Katerina R. Gonzales is a climate scientist who bridges the gap between climate research and practice. Born and raised in Colorado, she grew up deeply acquainted with the increasing presence of drought, flood, and wildfire. She recently finished her dissertation at Stanford University on West Coast atmospheric rivers, and is now a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Minnesota.
Atmospheric rivers are nothing short of a miracle for California. But climate change is altering their character.
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