CW3E welcomes Dr. David Lavers
September 12, 2016
Dr. David Lavers has joined CW3E at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography to work on improving understanding and forecasting of hydrologic extremes in the western United States. David’s previous research has been in the area of hydrometeorology, with a particular focus on atmospheric rivers (ARs). His work has included studying the connection between ARs and extreme precipitation and flood events across Europe and the Central United States, and investigating how ARs may change in the future. He has previously held appointments at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, the University of Iowa, Princeton University, and the University of Reading UK. His PhD on seasonal hydrological prediction, awarded in 2011, was undertaken at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (Wallingford) UK, and the University of Birmingham UK. Away from work David enjoys outdoor pursuits including hiking and cycling.