Eric Wilcox

( Desert Research Institute )


(775) 673-7686
  • Institution:Desert Research Institute
  • Departments: Atmospheric Sciences
  • Research Fields: Radiative Forcing Of Aerosols And Clouds, Remote Sensing And In-situ Observation Of Clouds, Atmospheric Convection, Climate Modeling
  • Disciplines: Atmospheric Chemistry and Climatology, Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, Physical Sciences
  • Location:Washoe County
  • Funding:NSF - National Science Foundation


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) and Atmospheric Modeling (ATMS 746) at University of Nevada, Reno. He is an associate editor of the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, an associate director of the Nevada NASA Space Grant Consortium for DRI, and he serves as a member representative to the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) on behalf of the Nevada System of Higher Education.