F. Martin Ralph, PhD.

Full CV

CW3E Management

Luca Delle Monache, PhD.

CW3E Deputy Director

Julie Kalansky, PhD.

CW3E Operations Manager

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

Forest Cannon, PhD.

Atmospheric Science Researcher

Christopher Castellano, MS.

Meteorology Staff Researcher

Alison Cobb, PhD.

Post Doc

Ava Cooper, MS.

Field Researcher

Tom Corringham, PhD.

Post Doc

Mike Deflorio, PhD.

Subseasonal to Seasonal Researcher

Laurel Dehaan

Programmer Analyst

Carly Ellis, MS.

Field Researcher

Peter Gibson, PhD.

Senior Subseason/Seasonal Weather Prediction Researcher

Kristen Guirguis, PhD.

Project Scientist

Negin Hayatbini, PhD.

Post Doc

Chad Hecht, MS.

Meteorology Staff Researcher

Brian Kawzenuk, MS.

Applications Programmer

Ellen Knappe, PhD.

Post Doc

Nora Mascioli, PhD.

Post Doc

Allison Michaelis, PhD.

Post Doc

Patrick Mulrooney

Domain Science Programmer

Linghan Li

Research Data Analyst

Nina Oakley, PhD.

Program Manager

Caroline Papadopoulos, PhD.

Programmer Analyst

Kerstin Paulsson, MS.

Field Researcher

Lillian Perry

Program Coordinator

David Pierce, PhD.

Climate Scientist

Tamara Shulgina, PhD.

Project Scientist

Daniel Steinhoff, PhD.

Senior Mesoscale Modeler

Edwin Sumargo, PhD.

Hydrometeorology Research Analyst

Rachel Weihs, PhD.

Mesoscale Modeler

Peter Yao, M.S.

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

Tashiana Osborne

Joel Norris and Art Miller

Cody Poulsen

F. Martin Ralph

Trinity Robinson

Kim Prather, F. Martin Ralph, and Amato Evan

Shawn Roj

Joel Norris, F. Martin Ralph, and Sasha Gershunov

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)
  • 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:

  • Leah Campbell, PhD. RedCastle Resources Inc.
  • Marian De Orla-Barile Graduate Student, UC Santa Barbara
  • Liza Diaz, PhD. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Ali Hamidi, PhD. Hydrologist, Rhodium Group
  • Brian Henn, PhD. Vulcan, Inc.
  • Lindsey Jasperse Science Program Manager, Climate Science Alliance
  • David Lavers, PhD. European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
  • Andrew Martin, PhD. Research Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Portland State University
  • Scott Sellars, PhD. 2017-2018 AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, National Science Foundation
  • Nicolas 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).