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Kathie Dello

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Associate Director of OCCRI; Deputy Director, Oregon Climate Service

Discipline: Physics of Oceans and Atmospheres
Office: Strand 370
Phone: 541-737-8927


Regional climate impacts and adaptation (particularly water resources); Oregon climate and weather; climate science communication; and the climate science/policy interface. 


Ph.D candidate (ABD, anticipated 2017), Environmental Science, Oregon State University 

M.A., Geography, State University of New York at Albany, 2007.

B.S., Atmospheric Science, State University of New York at Albany, 2004.


Selected Press

This Year's Drought: A Glimpse Into the Future (Terra Magazine, October 2015)

Oregon Drought Fuels Unease About State's Long-Term Water Security (Oregonian, May 2015)

Winter Weather Both Toasty and Cold; A Tale of Two Nations (Associated Press, Feb 2015)

Lack of Rain isn't the Only Story Behind the West's Brutal Drought (Wired Magazine, Feb 2015) 

Speak up for Science (Nature, Jan 2015)

This State Has Record Low Snowpack This Year (Time Magazine, Jan 2015)


Clifton, C., K. Day, K. Dello, G. Grant, J. Halofsky, D. Issak, C. Luce, M. Safeeq, B. Staub, J. Stevenson (2015). Climate change and hydrology in the Blue Mountains. Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation in the Blue Mountains Region. J. Halofsky and D. Peterson, eds. 22-33. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 

Bumbaco, K.A., K.D. Dello, N.A. Bond (2013) History of Pacific Northwest heat waves: synoptic pattern and trends. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 52, 1618–1631.doi:

Jaeger, W., A. Plantinga, H. Chang, K. Dello, G. Grant, D. Hulse, J. McDonnell, S. Lancaster, H. Moradkhani, A. Morzillo, P. Mote, A. Nolin, M. Santelmann, J. Wu (2013). Toward a formal definition of water scarcity in natural-human systems, Water Resour. Res., 49, 4506–4517, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20249.

Woodson, D., K.D. Dello, L. Flint, R. Hamilton, R. Neilson and J. Winton (2011). Climate change effects in the Klamath River Basin. Chapter 6 in Proceedings of the Klamath Basin Science Conference, Medford, Oregon. Thorsteinson, L. et al., eds. US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1196, 312 p.

Dello, K.D and P.W. Mote, eds. (2010). The Oregon Climate Assessment Report. Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR. 435 pp.

Coakley, S.M., G. Jones, S. Page and K. Dello (2010). Climate change and agriculture in Oregon. Chapter 4 in K.D. Dello and P.W Mote (eds), the Oregon Climate Assessment Report, Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR

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