NOAA Climate Diagnostics Center
Boulder, Colorado 80305
Bachelor of Science (1971), Florida State University (Meteorology)
Master of Science (1974), University of Miami (Atmospheric Science)
Ph.D. (1985), University of Colorado (Geography/Climatology)
Honors and Awards:
NOAA awards for Outstanding Achievement (May 1977, 1983)
NOAA fulltime scholarship to the University of Colorado (1980-81)
Sustained Superior Performance (May 1978, July 1988, June 1989, 1992, 1993)
NOAA Administrator's Award, May 2004
Summer (1982) Visiting Scientist with the Climate Research Group, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA.
Visiting Scholar, the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (September 1988 - June 1989)
Summer Visiting Scientist (1994), Institute of Geography, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland.
Summer Visiting Scientist (1998) IGBP/PAGES Project Office
Visiting Scientist, Climate Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA (2000)
Visiting Scientist, Desert Laboratory, University of Arizona (Spring 2002)
Visiting Scientist, Tree-Ring Laboratory, University of Arizona (January-May 2004)
Professional Activities and Memberships:
American Meteorological Society
AMS Committee on Climate Variations (1982-1987)
AMS Committee on Applied Climatology (1991-1993).
AMS Committee on Climate Variations and Change (2001-2004)
American Geophysical Union
Publications Committee Member of the Journal Arctic and Alpine Research
Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Climatology
Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research
Member of the Editorial Board, International Journal of Climatology
Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Atmosfera
Member of the Editorial Board, Advances in Global Change Research, Kluwer Academic Publishers Book Series.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Working Group I, Climate Observations and Trends
Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES), University of Colorado (Boulder), 1987 - 2004
CIRES Associate Director for Climate and Atmospheric Dynamics (1997-1999)
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Colorado (Boulder)
Selected Recent Publications:
Diaz, H. F. and C. A. Anderson, 1995: Precipitation trends and water consumption related to population in the southwestern United States: A reassessment. Water Resour. Res., 31, 713-720.
Eischeid, J. K., C. B. Baker, T. R. Karl and H. F. Diaz, 1995: The quality control of long-term climatological data using objective data analysis. J. Appl. Meteor., 34, 2787-2795.
Diaz, H. F., 1996: Precipitation monitoring for climate change detection. Meteorol. Atmos. Phys., 60, 179-190.
Diaz, H. F. and N. E. Graham, 1996: Recent changes in tropical freezing heights and the role of sea surface temperature. Nature, 383, 152-155.
Fernández-Partagás, J. and H. F. Diaz, 1996: Atlantic hurricanes in the second half of the Nineteenth Century. Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 77, 2899-2906.
Beniston, M., H. F. Diaz, and R. S. Bradley, 1997: Climatic change at high elevation sites: An overview. Climatic Change, 36, 233-251.
Diaz, H. F. and R. S. Bradley, 1997: Temperature variations during the last century at high elevation sites. Climatic Change, 36, 253-279.
Epstein, P. R., H. F. Diaz, S. Elias. G. Grabherr, N. E. Graham, W. J. M. Martens, E. Mosley-Thompson, and J. Susskind, 1998: Biological and physical signs of climate change: Focus on mosquito-borne diseases. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 79, 409-417.
Woodruff, S.D., H. F. Diaz, J. D. Elms, and S. J. Worley, 1998: COADS Release 2 Data and Metadata enhancements for improvements of marine surface flux fields. Phys. Chem. Earth, 23, 517–526.
Cayan, D. R., M. D. Dettinger, H. F. Diaz, and N. E. Graham, 1998: Decadal variability of precipitation over western North America. J. Climate, 11, 3148–3166.
Dettinger, M. D., D. R. Cayan, H.F. Diaz, and D. M. Meko, 1998: North-south precipitation patterns in western North America on interannual-to-decadal time-scales. J. Climate, 11, 3095–3111.
