raymondc

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Graduate Student
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Ocean and Climate Physics
205E Oceanography
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
Phone: 
(607) 279-2752
Fax: 
(845) 365-8157

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Fields of interest: 
regional climate, urban climate, extreme heat, statistical downscaling, climate modeling

Small and spatially heterogeneous areas are where climate models most struggle -- but they are also, as of 2008, home to more than half of the world's population. The challenge of making projections for urbanized regions is especially acute toward the tails of the distribution, whatever the variable of interest. My interests lie in exploring how to best capture the historical climatology of extremes in all their spatiotemporal complexity, in characterizing and categorizing the meteorological patterns that produce them, and in using this knowledge to refine projections for (the remaining part of!) the 21st century. These connections between the local and regional scales, and consequently between subdaily and seasonal events, are multifaceted, and so benefit from being approached with a variety of tools, most prominently statistical downscaling and direct representation with regional climate models.

Education
List of degrees from highest to lowest:
M.S.
Columbia University
05/2016
B.S.
Cornell University
05/2014
Honors & Awards: 
Dean's Fellowship (2014-19), Columbia University
Hollings Scholarship (2012-14), NOAA