About the State Climatologist

Dr. Erinanne Saffell is Director of the Arizona State Climate Office.

Dr. Saffell received her BS, MA, and PhD degrees in Geography and Climatology from Arizona State University. Her main research interests are extreme weather events, including flood and drought, as well as impacts of the Urban Heat Island. Dr. Saffell is a Senior Global Futures Scientist with the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory.

The State Climate Office is a unit of the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and serves the state and people of Arizona.

History of Arizona State Climate Office

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