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Rory Laiho

Rory Laiho CV

Graduate Student Assistant

Departments / Academic Programs


  • MS Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences: University of Colorado Boulder, 2017
  • MCIS Computer Information Systems: University of Denver, 1994
  • BS Electrical Engineering: University of Colorado Boulder, 1981
  • BS Mathematics: University of Wisconsin Madison, 1971

Research Programs, Labs, and Groups

Contact Information

(Office) 303-735-0214
4001 Discovery Drive, Rm N151, 311 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309-0311


Climate modeling, polar climate, climate variability, oceanography, cryosphere

Research Interests

Climate modeling, paleoclimate modeling, model evaluation, high latitude climate and freshwater dynamics, oceanography and ocean circulation, cryosphere, climate variability, climate data analytics


I am a PhD student in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (ATOC) program at the University of Colorado Boulder.  My current area of research in the Polar and Paleoclimate Modeling Research Group is directed toward the assessment of the simulated Arctic freshwater system in the CESM Large Ensemble, in CMIP5 models, and in forced simulations.  Prior to joining ATOC, I pursued a career in technology and engineering management with an emphasis on the development and delivery of new information technology products and solutions across numerous industries.  Building on this computational sciences foundation, I am focused on combining my special interests in climate sciences and climate modeling with computational data analytics.