Christopher Castro

Director, Center for Applied Hydroclimate Science, AIRES

Professor and Associate Head, Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, College of Science

Christopher L. Castro is UA Professor in the Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences. His doctoral and postdoctoral work applied a regional atmospheric model to the investigation of North American summer climate. His research group’s current work focuses principally on physical understanding and predicting climate through regional atmospheric modeling and analysis. His projects engage the operational weather-forecast community and water-resource providers in the Southwest and beyond. He is a former Fulbright scholar and has been recognized for research excellence in studying long-term changes in North American monsoon precipitation by the Strategic Environmental Research and Development program.


  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University