Dr. Kelly T. Redmond

Research Professor Climatology
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Professional Interests

Dr. Kelly Redmond maintains an interest in all facets of climate and climate behavior, its temporal variability, spatial characteristics and physical causes, how climate interacts with other human and natural processes, and how such information is acquired, used, communicated, and perceived. As Regional Climatologist for the western United States, Dr. Redmond has played an active role nationally in development of the climate services sector.  He has taught graduate and undergraduate classes in climatology, forecasting and synoptics, atmospheric dynamics and hydrology.  Interdisciplinary interactions have encompassed topics such as fisheries and wildlife, forestry, water resources and hydrology, and western land management, with much emphasis on observational and data management systems, and NOAA Coop and Reference Networks.  He is currently working on several projects for the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS).  He is closely involved in the NOAA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessment (RISA) Program, and the Department of Interior Climate Science Center Program.  He has served on and contributed to approximately a dozen committees for the National Academy of Sciences and National Research Council.  He interacts daily with members of the public and with print, radio and television media across the West.

This has entailed work on topics such as climate variability, the observational process, instrumentation, data management, quality control, the interpretation of weather and climate information, drought frequency and characterization, energy consumption, climate indices, trends and variability in climate properties, flood frequency analysis, design criteria, spatial patterns of western U.S. climate variability, El Nino / Southern Oscillation, paleoclimate, wind energy, heavy precipitation and landslides, climate prediction, wildfire, Crater Lake climate and hydrology, salmon, atmospheric stability and inversions, western hydroclimate, and the national snow data set. Interdisciplinary interactions have included agriculture, fisheries, wildlife, forestry, limnology, engineering, water resources and hydrology, land management, entomology, horticulture, marine and terrestrial systems.

Dr. Redmond is currently participating in several national and regional activities, initiatives and projects, including: NOAA Regional Climate Center Program, National Weather Service Coop Modernization, the NOAA Climate Reference Network, the Consortium for Integrated Climate Research in Mountain Regions (CIRMOUNT), the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), NOAA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessment (RISA) Program under the Climate Program Office, the California Energy Commission PIER and CIEE programs, and the CalFed Bay-Delta Program.

Research Areas

  • Climate Dynamics
  • Large-Scale Dynamic Meteorology

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 Education

DegreeYearInstitutionArea
Ph.D. 1982 University of Wisconsin-Madison Meteorology
M.S. 1977 University of Wisconsin-Madison Meteorology
B.S. 1974 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Physics

