F. Martin Ralph, PhD.

Full CV

CW3E Management

Duncan Axisa, PhD

Program Manager

Jason Cordeira, PhD

Atmospheric Science and Applications Manager

Luca Delle Monache, PhD.

CW3E Deputy Director

Julie Kalansky, PhD.

CW3E Operations Manager

Laura Martin, MS.

Deputy Director of Administration

John Sequeira

Chief of Staff

Anna Wilson, PhD.

CW3E Field Research Manager

CW3E Employees (CW3E funded personnel at UC San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography)

Vesta Afzali Gorooh, PhD.

Postdoctoral Scholar

Douglas Alden

Lead Engineer

Sam Babbitt

Research Project Manager

Jorge Baño-Medina, PhD.

Postdoctoral Scholar

Samuel Bartlett, MS.


Suma Bhanu Battula, PhD.

Postdoctoral Scholar

Ross Beaudette

Field Research Engineer

William (Ty) Brandt, PhD.

Snow Hydrometeorologist

Sarah Burnett

Field Researcher

Qian Cao, PhD.

Research Hydrologist

Christopher Castellano, MS.

Meteorology Staff Researcher

Ava Cooper, MS.

Field Research Data Analyst

Tom Corringham, PhD.

Research Economist

Corrine DeCiampa

Atmospheric Data Scientist

Mike Deflorio, PhD.

Subseasonal to Seasonal Researcher

Laurel Dehaan

Programmer Analyst

Chris Delaney

Research Engineer

Taylor Dixon

Senior Hydrologist

Mohammadvaghef Ghazvinian, PhD.

Postdoctoral Scholar

Lillian Gilmore

Program Coordinator

Colin Grudzien, PhD.

Data Assimilation Scientist

Kristen Guirguis, PhD.

Project Scientist

Kayden Haleakala, PhD.

Postdoctoral Scholar

Chad Hecht, MS.

Research and Operations Meteorologist

Tien-Yiao Hsu, PhD.

Postdoctoral Scholar

Paul Iñiguez

Forecast Verification Analyst

Lisa Katz, MS.

Field Engineer

Brian Kawzenuk, MS.

Applications Programmer

El Knappe, PhD.

Field Observation Manager

Gabe Lewis, PhD.

Research and Operations Hydrologist

Adolfo Lopez Miranda

Lab tech & Field Assistant

Rosy Luna Niño , PhD.

Postdoctoral Scholar

Nora Mascioli, PhD.

Atmospheric Modeler

Janel Mayo

FIRO Project Manager

Garrett McGurk, MS.

Hydrology Engineer

Ethan Morris

Research and Development Engineer

Patrick Mulrooney

Domain Science Programmer

Deanna Nash, PhD.

Postdoctoral Scholar

Luke Odell, PhD.

Postdoctoral Scholar

Ming Pan, PhD.

Research Data Analyst

Caroline Papadopoulos, PhD.

Programmer Analyst

David Pierce, PhD.

Climate Scientist

Shawn Roj, MS.

Research Analyst

Jonathan Rutz, PhD.

Atmospheric Scientist

Agniv Sengupta, PhD.

Subseasonal to Seasonal Scientist

Matthew Simpson, PhD.


Matthew Steen

Forecast Verification Analyst

Daniel Steinhoff, PhD.

Senior Mesoscale Modeler

Kelly Tucker

CW3E Financial Analyst

Ricardo Vilela

Applications Programmer

Hart Wanetick

Field Engineer

Jia Wang, PhD.

Postdoctoral Scholar

Jiabao Wang, PhD.

Subseasonal to Seasonal Researcher

Rachel Weihs, PhD.

Mesoscale Modeler

Jeri Wilcox

Field Researcher

Ali Wolman

Lab Assistant

Mu Xiao, PhD.

Research Hydrologist

Yuan Yang, PhD.

Postdoctoral Scholar

Zhiqi Yang, PhD.

Postdoctoral Scholar

Peter Yao, MS.

Research Data Analyst

Zhenhai Zhang, PhD.

Atmospheric Science Researcher

Minghua Zheng, PhD.

Data Assimilation Researcher

Xun (Jerry) Zou, PhD.

Atmospheric Scientist


Current Graduate Students (advisors (bold) and co-advisors listed):

Jeramy Dedrick

Lynn Russell, Art Miller, F. Martin Ralph, and Dan Lubin

Wen-Shu Lin

Joel Norris and F. Martin Ralph

Sarah Ogle

Morgan Levy and Adrian Borsa

Cody Poulsen

F. Martin Ralph

Trinity Robinson

Kim Prather, F. Martin Ralph, and Amato Evan

Graduated (primary supervisor indicated):

  • Maryam Asgari-Lamjiri, PhD. UC San Diego/Scripps (Ralph)
  • Samuel Bartlett Plymouth State University (Cordeira)
  • Will Chapman, PhD. UC San Diego/Scripps (Ralph & Xie)
  • Reuben Demirdjian, PhD. UC San Diego/Scripps (Ralph)
  • Meredith Fish, PhD. UC San Diego/Scripps (Ralph & Miller)
  • Chad Hecht Plymouth State University (Cordeira)
  • Brian Kawzenuk Plymouth State University (Cordeira)
  • Tashiana Osborne, PhD. UC San Diego/Scripps (Norris)
  • Joseph Riciotti Plymouth State University (Cordeira)
  • Shawn Roj UC San Diego/Scripps (Norris)
  • Mike Sierks, PhD.; UC San Diego/Scripps (Ralph)
  • Klint Skelly Plymouth State University (Cordeira)
  • Briana Stewart Plymouth State University (Cordeira)
  • Kristen Stewart Plymouth State University (Cordeira)
  • Chang Sun UC San Diego/Scripps (Norris)
  • Kara Voss, PhD. UC San Diego/Scripps (Evan)
  • Samual Webber Plymouth State University (Cordeira)
  • Allison Young Plymouth State University (Cordeira)
  • Nataliia Zadorkina UC San Diego/Scripps (Ralph, Climate Science and Policy M.A.S.)

