Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

Randall M. Dole

Research Interests

Dynamical extended-range prediction; extreme large-scale weather and climate events, e.g., major droughts and floods; storm track dynamics and baroclinic wave life cycles; tropical-midlatitude interactions.

Current Research

Short-term climate extremes and El Nino Southern Oscillation; influences of planetary scale deformation on storm tracks and low-frequency dynamics; development of prediction strategies for extreme large-scale weather and climate events.

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American Meteorological Society
  • NOAA Administrator's Award, "For outstanding leadership in and dedication to developing U.S. Climate Change Science Program Synthesis and Assessment Products integrating climate research for decision support."
  • Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Award, "For superior federal service for designing and implementing the consolidation of six research organizations in Boulder, Colorado into the new NOAA Earth System Research Laboratories."
  • Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Award, "For developing an integrated state, local and federal strategy for a National Integrated Drought Information System endorsed by the Western Governors' Association."

View Publications

  • Ryoo, JM; Chiao, S; Spackman, JR; Iraci, LT; Ralph, FM; Martin, A; Dole, RM; Marrero, JE; Yates, EL; Bui, TP; Dean-Day, JM; Chang, CS. (Feb 2020). Terrain Trapped Airflows and Precipitation Variability during an Atmospheric River Event. JOURNAL OF HYDROMETEOROLOGY , 21(2). 10.1175/JHM-D-19-0040.1