Diaz, H. F. and G. J. McCabe, 1999: A possible connection between the 1878 yellow fever epidemic in the southern United States and the 1877–78 El Niño episode. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 80, 21–27.
Fu, C., H. F. Diaz, D. Dong, and J. O. Fletcher, 1999: Changes in atmospheric circulation over the Northern Hemisphere oceans associated with the rapid warming of the 1920s. Int. J. Climatol., 19, 581–606.
Easterling, D. R., H. F. Diaz, A. V. Douglas, W. D. Hogg, K. E. Kunkel, J. C. Rogers, and J. F. Wilkinson, 1999: Long-term observations for monitoring extremes in the Americas. Clim. Change, 42, 285–308.
Markgraf, V., T.R. Baumgartner, J.P. Bradbury, H.F. Diaz, R.B. Dunbar, B.H. Luckman, G.O. Seltzer, R.W. Swetnam, and R. Villalba, 2000: Paleoclimate reconstruction along the Pole-Equator-Pole transect of the Americas (PEP 1). Quat. Sci. Rev., 19, 125–140.
Ribera, P., R. Garcia, H. F. Diaz, L. Gimeno, and E. Hernandez, 2000: Trends and interannual oscillations in the main sea-level surface pressure patterns over the Mediterranean, 1955–1990. Geophys. Res. Lett., 27, 1143–1146.
Dettinger, M. D. and H. F. Diaz, 2000: Global characteristics of streamflow seasonality and variability. J. Hydromet., 1, 289–310.
Eischeid, J.K., P. Pasteris, H.F. Diaz, M. Plantico, and N. Lott, 2000: Creating a serially complete, national daily time series of temperature and precipitation for the Western United States. J. of Appl. Meteorol., 39, 1580–1591.
Diaz, H. F., M. P. Hoerling, and J. K. Eischeid, 2001: ENSO variability, teleconnections, and climate change. Int. J. Climatol. 21, 1845–1862.
Graham, N. E. and H. F. Diaz, 2001: Evidence for intensification of North Pacific winter cyclones since 1948. Bull. Amer. Met. Soc., 82, 1869–1893.
Garcia, R. R., H. F. Diaz, R. Garcia Herrera, J. Eischeid, M. R. Prieto, E. Hernandez, L. Gimeno, F. R. Duran, and A. M. Bascary, 2001: Atmospheric circulation changes in the Tropical Pacific inferred from the voyages of the Manila Galleon in the 16th–18th centuries. Bull. Amer. Met. Soc., 82, 2435–2455.
Salinas-Zavala, C. A., A. V. Douglas, and H. F. Diaz, 2002: Inter-annual variability of NDVI in Northwest Mexico. Associated climatic mechanisms and ecological implications. Remote Sensing of Environment, 82, 417–430.
Quan, X.-W., Diaz, H. F., and C.-B. Fu, 2003: Interdacadal change in the Asia-Africa summer monsoon and its associated changes in global atmospheric circulation. Global & Planetary Change, 37, 171–188.
Diaz, H. F., M. Grosjean, and L. Graumlich, 2003: Climate variability and change in high elevation regions: past, present and future. Climatic Change, 59, 1–4.
Diaz, H. F., J. K. Eischeid, C. Duncan, and R. S. Bradley, 2003: Variability of freezing levels, melting season indicators, and snow cover for selected high-elevation and continental regions in the last 50 years. Climatic Change, 59, 33–52.
Garcia Herrera, R., R. R. Garcia, M. Rosario Prieto, E. Hernandez, L. Gimeno, and H. F. Diaz, 2003: The use of Spanish historical archives to reconstruct climate variability. Bull. Amer. Met. Soc., 84, 1025–1035.
Bradley, R.S., F.T. Keimig, and H.F. Diaz, 2004: Projected temperature changes along the American Cordillera and the planned GCOS Network. Geophys. Res. Lett., 31(16), doi:10.1029/2004GL020229.
