My name is Isaac Medina and I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Atmospheric Science. I received my B.S. in Geophysics from Texas Tech University in 2008, and in 2011 I completed my M.S. in Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University, with a focus on land-atmosphere interactions. Currently, I am interested in the impacts of climate change on fresh water sustainability in the Great Plains region of the United States, and I plan to use the Colorado State University Multi-scale Modeling Framework (CSU MMF) General Circulation Model (GCM), a GCM with an imbedded cloud resolving model (CRM), for this research. In my spare time, I enjoy being with family and friends, running and playing the trombone and clarinet.
The primary mission of I-WATER is to prepare Ph.D. students to work in an interdisciplinary team-based activity. Our research themes involve interacting teams of hydrologists, meteorologists, ecologists, and management experts. I-WATER features problem-focused research to bridge basic and applied science by combining fundamental research on scientific problems with application of scientific knowledge to actual resource issues.
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