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December 13, 2010

For news media: La Nina, PNW climate experts

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Learn about the major source of inter-annual climate variability in the PNW.

Cliff Mass
Professor, atmospheric sciences
cliff@atmos.washington.edu
206-685-0910
Areas: PNW weather, climate variability and change; impacts on temperature, precipitation, extreme events

Nate Mantua
Co-director, UW Climate Impacts Group
nmantua@uw.edu
206-616-5347 (Climate Impacts Group office)
206-616-7041 (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences office)
206-713-4039 (cell)
Areas: PNW climate variability and change; El Niño, La Niña, PDO and climate forecasting; impacts on temperature, precipitation, snowpack, extreme events, fisheries

Eric Salathé
Assistant professor, Science and Technology Program (UW Bothell)
salathe@uw.edu
206-257-9702 (cell)
Areas: PNW climate variability and change; impacts on temperature, precipitation, extreme events

Alan Hamlet
Research assistant professor, civil and environmental engineering
hamleaf@u.washington.edu
206-616-9361 (Climate Impacts Group office)
206-633-5660 (home)
Areas: PNW climate variability and change; impacts on temperature, precipitation, snowpack, streamflows, flooding

Nick Bond
UW atmospheric scientist and Washington state climatologist
nab3met@u.washington.edu
206-526-6459
206-525-7363 (home)
Areas: PNW weather, climate variability and change; impacts on temperature, precipitation

David Montgomery
Professor, Earth and space sciences
dave@ess.washington.edu
206-685-2560 (office)
Areas: Rivers and streams; lowland flooding; landslides

Robert J. Naiman
Professor, aquatic and fishery sciences
naiman@uw.edu
360-370-5900 (home)
Areas: Rivers, ecological consequences of flooding, human impacts on rivers that increase the severity of flooding

Susan Bolton
Professor, forest resources
sbolton@u.washington.edu
206-685-7651 (office)
Areas: Floodplain management, watershed management, hydrology