F. Martin Ralph, PhD.

Full CV

CW3E Management

Duncan Axisa, PhD

Program Manager

Luca Delle Monache, PhD.

CW3E Deputy Director

Julie Kalansky, PhD.

CW3E Operations Manager

Nina Oakley, PhD.

Program Manager

John Sequeira

Chief of Staff

Kelly Tucker

CW3E Financial Analyst

Anna Wilson, PhD.

CW3E Field Research Manager

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

Douglas Alden

Lead Engineer

William (Ty) Brandt, PhD.

Post Doc

Qian Cao, PhD.

Post Doc

Christopher Castellano, MS.

Meteorology Staff Researcher

Jose Martinez Claros, PhD.

Post Doc

Alison Cobb, PhD.

Post Doc

Ava Cooper, MS.

Field Researcher

Tom Corringham, PhD.

Research Economist

Mike Deflorio, PhD.

Subseasonal to Seasonal Researcher

Laurel Dehaan

Programmer Analyst

Benjamin Downing, MS.

Field Researcher

Lillian Gilmore

Program Coordinator

Kristen Guirguis, PhD.

Project Scientist

Chad Hecht, MS.

Meteorology Staff Researcher

Weiming Hu, PhD.

Post Doc

Lindsey Jasperse, MS.

Field Researcher

Brian Kawzenuk, MS.

Applications Programmer

Ellen Knappe, PhD.

Post Doc

Linghan Li, PhD.

Research Data Analyst

Nora Mascioli, PhD.

Atmospheric Modeler

Garrett McGurk, MS.

Hydrology Engineer

Patrick Mulrooney

Domain Science Programmer

Luke Odell, PhD.

Post Doc

Ming Pan, PhD.

Research Data Analyst

Caroline Papadopoulos, PhD.

Programmer Analyst

Kerstin Paulsson, MS.

Field Researcher

David Pierce, PhD.

Climate Scientist

Shawn Roj, MS.

Research Analyst

Tamara Shulgina, PhD.

Project Scientist

Matthew Simpson, PhD.


Daniel Steinhoff, PhD.

Senior Mesoscale Modeler

Edwin Sumargo, PhD.

Hydrometeorology Research Analyst

Rachel Weihs, PhD.

Mesoscale Modeler

Jiabao Wang, PhD.

Post Doc

Peter Yao, MS.

Research Data Analyst

Zhenhai Zhang, PhD.

Atmospheric Science Researcher

Minghua Zheng, PhD.

Data Assimilation Researcher


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

Will Chapman

F. Martin Ralph and Shang-Ping Xie

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

Mike Sierks

F. Martin Ralph

Graduated (primary supervisor indicated):

  • Maryam Asgari-Lamjiri, PhD. UC San Diego/Scripps (Ralph)
  • 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)
  • Shawn Roj UC San Diego/Scripps (Norris)
  • Klint Skelly Plymouth State University (Cordeira)
  • Chang Sun UC San Diego/Scripps (Norris)
  • Kara Voss, PhD. UC San Diego/Scripps (Evan)
  • Allison Young Plymouth State University (Cordeira)
  • Nataliia Zadorkina UC San Diego/Scripps (Ralph, Climate Science and Policy M.A.S.)

CW3E Visiting Scientists:

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:

  • 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
  • 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.
  • David Lavers, PhD.; European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
  • Andrew Martin, PhD.; Research Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Portland State University
  • Allison Michaelis, PhD.; Assistant Professor, Department of Geographic and Atmospheric Sciences, Northern Illinois University
  • 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
  • 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).