The Climate CIRCulator is a quarterly newsletter covering climate science and the Northwest. Our posts are written by scientists and communicators at the Climate Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC), the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI), and the Oregon Climate Service (OCS). CIRC is a member of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) climate adaptation effort the Regional Integrated Sciences & Assessments (RISA) program.
A state-funded organization, OCCRI is tasked with informing Oregon residents and lawmakers about the impacts of climate change. OCS is Oregon’s state climate office. CIRC, OCCRI, and OCS are headquartered at Oregon State University‘s College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) in Corvallis, Oregon.
Our Writing Team
About: John Abatzoglou has been a CIRC team member since 2010. A climate and meteorology researcher at the University of California, Merced and self-described “weather weenie,” John leads CIRC’s Northwest Climate Toolbox effort. He has participated in the creation of several CIRC-related Climate Tools, including Climate Engine and Integrated Scenarios.
ResearchGate: John T. Abatzoglou
About: At OCCRI since 2011, Meghan Dalton is a trained climate researcher with a BA in Mathematics from Linfield College and an MS in Atmospheric Science from Oregon State University. Meghan has worked closely with several Northwest communities working on Community Adaptation and has worked as the lead on several regional climate assessments, including “Climate Change in the Northwest: Implications for Our Landscapes, Waters, and Communities” and “The Third Oregon Climate Assessment Report.”
ResearchGate: Meghan Dalton
About: Erica Fleishman is the director of OCCRI, co-PI of CIRC, and a professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. Erica is part of the CIRCulator’s core editorial team.
ResearchGate: Erica Fleishman
About: Meg Mills-Novoa is the program manager and outreach coordinator for CIRC. She is currently the managing editor and a regular contributor to the CIRCulator.
ResearchGate: Meg Mills-Novoa
About: A professor of atmospheric sciences at Oregon State University, Philip Mote heads CIRC’s Climate Science activity. Along with co-leading CIRC, Phil directs the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI) and the Oregon Climate Service, and has helped co-lead several long-term research projects looking into the impacts of climate change. You might also find him rowing along the Northwest’s scenic waterways.
ResearchGate: Philip Mote
About: Peter Ruggiero is the co-PI of CIRC and a professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. Peter is part of the CIRCulator’s core editorial team.
ResearchGate: Peter Ruggiero
About: David Rupp is a researcher for OCCRI and assistant professor at Oregon State University. He works on CIRC’s Climate Science and Climate Tools efforts. Interested in climate variability and change, and, in particular, in how these two factors impact the hydrological cycle and water resources, David’s work assessing how well Global Climate Models perform in the Northwest has become the foundation of much of CIRC’s Climate Tools and Community Adaptation efforts, including the Integrated Scenarios and Willamette Water 2100.
Research Gate: David Rupp