Tim Brown

Timothy Brown Tim.Brown@dri.edu 775-674-7090 Research Professor, Climatology and Director of Western Regional Climate Center Division of Atmospheric Sciences Research

New Study Points to Increase in High-risk Bushfire Days in Australia

News releases
Research findings
August 17, 2021

Victoria, Australia is already one of the most bushfire-prone areas in the world, and the number of high-risk days may triple by the end of the century, according to a new study in the International Journal of Wildland Fire that features work by DRI climatologist Tim Brown, Ph.D.

Meet Graduate Researcher Nicholas Kimutis

Featured researchers
September 29, 2021

Meet graduate researcher Nicholas Kimutis and learn about his work in DRI’s Division of Atmospheric Sciences in this interview with DRI’s Behind the Science Blog.

CEFA Operations and Forecast Facility

CEFA Operations and Forecast Facility Lab Description The Climate Ecosystem Fire Applications (CEFA) program utilizes a modern computing laboratory for data analysis and scientific visualization supporting the applications...

Into the Plume: Advancing Fire Science Using Drone Technology

Featured projects
July 31, 2019
Photo: Drone pilots look toward their aircraft flying through the smoke. Credit: DRI’s Dave Vuono. Fire science research using drone technology at DRI “It was sort of like a deep-sea exploration, with a submarine scanning...

Climate Ecosystem Fire Applications (CEFA)

Climate Ecosystem Fire Applications (CEFA) Program Description The Climate, Ecosystem and Fire Applications (CEFA) program provides products and information related to climate, weather, fire and natural resources nationwide and...

12 Days of DRI: 2018 in Review

Featured projects
December 18, 2018
It’s safe to say that 2018 has been a great year for DRI. From launching new programs to engage community members in science and technology to making new strides in our core research areas, we’re proud of what we’ve...

Western Regional Climate Center

Western Regional Climate Center Lab Description The Western Regional Climate Center (WRCC) in Reno, Nevada, delivers high-quality climate data services at national, regional and state levels working with NOAA partners in the...

Atmospheric Chemistry Group

Atmospheric Chemistry Group About The Group The Atmospheric Chemistry Group, directed by Dr. Vera Samburova, is a research group developed for chemical analysis of organic species in the atmosphere. Hundreds of organic compounds...

Meet Nathan Chellman, Ph.D.

Featured researchers
March 25, 2021

Meet DRI scientist Nathan Chellman and learn about his work in the Ice Core Laboratory in this interview with DRI’s Behind the Science Blog.

DRI’S WaterStart Program GOED Knowledge Fund Success Story

News releases
June 30, 2020
This story was reposted with permission from the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development. CARSON CITY, Nev. – After investments totaling $4.3 million through the Knowledge Fund administered by the Nevada...

Tu Biomics, Agriculture Biotechnology Company Spins Out Of DRI

News releases
June 25, 2020
Carson City, Nev. – The Desert Research Institute (DRI) has successfully spun out its first research-based company focused on innovative solutions in agriculture with support from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development...

Alison Murray

Alison Elizabeth Murray Molecular, ecological, microbiological and genomic research About Dr. Alison Murray Dr. Murray is a molecular microbial ecologist and biological oceanographer with research interests centered around a...

George Burke Maxey Award in Water Resources Research

George Burke Maxey Award in Water Resources Research About the George Burke Maxey Award in Water Resources Research An award has been established in the honor of Dr. George B. and Jane C. Maxey, former Executive Director of the...


Soil Characterization and Quaternary Pedology Laboratory Lab Projects Desert soils are characterized by unique spatial and vertical distribution of properties (e.g. texture, soluble salts, organic matter, surface cover) that are...

EAF Capabilities

Environmental Analysis Facility Capabilities Contact Dr. Judith Chow (judith.chow@dri.edu, 775.674.7050) for technical assistance and pricing information. EAF laboratory capabilities include: 1) monitoring network design; 2)...

Cultural Resource Management

Cultural Resource Management About Cultural Resource Management at DRI Since 1969, Desert Research Institute (DRI) anthropologists and archaeologists have worked to understand how culture and environmental conditions impact...

DRI Foundation

DRI Foundation DRI Foundation Innovation Research Program DRI Nevada Medal Ways to Donate About the DRI Foundation The DRI Foundation was formed in 1982 and is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. The Foundation Board Members...

Meet John Watson, Ph.D.

Featured researchers
March 11, 2019
John Watson, Ph.D., is a research professor of air quality science with the Division of Atmospheric Sciences at the Desert Research Institute in Reno. John specializes in air quality measurements, source apportionment (tracing...

Laboratory for Aerosol Science, Spectroscopy, and Optics

Laboratory for Aerosol Science, Spectroscopy, and Optics Lab Description The Laboratory for Aerosol Science, Spectroscopy, and Optics (LASSO), directed by Dr. Hans Moosmüller, is a facility for the development and use of modern...

Portable In-Situ Wind ERosion Lab: PI-SWERL

Portable In-Situ Wind ERosion Lab: PI-SWERL The PI-SWERL, which stands for Portable In-Situ Wind ERosion Lab, has been in development at DRI since 2000. The PI-SWERL concept was motivated by the need for a portable device to...

Meet Graduate Researcher Nic Beres

Featured researchers
October 31, 2018
Meet Nic Beres, a Ph.D. student in atmospheric sciences. At DRI, Beres is working with Dr. Hans Moosmüller from the Division of Atmospheric Science (DAS) in Reno to study the mechanisms by which light-absorbing impurities such...