Desert Research Institute
Eric Wilcox is an Associate Professor in Climatology in the Division of Atmospheric Sciences at the Desert Research Institute. Dr. Wilcox’s research addresses the interactions among aerosols, clouds, and precipitation towards a goal of improved understanding of precipitation, cloud variability and radiative forcing of climate at regional scales. This work relies on satellite and in-situ observations, as well as simulations with numerical models of the atmosphere and climate.
Dr. Wilcox manages DRI’s climate modeling group, which implements a wide range of numerical models, including fine-resolution atmospheric models for regional climate studies and applied research in water resources and renewable energy projects, air quality and chemistry models, and global coupled ocean/atmosphere climate models.
Dr. Wilcox teaches Atmospheric Physics (ATMS 411/611) at University of Nevada, Reno. He is a member of the NASA MODIS science team and also serves as a member representative to the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) on behalf of the Nevada System of Higher Education.