I am a research scholar in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. My research revolves around the large-scale (regional to global) hydrological cycle and its interactions with climate variability and change. I am particularly interested in how and why hydrological extremes, such as floods and droughts, have changed in the past and how they are projected to change in the future under global warming. With others in Civil Engineering, I run drought and water cycle monitoring systems for the US and Africa that track current drought conditions and predict future seasonal changes (http://hydrology.princeton.edu/forecast,
http://hydrology.princeton.edu/~nchaney/ADM_ML). I also lead a Freshman Seminar in the fall entitled Global Environmental Change: Science, Technology and Policy.
I am a native of England, and have been at Princeton (and in the US) since 2000. I studied for an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Oceanography at Southampton University and a masters degree in Engineering Mathematics at University of Newcastle. I have a PhD in hydroclimatology from the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands. I am married with two children, Medi (6) and Talle (9), who are not really interested in water, weather or climate unless it involves swimming. In my spare time I play soccer, snowboard and read bad spy novels. I look forward to interacting with the Rocky community and hope to see you in the dining hall sometime.