Contact Info


Paleoclimate and Climate Change Research Group

Climate Change and Impacts Laboratory (CCIL)

Earth and Planetary Sciences



UC Santa Cruz

Visit the NCL Visualization and Data Processing for RegCM3 website - Retired - the RegCM4 bundle contains plotting scripts.



Active Projects

NSF AGS - Collaborative Research: Investigating Decadal Climate Predictability and Climate Impacts (IDCPI) on the Western United States, Role: Senior Personnel

USDA AFRI Grant - Climate Variability and Agricultural Impacts, Role: Senior Personnel, Climate Team lead

Past Projects

NARCCAP - RegCM3 Team, Regional Climate Model Lead

California Energy Commission - Multiple projects

Recent Papers

Kathleen Uzilov, Mark A. Snyder, and Lisa C. Sloan, "Regional Changes to Lake-Effect Snow Levels in New York State Under Projected Future Climate Conditions", Journal of Great Lakes Research, in review.

Linda Mearns, Ray Arritt, Sebastien Biner, Melissa S. Bukovsky, Seth McGinnis, Stephan Sain, Daniel Caya, James Correia Jr., Dave Flory, William Gutowski, Eugene S. Takle, Richard Jones, Ruby Leung, Wilfran Moufouma-Okia, Larry McDaniel, Ana Nunes, Yun Qian, John Roads, Lisa Sloan, Mark Snyder, "The North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program: Overview of Phase I Results", Bulletin of the American Meteorlogical Society, in press.

David W. Pierce, Tapash Das, Daniel R. Cayan, Edwin P. Maurer, Norman L. Miller, Yan Bao, M. Kanamitsu, Kei Yoshimura, Mark A. Snyder, Lisa C. Sloan, Guido Franco, Mary Tyree, "Probabilistic estimates of future changes in California temperature and precipitation using statistical and dynamical downscaling", Climate Dynamics, 30 March 2012, DOI 10.1007/s00382-012-1337-9.

Lara M. Kueppers and Mark A. Snyder, "Influence of irrigation on surface energy, water fluxes, surface climate, and atmospheric circulation in California", Climate Dynamics, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-011-1123-0 *L. M. Kueppers, and M. A. Snyder contributed equally to this work.

William J. Gutowski, Jr., Raymond W. Arritt, Sho Kawazoe, David M. Flory, Eugene S. Takle , Sebastien Biner, Daniel Caya, Richard G. Jones, Rene Laprise, L. Ruby Leung, Linda O. Mearns, Wilfran Moufouma-Okia, Ana M. B. Nunes, Yun Qian, John O. Roads, Lisa C. Sloan, and Mark A. Snyder, "Regional, Extreme Monthly Precipitation Simulated by NARCCAP RCMs", Journal of Hydrometeorology,11, 1373-1379. doi: 10.1175/2010JHM1297.1

Travis A. O'Brien, Lisa C. Sloan, Mark A. Snyder, "Can Ensembles of Regional Climate Model Simulations Improve Results from Sensitivity Studies?", Climate Dynamics, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-010-0900-5.

Shaye G. Wolf, Mark A. Snyder, William J. Sydeman, and Donald A. Croll, "Population consequences of ocean climate change for a sensitive marine indicator, the seabird Cassin's auklet", Global Change Biology, Volume 16, Issue 7, Date: July 2010, Pages: 1923-1935.

John A. Wiens, Diana Stralberg, Dennis Jongsomijit, Christine A. Howell, and Mark A. Snyder, "Niches, Models, and Climate Change: Assessing the assumptions and uncertainties", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Published online before print October 12, 2009, doi: 10.1073/pnas.0901639106, PNAS November 17, 2009 vol. 106 no. Supplement 2 19729-19736

Diana Stralberg, Dennis Jongsomjit, Christine A. Howell, Mark A. Snyder, John D. Alexander, John A. Wiens, Terry L. Root , "Re-shuffling of species with climate disruption: a No-analog future for California birds?", PLoS ONE, 4(9): e6825. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0006825

Pierre Sepulchre, Lisa C. Sloan, Mark A. Snyder, and Jerome Fiechter "Impacts of Andean Uplift on the Humboldt Current System: A Climate Model Sensitivity Study", Paleoceanography, 24, PA4215, doi:10.1029/2008PA001668, 17 December 2009.

Press Releases

December 18, 2008: Stronger coastal winds due to climate change may have far-reaching effects

10/31/05: California's oak woodlands face a new threat: climate change [UCSC Press Release] [UCSC Currents Story]

12/17/03: Studies show global warming is likely to drive big changes in California's coastal waters through effects on upwelling [UCSC website]

7/24/2003: Coastal upwelling in the California Current was weaker 6,000 years ago than today, according to new studies [UCSC website]

6/3/2002: New climate study shows California's vulnerability to global warming [UCSC Website]


Media Coverage

UCSC Review, Summer 2001: Cover story, "California in a warming world" [UCSC Review website]