Henry DiazResearch Scientist
- Ph.D., Geography/Climatology, University of Colorado, 1985.
- M.S., Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, 1974.
- B.S., Meteorology, Florida State University, 1971.
Henry F. Diaz is a research climatologist in the Climate Diagnostics Center of the Research Laboratories of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce. He received his B.S. degree in Meteorology (1971) from The Florida State University, his M.S. in Atmospheric Science (1974) from the University of Miami, and his Ph.D. in Geography (Climatology) (1985) from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has worked for various units of the Environmental Research Laboratories in Boulder during the past 15 years in a variety of climate research and climate impacts issues, particularly, on the impact of climatic variation on water resources of the western United States.
Dr. Diaz is a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) of the University of Colorado (Boulder), and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at CU-Boulder. He has published extensively in the scientific literature about the nature of climatic variability on regional to global spatial scales, and ranging from interannual climatic variability to century-scale fluctuations. He is also a recognized expert on the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon and has written several journal articles on teleconnection features of ENSO, as well as coedited a book titled El Niño: Historical and Paleoclimatic Aspects of the Southern Oscillation, published by Cambridge University Press (1992).