Stephanie McAfee, PhD

Associate Professor and Nevada State Climatologist

Contact Information


  • Ph.D., Geosciences, University of Arizona, 2009
  • M.S. Forest Soils, University of Washington, 2002
  • A.B. Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, 1998


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.

Research Areas of Interest

Applied climatology, downscaling, high-latitude climate

Class Materials


Selected Publications

  • McAfee, SA, J Walsh, TS Rupp (2013). Statistically downscaled projections of snow/rain partitioning for Alaska. Hydrological Processes
  • McAfee, SA, G Guentchev, JK Eischeid (2013). Reconciling precipitation trends in Alaska: 1. Station-based analyses. Journal of Geophysical Research
  • McAfee, SA, JL Russell and RS Webb (2012). Influence of bias correction on simulated land cover changes, Geosphysical Research Letters
  • McAfee, SA ,JL Russell, PJ Goodman, 2011. Evaluating IPCC AR4 cool-season precipitation simulations and projections for impacts assessment over North America, Climate Dynamics