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Mike Hobbins – Research Hydrologist
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Hydrometeorology Modeling and Applications Team
Affiliation: CIRES
Phone: (303) 497-3092
Mailing Address:
NOAA/ESRL Physical Sciences Division
325 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80305

Fax: (303) 497-6020

Research Interests

  • Evapotranspiration and evaporative demand
  • Drought monitoring and early warning
  • Secular and climate-scale hydrologic trends
  • Land surface-atmosphere interactions
  • Drivers of hydrologic spatio-temporal variability


  • Ph.D., Hydrology, Colorado State University, Dec 2004
  • M.S., Hydrology, Colorado State University, May 2000
  • B.Sc., Civil Engineering, University of Leeds (U.K.), Jul 1989

Professional Memberships

  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Meteorological Society (AMS)
  • International Association of Hydrological Sciences
  • AMS Hydrology Committee
  • Colorado State University faculty affiliate

Honors and Awards

  • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Superior Paper Award for paper: “The variability of ASCE Standardized Reference Evapotranspiration: a rigorous, CONUS-wide decomposition and attribution,” 2017.
  • Gary Comer Abrupt Climate Change Fellowship, 2005 – 2008.
  • NSF Computer Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Scholarship, 2002.
  • H. W. Shen Water Resources Graduate Award, Colorado State University, 2001.
  • Best M.S. Student Paper Award at 19th Annual AGU Hydrology Days conference, 1999

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