Projects

2013

Title: Colorado River Basin Streamflow projection under IPCC CMIP5 scenarios: from the global to basin scale using an integrated dynamic modeling approach
Supporting Agencies: Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Salt River Project, Central Arizona Project
Period: 09/01/13—08/31/15
PIs: Christopher L. Castro, Peter Troch and Hsin-I Chang.

2012

Title: Impact of Total Column Water Vapor Measurements of Short- to Medium Range Forecasts of North American Monsoon Precipitation
Supporting Agency: National Science Foundation
Period: 04/01/13—04/30/15
PIs: Yolande Serra, Christopher L. Castro, and Avelino Arellano

Title: Incorporating Climate Information and Stakeholder Engagement in Groundwater Resource Planning and Management.
Supporting Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Period: 04/01/12—04/30/14
PIs: Sharon B. Megdal, Eylon Shamir, Susanna Eden, Christopher L. Castro, and Karlotta Chief

2011

Title: Feasibility of dynamically downscaled water resource projections for the Colorado and Rio Grande River Basins
Supporting Agency: University of Arizona Water Sustainability Institute
Period: 08/01/11—06/30/12
PIs: Christopher Castro and Peter Troch

Title: Assessing climate change impacts for DoD installations in the Southwest United States during the warm season
Supporting Agency: Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program
Period: 03/01/12—02/28/15
PI: Christopher Castro
Co-PIs: Mike Leuthold, Hsin-I Chang

Title: Collaborative Research: Processes and Patterns in the North American Monsoon Macrosystem
Supporting Agency: National Science Foundation
Period: 07/01/121—06/30/16
PI: Russ Monson
Co-PIs: Christopher Castro, Francina Dominguez, Xubin Zeng, Steve Leavitt, Tom Swetnam, Julio Betancourt, Connie Woodhouse, Christopher Watts and Guo-Yue Niu.

2010

Title: Graduate Incentives for Growth Award (GIGA) in Hydrometeorology
Supporting Agency: University of Arizona, Graduate College
Period: Academic years 2010-11 and 2011-2012
PI: Christopher Castro

Title: Further development of dynamically downscaled climate change projection information for water resource decision making in the Southwest
Supporting Agency: University of Arizona Water Sustainability Institute
Period: 01/01/11—06/30/11
PI: Christopher Castro

2009

Title: Hydrologic Extremes in a Changing Climate: How much information can regional climate models provide?
Supporting Agency: Department of Energy
Period: 08/01/09-07/31/11
PI: Francina Dominguez
Co-PIs: Christopher L. Castro, Dennis Lettenmaier

2008

Title: An Investigation of North American Monsoon Variability using Instrumental and Tree-Ring Data
Supporting Agency: National Science Foundation
Period: 09/01/08-08/31/11
PI: Connie Woodhouse
Co-PIs: Dave Meko, Christopher Castro, Ramzi Touchan, and Steve Leavitt

Title: Use of Regional Atmospheric Modeling to Improve Short and Long-term Forecasting Capability of the North American Monsoon System
Supporting Agency: National Science Foundation
Period: 07/01/08-06/30/11
PI: Christopher L. Castro
Co-PI: Francina Dominguez

Title: Processes Linking Easterly Waves and the North American Monsoon System
Supporting Agency: National Science Foundation
Period: 06/01/08-05/31/11
PI: Yolande Serra
Co-PIs: Christopher L. Castro and Elizabeth Ritchie

Title: Using Regional Atmospheric Modeling to Investigate Heavy Monsoon Rainfall Events in Arizona and Socioeconomic Implications
Supporting Agency: Science Foundation Arizona
Period: 07/02/08-06/30/09
PIs: Christopher L. Castro
Co-PIs: Susanne Grossman-Clarke, and Patricia Gober

Title: UA Water Sustainability Program Recruitment and Research Initiative: Enabling Funding of a UA-NOAA Cooperative Institute on Hydrometeorology and Climate Over Arid and Semiarid Regions
Supporting Agency: Technology and Research Initiative Fund (TRIF) through the University of Arizona Water Sustainability Institute, administered by the Board of Regents of the state of Arizona.
Period: 02/01/08-06/30/09
PI: Xubin Zeng
Co-PIs: Christopher L. Castro, Mike Crimmins, Julia Cole, Michael Evans, Hoshin Gupta, Jonathan Overpeck, Joellen L. Russell, and Jim Shuttleworth

Title: Incentive Funding for Use of a Regional Atmospheric Model to Investigate Heavy Rainfall Events During the Summer Monsoon (MOU)
Supporting Agency: Arizona Water Institute
Period: 02/01/08-06/30/09
PI: Christopher L. Castro

2007

Title: A COMET Partner’s Proposal for the Fourth Southwest Hydrometeorology Symposium.
Supporting Agency: Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education and Training (COMET) through the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Period: 07/01/07-06/30/08
PIs: Christopher L. Castro and Erik Pytlak

Title: Arizona Drought Monitoring Sensitivity and Verification Analyses
Supporting Agency: Technology and Research Initiative Fund (TRIF) through the University of Arizona Water Sustainability Institute, administered by the Board of Regents of the state of Arizona.
Period: 07/01/07-06/30/08
PIs: Christopher L. Castro, Gregg Garfin, Mike Crimmins, Andrew Ellis, and Francina Dominguez

2004

Title: Continued investigation of the North American monsoon sensitivity to boundary and regional forcing with a focus on land-atmosphere interaction,
Supporting Agency: NOAA Grant No. NA17RJ1228 Amend. 23
Period Covered: 04/01/04-07/31/07 (with one year no cost extension)
PIs: Roger A. Pielke Sr. and Christopher L. Castro

2001

Title: The Response of the North American monsoon to boundary and regional forcing mechanisms as simulated by ClimRAMS
Supporting Agency: NOAA Grant No. NA67RJ0152 Amend. 31
Period Covered: 07/01/01-06/30/04
PIs: Roger A. Pielke Sr., G. Liston, T. McKee