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Mike Hobbins

Research Scientist (CIRES), Climate Drivers FSA Collaborator/Advisor
Mike Hobbins

Mike Hobbins is a Research Scientist with the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at NOAA’s Physical Sciences Division in Boulder, Colorado. A hydrologist by training, he received his Bachelors at the University of Leeds (UK) and his doctorate from Colorado State University. His research interests lie in land-atmosphere relations and the regional-scale interactions of evapotranspiration, evaporative demand, and drought, particularly in understanding the dynamics of the coupled system but also unlocking their potential to provide early warning and forecasts of drought. He developed the Evaporative Demand Drought Index (EDDI, available on the WWA Dashboard) and works at various timescales, from past inter-decadal trends through the current drivers of variability to predictions at short-term, seasonal, and climate scales. His drought-monitoring and early warning development work covers the continental U.S. for the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and food-insecure countries around the globe for the Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWS NET). See publications on his Google Scholar profile