Imtiaz Rangwala is a research scientist at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado, Boulder and NOAA’s Physical Sciences Division. He is a climate scientist with training in assessing and diagnosing regional scale climate change. He employs the use of climate observations and models for understanding and quantifying climate processes relevant to regional trends in warming and changing hydrological processes. He is specifically interested in advancing the understanding related to changing water balance and climate extremes in the western US (including the Great Plains), as well as its relevance to ecosystem response. His interests also include understanding and working with future climate change uncertainty in the context of decision-making and climate adaptation. He has extensive experience in the development and communication of useful and usable future climate change scenarios for natural resource management. Dr. Rangwala also has expertise on climate change in high elevation regions with past research focused on regions such as the Colorado Rocky Mountains and the Tibetan Plateau. He is part of a global community of scientists focused on examining the issue of elevation dependent climate change in mountain regions.