Joe Casola


My research focuses on the impacts of climate variability and climate change on the resources of the Pacific Northwest.  In particular, my dissertation examines the various aspects of the regional, seasonal snowpack: the atmospheric conditions that make for “big” or “low” snowpack years, the impact of global warming on snowpack, and the types of information about the snowpack that climate scientists can provide to water and energy managers to facilitate their decisions.


Recent publications and seminar presentations:

Casola et al., 2009.  Assessing the Impacts of Global Warming on Snowpack in the Washington Cascades, J. Climate, Available via AMS Early Online Release

Climate Impacts Group Seminar, Nov. 18, 2008

Climate Impacts Group Seminar, May 1, 2008

I will be defending my dissertation and graduating in June 2009.
If you have any fantastic job opportunities related to climate impacts research, feel free to contact me:

PhD Candidate
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
University of Washington

University of Washington
Atmospheric Sciences