My research focuses on atmospheric and oceanic circulations and how they affect winter weather in the United States. My thesis focused on cold air outbreaks in the Eastern United States and explored the teleconnection patterns associated with cold air outbreaks by using self-organizing maps. My dissertation follows a similar approach but expands the focus to the entire Globe using NNR and ERA5 data.
Other Research Interests:
1.) Seasonal/sub-seasonal forecasting
2.) Climate modeling
3.) Impacts of extreme weather on human mortality
4.) Effective communication of climate-related data
5.) Human perceptions of weather and climate
(Accepted) - Sheridan, S. C., Lee, C. C., Adams, R., Smith, E. T., Pirhalla, D., & Ransibrahmanakul, V. (2019). Temporal modeling of anomalous coastal sea‐level values using synoptic climatological patterns. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans.
(Accepted) - Smith, Erik, and Scott Sheridan. “The Characteristics of Extreme Cold Events and Cold Air Outbreaks in the Eastern United States.” International Journal of Climatology. (2018).
(Accepted) - Smith, Erik, and Scott Sheridan. “The Influence of Extreme Cold Events on Mortality in the United State.” Science of the Total Environment. (2018).
(Accepted) - Smith, Erik, and Scott Sheridan. “The Influence of Atmospheric Circulation Patterns on Cold Air Outbreaks in the Eastern United States.” International Journal of Climatology. (2018).