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Imtiaz Rangwala

Lead - Climate Drivers Team

Dr. Rangwala is a research scientist at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder and NOAA’s Physical Sciences Division. He is a climate scientist with training in assessing and diagnosing regional scale climate change. Using climate observations and models, he works to understand and quantify climate processes relevant to regional warming trends and hydrological processes changes. This specifically ties into understanding climate extremes and changes in water balance in the western U.S., including the Great Plains region, and the how these extremes affect ecosystem response. Other work includes future climate change uncertainty in the context of decision-making and climate adaptation. He has extensive experience in the development and communication of useful and usable future climate change scenarios for natural resource management. Dr. Rangwala also has expertise on climate change in high elevation regions - his work in the past has focused on the Colorado Rocky Mountains and the Tibetan Plateau. He is also part of a global community of scientists focused on examining the issue of elevation-dependent climate change in mountain regions. His publications can be found on his Google Scholar profile