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Affiliation: 
University of Hawaii-Manoa
Department: 
Geography
Expertise: 
Climate Change

Biography

Dr. Diaz was a research meteorologist with the US National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) focusing on studies of climate variability, climate change and climate impacts. He retired in 2007 after 33 years of federal service, receiving a Distinguished Career Award from that Agency. He was then appointed a Senior Research Associate at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES) at the University of Colorado-Boulder, where he continued his climate research work until retiring in February of 2016. He currently holds an affiliate faculty position at the Geography Department at the University of Hawaii-Manoa, and continues to hold an affiliate faculty appointment at the Laboratory for Tree Ring Research at the University of Arizona, Tucson, where he has lived for the past 8 years.