Benjamin Cash, PhD
PhD, Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University
My research focuses on understanding the causes and predictability of both floods and droughts. I analyze data from observations as well as from multiple climate models, which are complex numerical representations of the climate system. In addition to understanding droughts and floods themselves, I also research how they can act to drive outbreaks of infectious disease.
■ Understanding the origins and future likelihood of the Day Zero Cape Town drought and similar water risks facing major metropolitan regions
■ Understanding the role of El Niño and precipitation extremes in the western United States through the application and analysis of seasonal forecast models
■ Improving predictions of the climate system on timescales of days to weeks through collaboration with NOAA on the Unified Forecast System
■ Improving tools for analyzing Big Data in the Earth Sciences in collaboration with colleagues at CSISS
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