Publications & Presentations

2015

Redmond, K. T. (2015). The PACLIM Year: Western Climate 2014-2015 in Perspective, Presentation, Pacific Climate (PACLIM) Workshop: Pacific Grove, CA, March 8, 2015
Redmond, K. T. (2015). Regional Climate Partnerships Pertinent to the Great Basin Consortium: RCC and RISA Emphasis and Climate Update, Presentation at Great Basin Consortium: Boise, ID, February 17, 2015
Redmond, K. T. (2015). The California - Nevada Drought. Update 7 July 2015, Presentation, Southern California NIDIS Drought Workshop: La Jolla, CA, July 7, 2015
Redmond, K. T. (2015). Great Basin Weather and Climate: Winter Recap, Current Status, Summer Prospects, Great Basin Climate Forum: Reno, NV, April 8, 2015
Redmond, K. T. (2015). Climate Review 2014-15 and NIDIS Update, US Drought Monitor Forum: Reno, NV, April 14, 2015
Redmond, K. T. (2015). The California-Nevada Drought, US Drought Monitor Forum: Reno, NV, April 14, 2015
Redmond, K. T. (2015). Interior Columbia Basin and Northern Great Basin 2014-15 Weather and Climate Recap, Presentation, NIDIS Pacific Northwest Regional Drought Outlook, National Interagency Fire Center: Boise, ID, May 4, 2015
Redmond, K. T. (2015). Western United States Drought: Where Are We Now?, Presentation, Western States Drought Coordinators and Emergency Managers Meeting: Seattle, WA, July 21, 2015
Redmond, K. T. (2015). The California-Nevada Drought: Update and Historical Perspective, Presentation, US Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, Eight International Conference: Peppermill Resort, Reno, NV, June 2, 2015
Redmond, K. T. (2015). US Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, Presentation, DRI NNSC: Reno, NV, June 3, 2015
Redmond, K. T. (2015). Drought Prediction and Understanding, Presentation, Southwest Climate Science Center: Webinar, June 8, 2015
Redmond, K. T. (2015). California Drought Activities and the Sierra Drought of 2010-11 through 2014-15, Presentation, American Water Resources Association Summer Specialty Conference: Climate Change Adaptation: New Orleans, LA, June 15, 2015
Redmond, K. T. (2015). Directions for Climate Services, Panel discussion, American Association of State Climatologists Annual Meeting: Cape May, NJ, June 23, 2015
Redmond, K. T. (2015). Great Basin Drought: Recent History, Current Status, Prospects, Depiction, Presentation, Briefing to Congressman Amodei and staff, state agency directors: DRI, Reno, NV, August 21, 2015
Redmond, K. T. (2015). The California - Nevada Drought, Update 9 July 2015, Presentation, White House Subcommittee on Disaster Reduction, National Science and Technology Council Meeting, NIDIS Briefing: Washington DC, via web from DRI Reno, July 9, 2015
Redmond, K. T. (2015). Crater Lake: America’s Largest Rain Gauge. Led tours of Crater Lake by NPS, Presentation at the Summer Retreat of Oregon Climate Change Research Institute: Crater Lake National Park, OR, August 25, 2015
Redmond, K. T. (2015). Extreme Weather: The Drought and ... What's Next?, Keynote Presentation. California Hospital Association, Disaster Planning for California Hospitals: Sacramento, CA, September 29, 2015
Redmond, K. T. (2015). Sierra Weather and Climate Update for 2014-2015, Presentation, Sierra Nevada Hydroclimate Workshop, Yosemite Valley: Yosemite National Park, CA, October 8, 2015
Redmond, K. T. (2015). The Drought, Blobs, El Nino, Lake Tahoe, and the Upcoming Winter, Presentation, Tahoe Environmental Research Center, Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences: Incline Village, CA, October 29, 2015
Redmond, K. T. (2015). Mommy, Where Do Climate Service Products Come From? And, Tales from the Jungle: The Evolving Climate Services Ecosystem, Annual PACE Oversight Committee Meeting, 2015 AGU Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 13, 2015
Redmond, K. T. (2015). El Nino and Western Nevada, Presentation, Sierra Nevada Forum, Brewery Arts Center: Carson City, NV, November 17, 2015
Redmond, K. T. (2015). Great Basin Weather and Climate: Summer Recap, Current Status, Summer Prospects, Great Basin Climate Forum, California Trail Interpretive Center: Elko, NV, December 2, 2015
Redmond, K. T. (2015). Future Climate Conditions in the Great Basin: What Do We Know / Not Know?, Great Basin Climate Forum, California Trail Interpretive Center: Elko, NV, December 2, 2015
Redmond, K. T., Oakley, N. S., Kelly, G. M., Daudert, B. (2015). California Climate Outcome Likelihood Tool, Panel discussion on climate services. Climate Prediction and Applications Science Workshop: Las Cruces, NM, March 24, 2015
Wernstedt, K., Roberts, P., Arvai, J. L., Redmond, K. T. (2015). The Risks of Seasonal Climate Information in Emergency Management, Paper, 95th AMS Annual Meeting: Phoenix, AZ, January 7, 2015

2014

Brown, T. J., Redmond, K. T., Breckner, M. A., Daudert, B., McCurdy, G. D., Oakley, N. S., Simeral, D. B. (2014). The Role of a Regional Climate Center in Complex Terrain, American Meteorological Society 16th Conference on Mountain Meteorology: San Diego, CA, August 18, 2014
Brown, T. J., Redmond, K. T., Wall, T. U., Simeral, D. B., Oakley, N. S., McCurdy, G. D., Breckner, M. A., Wolff, A. J., Daudert, B. (2014). Providing Western Region Climate Services: Perspectives from the Western Regional Climate Center, 2014 American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 15, 2014
McCarthy, M. A., Kenneston, A., Wall, T. U., Brown, T. J., Redmond, K. T. (2014). Climate Resiliency Planning: Making Extreme Event Science Useful for Managers and Planners in Northern Nevada, Vol. 1, p. 4059, In 2014 AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts: San Francisco, CA, December 14, 2014
Oakley, N. S., Redmond, K. T. (2014). A Climatology of 500-hPa Closed Lows in the Northeastern Pacific Ocean, 1948-2011, J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 53, (6), 1578-1592, http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JAMC-D-13-0223.1
Redmond, K. T. (2014). A Perspective on Accelerating Change, Vol. 1, p. 02, Proceedings, in 2014 AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts: San Francisco, CA, December 15, 2014
Redmond, K. T., Abatzoglou, J. T. (2014). Current Climate and Recent Trends, In Climate Change in North America, pp. 53-94, Springer International Publishing