CW3E Visiting Scientists:

  • Steven Margulis, PhD. UCLA/Civil and Environmental Engineering – 2017-2018
  • Richard Rotunno, PhD. NCAR/Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology – 2019

Affiliates (Receives funding from CW3E-led projects):

Research Collaborators (*PIs and former PIs):

Partners (Key organizations supporting CW3E):

Business Support (Part of Scripps Business Office):

CW3E Alumni:

  • Hillary Beckmeyer; Graduate Student; University of Hawaii Manoa
  • Forest Cannon, PhD.;
  • Leah Campbell, PhD.; RedCastle Resources Inc.
  • Marian De Orla-Barile; Graduate Student, UC Santa Barbara
  • Liza Diaz, PhD.; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Benji Downing; NOAA – Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
  • Carly Ellis; Yuba Water Agency
  • Peter Gibson, PhD.; National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New Zealand
  • Ali Hamidi, PhD.; Hydrologist, Rhodium Group
  • Negin Hayatbini, PhD.; American Express
  • Brian Henn, PhD.; Vulcan, Inc.
  • Weiming Hu, PhD.; Professor at James Madison University
  • Lindsey Jasperse, MS.; Graduate Student, University of California, Berkley
  • David Lavers, PhD.; European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
  • Andrew Martin, PhD.; Research Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Portland State University
  • Jose Martinez Claros, PhD.; Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Allison Michaelis, PhD.; Assistant Professor, Department of Geographic and Atmospheric Sciences, Northern Illinois University
  • Nina Oakley, PhD.; Meteorologist at California Geological Survey
  • Scott Sellars, PhD.; 2017-2018 AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, National Science Foundation
  • Nicholas Siler, PhD.; Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Science, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University
  • Aneesh Subramanian, PhD.; Assistant Professor of Atmospheric and Ocean Science, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Edwin Sumargo, PhD.; Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
  • Laura Thapa Graduate Student, UCLA

Group photo of Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes (CW3E) at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Shown in photo: 1) Chris Castellano (Meteorology Staff Researcher, UC San Diego/Scripps), 2) Zhenhai Zhang (Atmospheric Science Researcher, UC San Diego/Scripps), 3) Rich Rotunno (Visiting Scientist, NCAR), 4) Andrew Martin (CW3E Affiliate, Portland State University), 5) Reuben Demirdjian (Graduate Student, UC San Diego/Scripps), 6) Brian Kawzenuk (Applications Programmer, UC San Diego/Scripps), 7) Luca Delle Monache (CW3E Deputy Director, UC San Diego/Scripps), 8) Lillian Perry (Program Coordinator, UC San Diego/Scripps), 9) Marty Ralph (CW3E Director, UC San Diego/Scripps), 10) Tom Corringham (Post Doc, UC San Diego/Scripps), 11) Joel Norris (Professor, UC San Diego/Scripps, 12) Dan Steinhoff (Senior Mesoscale Modeler, UC San Diego/Scripps), 13) Patrick Mulrooney (Domain Science Programmer, UC San Diego/Scripps), 14) Cody Poulson (Graduate Student, UC San Diego/Scripps), 15) Tashiana Osborne (Graduate Student, UC San Diego/Scripps), 16) Mike Sierks (Graduate Student, UC San Diego/Scripps), 17) Chad Hecht (Meteorology Staff Researcher, UC San Diego/Scripps), 18) Mike DeFlorio (S2S Researcher, UC San Diego/Scripps), 19) Rui Sun (Post Doc, UC San Diego/Scripps), 20) Rachel Weihs (Mesoscale Modeler, UC San Diego/Scripps), 21) Tom Beucler (Visiting Scientist, Columbia University and UC Irvine), 22) Minghua Zheng (Data Assimilation Researcher, UC San Diego/Scripps), 23) Nora Mascioli (Post Doc, UC San Diego/Scripps), 24) Kristen Guirguis (Project Scientist, UC San Diego/Scripps), 25) Allison Michaelis (Post Doc, UC San Diego/Scripps), 26) Julie Kalansky (CW3E Operations Manager, UC San Diego/Scripps), 27) Caroline Papadopoulos (Programmer Analyst, UC San Diego/Scripps), 28) Alison Cobb (Post Doc, UC San Diego/Scripps), 29) Meredith Fish (Graduate Student, UC San Diego/Scripps), 30) Ava Cooper (Field Researcher, UC San Diego/Scripps), 31) Kara Voss (Graduate Student, UC San Diego/Scripps), 32) Jennifer Haase (Research Collaborator, UC San Diego/Scripps), 33) Carly Ellis (Field Researcher, UC San Diego/Scripps).