Jeffrey B. Halverson

Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1995

208 Administration Bldg

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, Routledge.

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

Magic Planet digital visualization sphere for classroom instruction

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 701 Introduction to Geography and Environmental Systems

GES 700 How The Earth Works: Advanced Earth System Science