Katherine Hegewisch

Department of Geography
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844-3120


Climate Research
I am working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Applied Climate Sciences Lab at the University of Idaho under Dr. John Abatzoglou.
Statistical Downscaling of Climate Data
We have two current projects related to the downscaling of climate data:
  • MACA: We have completed the statistical downscaling of 20 global climate models (GCMs) from CMIP5 utilizing the Multivariate Adaptive Constructed Analogs(MACA, Abatzoglou and Brown, 2011) statistical downscaling method.
  • NMME Forecasts: We are finishing the downscaling of 6 model forecasts from NOAAs CPCs North American Multi-Model Ensemble(NMME) project.
Climate Tools
We have two current projects related to developing web tools on climate:
  • Climate Engine: visualizing historical meteorology and remote sensing datasets
  • Decision support tools for wheat growers under the Regional Approaches to Climate Change (REACCH) project