western United States, in F.H. Wagner (ed.), Climate Change in Western North America: Evidence and Environmental Effects, University of Utah Press, 288 pp
  • 2008 * | Diffenbaugh, N.S., R.J. Trapp and H.E. Brooks, Does global warming influence tornado activity?, Eos, 89(53), 553-554
  • 2008 * | Cook, E.R., P.J. Bartlein, N. Diffenbaugh, R. Seager, B.N. Shuman, R.S. Webb, J.W. Williams, and C. Woodhouse, 2008: Hydrological variability and change. In: Abrupt Climate Change. A Report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research. U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, pp. 143–257
  • 2008 * | Diffenbaugh, N.S., C.H. Krupke, M.A. White and C.E. Alexander, Global warming presents new challenges for maize pest management, Environmental Research Letters, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/3/4/044007
  • 2008 * | Jackson, R.B., J.T. Randerson, J.G. Canadell, R.A. Anderson, R. Avissar, D.D. Baldocchi, G.B. Bonan, K. Caldeira, N.S. Diffenbaugh, C.B. Field, B.A. Hungate, L.M. Kueppers and D.E. Pataki, Protecting climate with forests, Environmental Research Letters, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/3/4/044006
  • 2008 * | Giorgi, F., N.S. Diffenbaugh, X.J. Gao, E. Coppola, S.K. Dash, O. Frumento, I. Seidou Sanda, S. Rauscher, A. Remedio, A. Steiner, B. Sylla and A. Zakey, The regional climate change hyper-matrix framework, Eos, 89(45), 445-446
  • 2008 * | Diffenbaugh, N.S., F. Giorgi and J.S. Pal, Climate change hotspots in the United States, Geophysical Research Letters, 35, L16709, doi:10.1029/2008GL035075
  • 2008 * | Rauscher, S.A., J.S. Pal, N.S. Diffenbaugh and M. Benedetti, Future changes in runoff timing over the western United States, Geophysical Research Letters, 35, L16703, doi:10.1029/2008GL034424
  • 2008 * | Giorgi, F. and N. Diffenbaugh, Developing regional climate change scenarios for use in assessment of effects on human health and disease, Climate Research, 36(2), 141–151.
  • 2008 * | Rauscher, S.A., F. Giorgi, N.S. Diffenbaugh, and A. Seth, Extension and intensification of the Meso-American mid-summer drought in the 21st century, Climate Dynamics, DOI 10.1007/s00382-007-0359-1
  • 2007 * | Diffenbaugh, N.S., F. Giorgi, L. Raymond and X. Bi, Indicators of 21st century socioclimatic exposure, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 104(51), 20195-20198
  • 2007 * | Trapp, R.J., N.S. Diffenbaugh, H.E. Brooks, M. Baldwin, E.D. Robinson, and J.S. Pal, Changes in severe thunderstorm environment frequency in the 21st century due to anthropogenically enhanced global radiative forcing, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 104(50), 19719-19723
  • 2007 * | Trapp, R.J., B. A. Halvorson and N.S. Diffenbaugh, Telescoping, multi-model approaches to evaluate extreme convective weather under future climates, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 112, D20109, doi:10.1029/2006JD008345
  • 2007 * +| Pal, J.S., F. Giorgi, X. Bi, N. Elguindi, F. Solmon, X. Gao, Sara A. Rauscher, R. Francisco, A. Zakey, J. Winter, M. Ashfaq, F.S. Syed, J.L. Bell, N.S. Diffenbaugh, J. Karmacharya, A. Konare, D. Martinez, R.P. da Rocha, L.C. Sloan and A. Steiner, Regional climate modeling for the developing world: The ICTP RegCM3 and RegCNET, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 88(9), 1395-1409
  • 2007 * +| Diffenbaugh, N.S., and M. Ashfaq, Response of California Current forcing to mid-Holocene changes in insolation and sea surface temperature, Paleoceanography, 22, PA3101, doi:10.1029/2006PA001382
  • 2007 * | Diffenbaugh, N.S., J.S. Pal, F. Giorgi and X. Gao, Heat stress intensification in the Mediterranean climate change hotspot, Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L11706, doi:10.1029/2007GL030000
  • 2007 | Harshvardhan, G. and N. Diffenbaugh, Diffenbaugh Receives 2006 James R. Holton Junior Scientist Award, Eos Trans. AGU, 88(9), 111, doi:10.1029/2007EO090011
