Cameron C. Lee | Department of Geography | Kent State University

Cameron C. Lee

Cameron C. Lee
OFFICE: 433 McGilvrey Hall

My main research interests are in applied climatology, focusing on utilizing synoptic methods in a variety of applications. I am currently funded on 3 federal grants from NASA and NOAA; the NASA-funded research applies synoptic methods in the development of a water clarity index as an indicator of climate change in the Great Lakes; one NOAA grant explores various indicators of climate change related to human thermal comfort, while another NOAA grant examines the role of atmospheric circulation in day-to-day sea-level variability. Previous grant-based research includes assessing the impacts of climate change on hazardous heat events in California, and studying the relationship between synoptic weather types and asthma in New York State, and exploring water clarity along the coast of the Southeastern US. Other non-grant related research has included studying the relationship of air pollution to synoptic weather types and atmospheric circulation patterns in Cleveland; the association of circulation patterns to chlorophyll levels near the Florida Gulf Coast, and the impact of transitional weather types on winter mortality. My master's thesis focused on joining synoptic methods with global climate model output data in order to project future tornado day frequency and seasonality in the US. My dissertation research focused primarily on the development of a gridded synoptic weather typing classification for the United States, which will be useful in a number of applications. I also serve as the Managing Editor of the International Journal of Biometeorology.

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

  • Lee, C.C., Sheridan, S.C. (2018): A new approach to modeling temperature-related mortality: Nonlinear autoregressive models with exogenous input.(Manuscript currently in peer-review).
  • Islam, R.M., Sheridan, S.C., Lee, C.C. (2017): Using self-organizing maps to identify the South Asian seasonal cycle. (Manuscript currently in peer-review).
  • Pirhalla, D.E., Sheridan, S.C., Lee, C.C., Barnes, B.B., Ransibrahmanakul, V., Hu, C. (2016): Water clarity patterns in South Florida coastal waters and their linkages to synoptic-scale wind forcing. Satellite and Ocean Meteorology. (Accepted, In Press). DOI: 10.18063/SOM.2016.02.003.
  • Sheridan, S.C., Lee, C.C., Pirhalla, D.E., Ransibrahmanakul, V. (2016): Atmospheric drivers of sea-level fluctuations and nuisance floods along the mid-Atlantic coast of the USA. Regional Environmental Change. (Accepted, in press). DOI: 10.1007/s10113-017-1156-y.
  • Lee, C.C. (2016) Reanalyzing the impacts of atmospheric teleconnections on cold-season weather using multivariate surface weather types and self-organizing maps. International Journal of Climatology. (Accepted, in press). DOI: 10.1002/joc.4950.
  • Lee, C.C., Sheridan, S.C., Barnes, B.B., Hu, C., Pirhalla, D.E., Ransibrahmanakul, V., Shein, K. (2016): The development of a non-linear auto-regressive model with exogenous input (NARX) to model climate-water clarity relationships: reconstructing an historical water clarity index for the coastal waters of the southeastern US. Theoretical and Applied Climatology (Accepted, in press). DOI: 10.1007/s00704-016-1906-7.
  • Lee, C.C. (2015): A systematic evaluation of the lagged effects of spatiotemporally-relative surface weather types on wintertime cardiovascular-related mortality across 19 US cities. International Journal of Biometeorology 59(11), 1633-1645. DOI: 10,1007/s00484-015-0970-5.
  • Lee, C.C., Sheridan, S.C. (2015): Synoptic Climatology: An Overview. Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. Elsevier DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.09421-5. INVITED CONTRIBUTION.
  • Pirhalla, D.E., Sheridan, S.C., Ransibrahmanakul, V., Lee, C.C. (2014): Assessing Weather‐related Causal Factors to Cold‐snap Mortality Events and Impacts in South Florida Coastal Ecosystems. Estuaries and Coasts 38(6), 2310-2322. DOI: 10.1007/s12237-014-9918-y.
  • Lee, C.C. (2014): The Development of a Gridded Weather Typing Classification Scheme. International Journal of Climatology 35, 641-659. DOI: 10.1002/joc.4010.
  • Sheridan, S.C., Lee, C.C. (2013): "Synoptic Climatology." In Oxford Bibliographies in Geography. Ed. Barney Warf. New York City, USA, Oxford University Press.
  • Allen, M.J., Lee, C.C. (2013): Investigating High Mortality During the Winter Season: Mapping Patterns of Temperature and Pressure. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 118(3), 419-428.
  • Sheridan S.C., Pirhalla, D.E., Lee, C.C., Ransibrahmanakul V. (2013): Evaluating Linkages of Weather Patterns and Water Quality Responses in South Florida Using a Synoptic Climatological Approach. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 52(2), 425-438. DOI: 10.1175/JAMC-D-12-0126.1.
  • Lee, C.C., Sheridan, S.C. and Lin, S. (2012): Relating Weather Types to Asthma-Related Hospital Admissions in New York State. EcoHealth 9(4). DOI: 10.1007/s10393-012-0803-5.
  • Lee, C.C., Ballinger, T.J., Domino, N.A. (2012): Utilizing Map Pattern Classification and Surface Weather Typing to Relate Climate to the Air Quality Index in Cleveland, Ohio. Atmospheric Environment 63, 50-59. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv2012.09.024.
  • Lee, C.C. (2012): Utilizing Synoptic Climatological Methods to Assess the Impacts of Climate Change on Future Tornado-Favorable Environments. Natural Hazards 62(2), 325-343. DOI: 10.1007/s11069-011-9998-y.
  • Sheridan, S.C., Lee, C.C. (2012): Synoptic Climatology and the Analysis of Atmospheric Teleconnections. Progress in Physical Geography 36(4) 548-557. DOI: 10.1177/0309133312447935.
  • Sheridan, S.C., Allen, M.J., Lee, C.C., Kalkstein, L.S. (2012): Future heat vulnerability in California Part II: Projecting future heat related mortality. Climatic Change 115(2), 311-326. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-012-0437-1.
  • Sheridan, S.C., Lee, C.C., Allen, M.J., Kalkstein, L.S. (2012): Future heat vulnerability in California Part I: Projecting future weather types and heat events. Climatic Change 115(2), 291-309. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-012-0436-2.

