Seth Arens

  • Seth Arens
    2242 North Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84116

    Seth Arens

    Research Integration Specialist (Utah)

    Seth Arens joined WWA staff in December 2015 as the Utah Research Integration Specialist. Seth has a diverse background in science, including research experience in ecosystem and plant physiological ecology, snow hydrology and atmospheric science. Seth worked as an environmental scientist for the Utah Division of Air Quality, where he developed a research program to assess the extent and causes of ozone pollution in Utah and maintained Utah’s air quality monitoring network from 2010-2015. Prior to working in Utah, Seth studied impacts of climate change on ecosystem structure and carbon balance of Arctic ecosystems in Alaska and Greenland. Seth earned a BA in Biology and Environmental Policy from Colby College in Waterville, ME, an MS in Biological Science from the University of Alaska-Anchorage and an MS in Biology from the University of Utah.


  • The Utah Hazard Planning Tool provides information about the historical, current risk and future projections of natural hazards in Utah. This document is designed to be used as an information resource and guide for hazard planners in Utah. Utah Hazard Planning Tool April 2022  Utah Hazard Planning Tool

  • Brooks, Paul D., Andrew Gelderloos, Margaret A. Wolf, Logan R. Jamison, Courtenay Strong, D. Kip Solomon, Gabriel J. Bowen, et al. 2021. “Groundwater‐Mediated Memory of Past Climate Controls Water Yield in Snowmelt‐Dominated Catchments.” Water Resources Research 57 (10).

  • Arens, Seth, Jeff Lukas, and Lineke Woelders (2020). Climate, snow, streamflow, and drought information resources for the Mountain West. Western Water Assessment. Climate information two-pager 2020.pdf  

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