Beniston, M. and H. F. Diaz, 2004: The 2003 heat wave as an example of summers in a greenhouse climate? Observations and climate model simulations for Basel, Switzerland. Global and Planetary Change, 44, 73-81.
Books and Other Refereed Literature
Diaz, H. F. and G. N. Kiladis, 1995: Climatic Variability on Decadal to Century Time Scales. Chapter 6, in A. Henderson-Sellers (ed.) Future climates of the world: a modelling perspective. World Survey of Climatology, Elsevier Publ. Co., pp. 191-244.
Diaz, H. F. and R. S. Bradley, 1995: Documenting natural climatic variations: How different is the climate of the 20th century from that of previous centuries? In, D.G. Martinson, K. Bryan, M. Ghil, M.M. Hall, T.R. Karl, E.S. Sarachik, S. Sorooshian, and L.D. Talley, (eds.), Natural Climate Variability on Decade-to-Century Time Scales. National Research Council, National Academy Press, Washington, D.C., 17-31.
Diaz, H.F., 1996: Temperature changes on long time and large spatial scales: Inferences from instrumental and proxy records. In: P.D. Jones, R.S. Bradley and J. Jouzel (eds.), Climatic Variations and Forcing Mechanisms of the Last 2000 Years. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 585-601.
Diaz, H. F. and R. S. Pulwarty (eds.), 1997: Hurricanes: Climate and Socioeconomic Impacts. Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 292 pp.
Diaz, H. F., M. Beniston, and R. S. Bradley (eds.), 1997: Climatic Change at High Elevation Sites, Kluwer Acad. Publ., Dordrecht, 298 pp.
Diaz, H. F. and V. Markgraf (eds.), 2000: El Niño and the Southern Oscillation, Multiscale Variability and Global and Regional Impacts. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 496 pp.
Markgraf, V. and H. F. Diaz, 2000: The ENSO record: A synthesis. In Diaz, H.F. and Markgraf, V. (eds.) El Niño and the Southern Oscillation, Multiscale Variability and Global and Regional Impacts. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 465–487.
Diaz, H. F., R. S. Kovats, A. J. McMichael, and N. Nicholls, 2001: Climate and human health linkages on multiple timescales. In P.D. Jones, T.D. Davies, A.E.J. Ogilvie, and K.R. Briffa (eds.), History and Climate: Memories of the Future? New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 267–289.
Diaz, H. F. (Ed.), 2003: Climate Variability and Change in High Elevation Regions: Past, Present & Future. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 282 pp.
Diaz, H. F. and B. J. Morehouse (eds.), 2003: Climate and Water, Transboundary Challenges in the Americas. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 402 pp.
Diaz, H.F. and R.S. Bradley (eds.), 2004: The Hadley Circulation: Present, Past and Future. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 511 pp.
Diaz, H.F., 2005: Monitoring climate variability and change in the western United States. In U. Huber, M. Reasoner, and H. Bugmann (eds.), Global Change and Mountain Regions, A State of Knowledge Overview. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers (in press).
Conferences Organized (Last 5 years)
Symposium on Climate, Water, and Transboundary Challenges in the Americas, Santa Barbara, California July 16–20, 2000.[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Second Conference on Climatic Change at High Elevation Sites (HIGHEST II): Emerging Impacts. Davos, Switzerland, 25–28 June 2001.
International Conference on the The Hadley Circulation: Present, Past and Future, Honolulu, Hawaii, November 12–15, 2002.
Workshop on Climate Variability and Water Resources Management in the US-Mexico Border Region, La Paz, BCS, Mexico, January 14–16, 2003.
Mountain Climate Sciences Symposium, North Lake Tahoe, May 25-27, 2004. First Mountain Climate Workshop, Pray, Montana, March 1-4, 2005.
Workshop on Climate and Cultural History in the Americas, Akumal, Mexico, March 31-April 2, 2005.