OU RaXPol Visits SIUE

RaXPol mobile radar and students on the SIUE campus, March 17, 2022. Photo courtesy SIUE Marketing and Communications.

On March 17, SIUE hosted the University of Oklahoma RaXPol mobile radar. Students were able to see the radar in action and learn about radar systems. A big thanks to Dr. Yadong Wang (SIUE Electrical and Computer Engineering) for coordinating the event and to Drs. Tian-You Yu and David Bodine of OU for a fantastic presentation to our students, especially those in my GEOG 452 (Weather Forecasting) and GEOG 314 (Climatology) courses.

More information can be found in the SIUE Press Release.

Tornado Debris Research Published in BAMS

Our manuscript on the travel of tornado debris has been published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS). The work examines the travel of several historical markers that were impacted by an EF-2 tornado on 23 May 2017.

Many thanks to my co-authors on the work, John Knox (University of Georgia), Jared Rackley (National Weather Service), and Nick Grondin (Louisiana State University).

Hello and Welcome!

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE).

I have many research interests in the areas of atmospheric hazards, extreme events, and applied climatology. Recent research has focused on:

  • The impact of weather on transportation
  • The climatology of various types of windstorms
  • Geographies of wind fatalities, and of warned and unwarned fatalities due to convective wind and tornadoes
  • The travel of tornado debris
  • Extreme precipitation events and how these may change under a changing climate
  • Public perception and understanding of National Weather Service watches, warnings, and advisories for severe weather

Updates on current and ongoing projects can be found below. You can also view a brief CV. Other items coming soon!