 

RECENT & UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS:

 
  • 9th Conference on Environment and Health, as part of the 98th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting; Austin, Texas; January 2018: Using nonlinear autoregressive models with exogenous input to analyze temperature-related human mortality.
  • 20th International Congress of Biometeorology; Durham, United Kingdom; September 2017: Modeling weather impacts on human mortality using non-linear autoregressive models with exogenous input (NARX models).
  • 113th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers; Boston, Massachusetts; April 2017: Synergistic impacts of multiple teleconnections on North American surface weather types.
  • 39th Applied Geography Conference; Louisville, Kentucky; October 2016: Analyzing teleconnective impacts on surface weather types using self-organizing maps. 
  • 112th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers; San Francisco, California; March 2016: Using circulation patterns and weather types to model water clarity in the Gulf of Mexico. 
  • 3rd Annual Water Research Symposium at Kent State University, Kent, OH; October 2015: A synoptic climatological approach to modeling daily water clarity using neural network-based time-series models. (Poster) 
  • 13th Symposium on the Coastal Environment, as part of the 95th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting; Phoenix, Arizona; January 2015; Linking synoptic weather and ocean light attenuation variability in the Gulf of Mexico: constructing a 65-year Kd-Index.
  • 20th International Congress of Biometeorology; Cleveland, Ohio; October 2014; Wintertime associations between spatiotemporally-relative synoptic weather types and lagged cardiovascular mortality across various US climate regions.
  • 110th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Tampa, Florida, April 2014; Utilizing a New Gridded Weather Typing Classification Scheme to Evaluate the Relationship between Meteorological Conditions and Cardiovascular-Related Mortality.
  • 29th Annual Kent State University Graduate Student Symposium; Kent, Ohio; April 2014 (Poster); Cardiovascular-Related Mortality and Links to Multivariate Surface Weather Types.
  • Geosciences Seminar Series at the University of Akron; Invited Presentation; February 2014; Climate and Air Quality in Cleveland, Ohio: A Combined Synoptic Climatological Approach.
  • The Annual Water Research Symposium at Kent State University, Kent, OH, November 2013 (Poster); Assessing the Link between Weather Patterns and Water Quality using a Synoptic Climatological Approach.
  • 13th European Meteorological Society Annual Meeting and 11th European Conference on Applications of Meteorology; Reading, UK; September, 2013; The Development of an Automated and Gridded Synoptic Classification for Surface Weather Types.
  • 13th European Meteorological Society Annual Meeting and 11th European Conference on Applications of Meteorology; Reading, UK; September, 2013; Linking Synoptic Weather Types to Asthma-Related Hospital Admissions in New York State.
  • 28th Annual Kent State University Graduate Student Symposium; Kent, Ohio; April, 2013; Circulation and Weather Type Associations with the Air Quality Index in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • 109th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers; Los Angeles, California; April, 2013; Relating Climate to the Air Quality Index in Cleveland, Ohio Using a Combined Synoptic Climatological Methodology.
  • 24th Annual Conference of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology; Columbia, South Carolina; August, 2012; Projecting Future Heat-Related Mortality in California Using Synoptic Methods.
  • 27th Annual Kent State University Graduate Student Symposium; Kent, Ohio; April, 2012; The Impacts of Short-Term Weather Variability on Chlorophyll Levels near the Florida Gulf Coast.
  • 108th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers; New York, New York; February, 2012; Relating Chlorophyll Levels near the Florida Gulf Coast to Regional Synoptic Sea Level Pressure Patterns.

 

COURSES TEACHING

  • Physical Geography
  • Climate Change & Impacts
  • Applied Climatology
 
Job Title

Assistant Professor

Job Department

Department of Geography

Campus

Kent

Office Location

Synoptic Climatology, Applied Climatology, and Climate Change Room 433 McGilvrey Hall McGilvrey Hall

Phone

330-672-0360

Office Hours

Available by Appointment

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