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Jeffrey B. Halverson

Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1995
Professor & Graduate Program Director

211-K Sondheim Hall

Research Interests:

Severe Storms,  Meteorology & Climatology of the Mid-Atlantic Region

Recent Research Activities:
  • Hurricane intensity change (NASA grant:  Hurricanes and Severe Storms Sentinel)
  • Extratropical transition of Atlantic hurricanes
  • Severe storms in the Mid Atlantic

Textbook In Preparation:

Halverson, J.B. and T. Rabenhorst, Severe Storms And Their Environmental Impacts, Oxford University Press.

Recent Publications:

Halverson, J.B., 2014.  A Mighty Wind:  The Amazing Story of the June 29, 2012 Derecho.  Weatherwise, Taylor and Francis, 67(4),

Halverson, J. B., Rabenhorst, T. (2013). Hurriane Sandy: The Science and Impacts of a Superstorm. Weatherwise, Taylor and Francis, 66(2), 15-23.

Braun, S., J. B. Halverson and co-authors, 2012:  NASA’s Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes (GRIP)Field Experiment – Bringing New Technologies to the Hurricane Intensity Problem, B. Amer. Meteor. Soc., accepted with revisions.

Kelley, Owen A. and J. B. Halverson, 2011:  How much tropical cyclone intensification can result from the energy released inside of a convective burst?  J. Geophys. Res., 116: DOI 10.1029/2011JD015954.

Aberson, S., Cione, J., C.-C. Wu, M. M. Bell, J. B. Halverson, C. Fogarty and M. Weissman, 2010:  Aircraft Observations of Tropical Cyclones, in Global Perspectives on Tropical Cyclones, J. Chan and J. Kepert Eds., World Scientific.

Halverson, J.B. and T. Rabenhorst, 2010: Mega-Snow in the Megalopolis:  The Mid-Atlantic’s Blockbuster Winter of 2099-2010, Weatherwise,  63(4):16-22

Zipser, E. J.B. Halverson et al., 2009:  The Saharan Air Layer and the fate of African easterly  waves.  Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 90:1137-1156.

Jiang, H., J.B. Halverson and J. Simpson, 2008:  On the difference of storm rainfall of Hurricane Isidore and Lili.  Part I:  Satellite observations and rain potential. Weather and Forecasting, 23: 29-43.

Jiang, H., J.B. Halverson and J. Simpson, 2008:  On the difference of storm rainfall of Hurricane Isidore and Lili, Part II:  Water Budget. Weather and Forecasting, 23: 44-61.

Jiang, H., J. B. Halverson and E.J. Zipser, 2008:  The influence of environmental moisture on TRMM-derived tropical cyclone precipitation over land and ocean. Geophys Rev. Let., 35:L17806.

Jiang, H., J.B. Halverson, E. Zipser and J. Simpson, 2008:   Hurricane “rainfall potential” derived  from satellite observations aids landfall flooding prediction. J. Appl. Meteor. Climo., 47:944-959.

Halverson, J.B. and co-authors, 2007:  NASA’s Tropical Cloud Systems and Processes Experiment:  Investigating tropical cyclogenesis and hurricane intensity change. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 88: 867-88.

Community Outreach and Education:

Severe Storms Expert, The Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang

Associate Editor, Weatherwise Magazine

Monthly Columnist, Weatherwise Magazine

Courses Taught:

GES 110 Physical Geography

GES 302 Natural Hazards

GES 311 Weather and Climate

GES 400 Tropical Climates

GES 400 Severe Storms and Their Environmental Impacts

GES 415/615 Climate Change

GES 601 Introduction to Geography and Environmental Systems

GES 700 How The Earth Works: Advanced Earth System Science