Paul Christopher Damian Milly

I perform research on the interaction of hydrology and climate at a USGS field office at NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) in Princeton, NJ. I work on the development and application of global models of land water and energy balance, which are integrated into GFDL's physical climate models and more process-rich earth-system models.

Biography

RESEARCH FOCUS

Global hydrology and climate. Water and energy balances of the continents. Unsaturated-zone water transport. Evapotranspiration. Climate change.

EDUCATION

Princeton University, B.S.E., Civil Engineering, 1978
MIT, S.M., Hydrology, 1980
MIT, Ph.D., Hydrology, 1982

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Princeton University, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, 1982-1988
Princeton University, Visiting Lecturer with Rank of Associate Professor, 1988-89
U.S. Geological Survey, Research Hydrologist, 1988-present

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • American Meteorological Society
    • Robert E. Horton Lectureship, 2015
    • Fellow, 2014
  • American Geophysical Union
    • Hydrology Section, Hydrologic Sciences Award, 2013
    • Fellow, 2009
    • Editor’s Citation for Excellence in Refereeing, 1991

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Over 100 peer-reviewed papers. Over 22,000 citations, H-index 58, per Google Scholar as of 11 January 2021.

COMMUNICATION OF SCIENCE TO GOVERNMENT AND ITS AGENCIES

  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
    • 2nd through 5th Assessment Reports (1995-2013), contributing author, reviewer.
  • U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Reclamation, Presentation, 2006
  • U.S. Congress
    • USGS Congressional Briefing Series, 2007
    • U.S. Senate: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water and Power
      • Testimony, 2007
      • Staff Briefing, 2007
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters, Presentation, 2007

COMMUNICATION OF SCIENCE TO THE PUBLIC THROUGH THE MEDIA

Agence-France Presse, Arizona Daily Star, Arizona Daily Sun, Arizona Public Media, The Arizona Republic, BBC World Service, Bloomberg News, Cable News Network, Daily Mail (UK), Discovery Channel, The Guardian, Harpers, Los Angeles Times, Le Monde, National Geographic, National Public Radio, Nature, Neue Zürcher (Zurich) Zeitung, New Scientist, New York Times, Newsweek, Physics Today, Radio Ottawa, Radio Stations KCBS, KNAU, KQED, KUNC, KPCC, Rocky Mountain News (Denver), RT (Russia), San Diego Union-Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Science News, Scientific American, Der Tagesspiegel, (Toronto) Globe and Mail, TV Asahi (Japan), TV Globo (Brazil), United Press International, USA Today, Washington Post, The Weather Channel.

Interviewed for popular non-fiction books
A Great Aridity (2011) by William deBuys
The End of Stationarity: Searching for the New Normal… (2016) by Mark Schapiro
The End of Country (2015) by Seamus McGraw