2013

Backes, T. M., Schumer, R., Kaplan, M. L., Redmond, K. T., Mejia, J. F. (2013). Combined effect of mid-level jets and atmospheric rivers on winter precipitation in the eastern Sierra Nevada, Vol. 1, p. 1281, Proceedings, In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts: San Francisco, CA, December 9, 2013
Kunkel, K. E., Karl, T. R., Brooks, H., Kossin, J., Lawrimore, J. H., Arndt, D., Bosart, L., Changnon, D., Cutter, S. L., Doesken, N., Emanuel, K., Groisman, P. Y., Katz, R. W., Knutson, T., O'Brien, J., Paciorek, C. J., Peterson, T. C., Redmond, K. T., Robinson, D., Trapp, J., Vose, R., Weaver, S., Wehner, M., Wolter, K., Wuebbles, D. (2013). Monitoring and Understanding Trends in Extreme Storms: State of Knowledge, Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 94, (4), 499-514
Kunkel, K. E., Karl, T. R., Easterling, D. R., Redmond, K. T., Young, J., Yin, X., Hennon, P. (2013). Probable maximum precipitation (PMP) and climate change, Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, (7), 1402-1408, DOI:10.1002/grl.50334
Oakley, N. S., Redmond, K. T. (2013). Interactive Development of Regional Climate Web Pages for the Western United States, Vol. 1, p. 0775, Proceedings, In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts: San Francisco, CA, December 9, 2013
Oakley, N. S., Redmond, K. T., Wall, T. U., Brown, T. J. (2013). Current and Future Partnerships for Climate-Related Decision Making in the Great Basin, Great Basin Consortium: Boise, ID, January 13, 2013
Oakley, N. S., Redmond, K. T., Wall, T. U., Brown, T. J. (2013). Improving the Flow of Climate Information in the West, EPSCoR Annual Meeting: Las Vegas, NV, March 27, 2013
Overpeck, J., Garfin, G., Jardine, A., Busch, D. E., Cayan, D., Dettinger, M., Fleishman, E., Gershu, A., MacDonald, G., Redmond, K. T., Travis, W. R., Udall, B. (2013). Summary for Decision Makers, In Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States: A Report Prepared for the National Climate Assessment, 1-20, edited by G. Garfin, A. Jardine, R. Merideth, M. Black, and S. LeRoy: A report by the Southwest Climate Alliance. Washington, DC: Island Press
Redmond, K. T., Brown, T. J. (2013). Overview of Climate Change and Effects on Western Great Basin, Washoe County Regional Resiliency Preparedness Study Meeting: Reno, NV, December 20, 2013
Redmond, K. T., Enzel, Y., House, P. K., Biondi, F. (2013). Climate Variability and Flood Frequency at Decadal to Millennial Time Scales, In Ancient Floods, Modern Hazards, Published online: 20 March 2013, (published print 2002), (eds P. K. House, R. H. Webb, V. R. Baker and D. R. Levish): American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C..
Stahle, D. W., Griffin, R. D., Meko, D. M., Therrell, M. D., Edmondson, J. R., Cleaveland, M. K., Shahle, L. N., Burnette, D. J., Abatzoglou, J. T., Redmond, K. T., Dettinger, M. D., Cayan, D. R. (2013). The Ancient Blue Oak Woodlands of California: Longevity and Hydroclimatic History, Earth Interact., 17, 1-23, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/2013EI000518.1

2012

Abatzoglou, J. T., Diehl, H., Leising, J. F., Lutz, A. D., Redmond, K. T., Thomas, J. M. (2012). Evaluation of Climate Change Effects on Water Resources in Eastern Nevada, DRI Publication Number: 41255
Thomas, J. M., Redmond, K. T., Lutz, A. D., Abatzoglou, J. T., Stone, M. C., McCurdy, G. D., Earman, S. B., Leising, J. F., Donovan, D. J. (2012). Preliminary Evaluation of Climate Change Effects on Water Resources in Eastern Nevada, Ed. Lutz, A. D., 82, Desert Research Institute Publication prepared for the Nevada System of Higher Education and the Southern Nevada Water Authority, DRI Publication Number 41252

2011

Thomas, J. M., Redmond, K. T., Lutz, A. D., Abatzoglou, J. T., Stone, M. C., McCurdy, G. D., Earman, S. B., Leising, J., Donovan, D. (2011). Preliminary Evaluation of Climate Change Effects on Water Resources in Eastern Nevada, DRI Report No. 41252

2010

DeGaetano, A. T., Brown, T. J., Hilberg, S. D., Redmond, K. T., Robbins, K., Robinson, P., Shulski, M., McGuirk, M. (2010). Toward Regional Climate Services: The Role of NOAA's Regional Climate Centers, Bull Amer Meteor Soc, 91, (12), 1633-1644, doi:10.1175/2010BAMS2936.1

2009

Kunkel, K. E., Palecki, M., Ensor, L., Hubbard, K. G., Robinson, D., Redmond, K. T., Easterling, D. (2009). Trends in Twentieth-Century U.S. Snowfall Using a Quality-Controlled Dataset, J. Atmos. Ocean Tech., 26, (1), 33-44, DOI: 10.1175/2008JTECHA1138.1.

2004

Bales, R. C., Kirchner, J., Fogg, G., Warwick, J. J., Hopmans, J., Dozier, J., Rice, R., Molotch, M., Redmond, K. T., Famigletti, J. (2004). Plan for a Sierra Nevada Hydrologic Observatory: Science aims, measurement priorities, research opportunities & expected impacts

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