Meet Meg Fowler

Meg Fowler

Meg Fowler is a CIRES post doc who joined PSL's Hydrometeorology Modeling and Applications Team in September 2019. Meg works with researchers Cécile Penland, Rob Cifelli, and Roger Pulwarty as part of the NOAA Forecasting a Continuum of Environmental Threats (FACETs) program. Her current work focuses on creating probabilistic forecasts of soil moisture in California using Linear Inverse Modeling, which builds on her interest of increasing water resilience in the Western U.S.

Prior to joining PSL, Meg earned her Ph.D. at the University of California–Irvine in July 2019. Her dissertation work primarily focused on interactions between the land surface and overlying atmosphere, and how that relationship changes as a result of human actions. Using NCAR’s CESM model, she considered the ability of irrigation in both California and India to alter non-local precipitation patterns through land-atmosphere feedbacks. Later, she combined CESM output with a hydrodynamic model to understand the role of plant physiological changes as a result of rising CO2 in altering flood frequency statistics worldwide. Meg also has a B.S. in Meteorology from Texas A&M, where she was awarded the NOAA Hollings Scholarship.

Outside of work, Meg is an avid Dallas Stars fan and enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her partner and their two cats.