  • 2006 * +| Diffenbaugh, N.S., M. Ashfaq, B. Shuman, J.W. Williams and P.J. Bartlein, Summer aridity in the United States: Response to mid-Holocene changes in insolation and sea surface temperature, Geophysical Research Letters, 33, L22712, doi:10.1029/2006GL028012
  • 2006 * | White, M.A., N.S. Diffenbaugh, G.V. Jones, J.S. Pal and F. Giorgi, Extreme heat reduces and shifts United States premium wine production in the 21st century, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 103(30), 11217-11222
  • 2006 * | Diffenbaugh, N.S., J.L. Bell and L.C. Sloan, Simulated changes in extreme temperature and precipitation events at 6 ka, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 236(1-2), 151-168
  • 2006 | Diffenbaugh, N.S., C.M. Eakin, B.L. Otto-Bliesner and M. Zhao, Introduction to the special issue “Glacial-Interglacial Climate of the Past 160,000 Years: New Insights from Data and Models,” Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 236(1-2), 1-4
  • 2005 * | Diffenbaugh, N.S., J.S. Pal, R.J. Trapp and F. Giorgi, Fine-scale processes regulate the response of extreme events to global climate change, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 102(44), 15774-15778
  • 2005 * | Diffenbaugh, N.S., Response of large-scale eastern boundary current forcing in the 21st century, Geophysical Research Letters, 32, L19718, doi:10.1029/2005GL023905
  • 2005 * | Diffenbaugh, N.S., Sensitivity of extreme climate events to CO2-induced biophysical atmosphere-vegetation feedbacks in the western United States, Geophysical Research Letters, 32, L07702, doi:10.1029/2004GL022184
  • 2005 * | Diffenbaugh, N.S., Atmosphere-land cover feedbacks alter the response of surface temperature to CO2 forcing in the western United States, Climate Dynamics, 24(2-3), 237-251
  • 2004 * | Diffenbaugh, N.S. and L.C. Sloan, Mid-Holocene orbital forcing of regional-scale climate: a case study of western North America using a high-resolution RCM, Journal of Climate, 17(15), 2927-2937
  • 2004 * | Koch, P.L., N.S. Diffenbaugh and K.A. Hoppe, The effect of Late Quaternary climate and pCO2 change on C4 plant abundance in the south-central United States, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 207(3-4), 331-357
  • 2004 * | Diffenbaugh, N.S., M.A. Snyder and L.C. Sloan, Could CO2-induced land cover feedbacks alter near-shore upwelling regimes?, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 101(1), 27-31
  • 2003 * | Snyder, M.A., L.C. Sloan, N.S. Diffenbaugh and J.L. Bell, Future climate change and upwelling in the California Current, Geophysical Research Letters, 30(15), 1823, 10.1029/2003GL017647
  • 2003 * | Diffenbaugh, N.S., L.C. Sloan and M.A. Snyder, Orbital suppression of wind driven upwelling in the California Current at 6 ka, Paleoceanography, 18(2), 1051, 10.1019/2002PA000865
  • 2003 * | Diffenbaugh, N.S., L.C. Sloan, M.A. Snyder, J.L. Bell, J.O. Kaplan, S.L. Shafer and P.J. Bartlein, Vegetation sensitivity to global anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions in a topographically complex region, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 18(2), 1067, 10.1029/2002GB001974
  • 2002 * | Diffenbaugh, N.S. and L.C. Sloan, Global climate sensitivity to land surface change: The Mid Holocene revisited, Geophysical Research Letters, 29(10), 1476, 10.1029/2002GL014880

Advisee Degrees

  • 2009 | Moetasim Ashfaq: Future Hydro-Climatic Changes: Role of Physical Processes and Model Biases, Ph.D. (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
  • 2008 | Megan Walker: Extreme Temperature and Precipitation in RegCM3: An Identification of Biases and Evaluation of Dynamical Sources of Error, M.S. (Natural Hazard Mitigation Association)

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