CW3E welcomes Dr. Forest Cannon

October 17, 2016

Dr. Forest Cannon joined CW3E as a Postdoctoral Scholar in October 2016. Forest earned his Ph.D. in Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara, under the direction of Dr. Leila Carvalho. His dissertation focused on understanding large-scale forcing of extreme orographic precipitation in High Mountain Asia, using in-situ and remote sensing observations as well as regional climate modeling. His interest in working on weather and climate problems that affect his home state of California motivated earlier collaboration with the National Weather Service on fire weather forecasting in Santa Barbara, and ultimately led to his desire to pursue research pertaining to California’s water resources, here at CW3E. In his new position, Forest will use advanced atmospheric profiling satellites to evaluate and improve the representation of clouds and precipitation in global and regional climate models during atmospheric river events affecting the western US, with the goal of advancing short-term predictability and long-term projectability of regional water extremes.