My research interests are in synoptic climatology, climate change, and bioclimatology. Perhaps foremost, I've worked on addressing the problem of heat vulnerability through a number of different avenues, from survey work on heat perception, to the development of over 30 heat-warning systems across the globe, and projections of future vulnerability. I am also interested in all other aspects of applied climatology, including climate and crime, atmospheric composition, and agriculture. I also serve as the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Biometeorology.
American Meteorological Society
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My research interests are in climatology, severe weather, and natural hazards. My recent work focuses on tornado hazards and risk of death, especially to persons in mobile homes and motor vehicles, improving tornado warnings, and how warnings are perceived and acted upon. Other recent research topics included severe winter weather and mountain climates.
My research interests include annual and seasonal precipitation trends, climate change, El Nino Southern Oscillation, severe weather, natural hazards, and biogeography. Currently, I am assessing learning outcomes in the DL science labs with the traditional in-class environment. My teaching interests include physical geography, climatology, statistics, and biogeomorphology.