- Geography, Planning, and Environment Associate Professor
Dr. Tom Rickenbach’s research investigates how weather systems, from thunderstorms to hurricanes, control and respond to changes in regional climate. He is also interested in the different hydrological impacts associated with seasonal and year-to-year variability in rain system structure. As a radar meteorologist, Dr. Rickenbach has traveled around the world in NASA-sponsored field programs to study the local and global impacts of weather systems. His work has been applied to reducing the uncertainties in computer model simulations of future climate.
Precipitation systems and regional climate; radar meteorology