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Assistant Professor
smcafee [at]
University of Nevada, Reno

Dr. McAfee's research is an applied climatologist with experience in analyzing both historical climate and projections of future climate and in applying that information to resource management and conservation questions. She has worked on questions ranging from bias propagation within coupled models to the production of downscaled snow projections for Alaska and has a strong interest in climate services and public outreach.

Ph.D., Geosciences, University of Arizona, 2009 M.S. Forest Soils, University of Washington, 2002 A.B. Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, 1998
Areas of Expertise: 
applied climatology
high-latitude climate


DeLaFrance, A. and McAfee, S. A. 2019. Evaluation of synoptic-scale patterns during extreme temperature and precipitation events in Alaska. International Journal of Climatology. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1002/joc.6006.
Gray, S.T., A. Bennett, W.R. Bolton, A.L. Breen, T. Carman, E. Euskirchen, H. Genet, E. Jafarov, J. Jenkins, T. Kurkowski, M. Lindgren, P. Martin, S. McAfee, A.D. McGuire, S. Marchenko, R. Muskett, S. Panda, J. Reynolds, A. Robertson, V. Romanovsky, T.S. Rupp, K. Timm, and Y. Zhang. 2014In Press. Using integrated ecosystem modeling to improve our understanding of climate change impacts in the Alaska region . Alaska Park Science. 12(2).
McAfee, SA, Walsh, J, and Rupp, TS. 2014. Statistically downscaled projections of snow/rain partitioning for Alaska . Hydrological Processes. 28(12). 3930-3946. doi: 10.1002/hyp.9934 .
McAfee, S. A. 2014. Consistency and the lack thereof in Pacific Decadal Oscillation Impacts on North American Winter Climate. Journal of Climate. 27(19). 7410-7431. doi:
McAfee, S. A., G. Guentchev, J. Eischeid 2014. Reconciling precipitation trends in Alaska: 2. Gridded data analyses. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 119(24). 13,820-13,837. 10.1002/2014JD022461 .
McAfee, S.A. 2013. Methodological differences in projected potential evapotranspiration . Climate Change. 120(4). 915-930. doi:10.1007/s10584-013-0864-7.#sthash.SE0PrcGh.dpuf.
McAfee, S.A., G. Guentchev, and J.K. Eischeid 2013. Reconciling precipitation trends in Alaska. Journal of Geophysical Research. 118(14). 7523-7541. doi: 10.1002/jgrd.50572 .
McAfee S.A., J.L. Russell, and R.S. Webb 2012. Influence of bias-correction on simulated landcover changes . Geophysical Research Letters.