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Randall Cerveny

Randall Cerveny

President's Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

cerveny@asu.edu

480-965-7533

School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
Arizona State University
PO Box 875302
Tempe, AZ 85287-5302

Titles

  • Distinguished Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • President's Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Biography

Randall Cerveny is a professor of geographical sciences at Arizona State University (ASU), where he has taught since 1986. He serves as Rapporteur on Extreme Records for the United Nations/World Meteorological Organization, and in this connection is responsible for researching and verifying global weather records. At ASU, he directs the meteorology program, and was awarded the title of President's Professor in recognition of his contributions to undergraduate education. He is contributing editor for the magazine Weatherwise, and is the author of numerous journal articles as well as two books, Freaks of the Storm, Thunder's Mouth Press, 2006, and Weather's Greatest Mysteries Solved!, Prometheus Books, 2009.

Education

  • PhD, Geography, University of Nebraska, 1985
  • MA, Geography, University of Nebraska, 1983
  • BS, Geography, University of Nebraska, 1981

Expertise

External Links

Journal Articles

2014

Shimizu, M., R. S. Cerveny, E. A. Wentz and K. E. McHugh. 2014. Geographic and virtual dissemination of an international climatic announcement. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 95(7):987-989. DOI: 10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00034.1. (link )

2013

Svoma, B. M., D. S. Krahenbuhl, C. E. Bush, J. W. Malloy, J. R. White, M. A. Wagner, M. B. Pace, K. Debiasse, N. J. Selover, R. C. Balling and R. S. Cerveny. 2013. Expansion of the northern hemisphere subtropical high pressure belt: Trends and linkages to precipitation and drought. Physical Geography 34(3):174-187. DOI: 10.1080/02723646.2013.820657. (link )

2012

Wagner, M., S. W. Myint and R. S. Cerveny. 2012. Geospatial assessment of recovery rates following a tornado disaster. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 50(11):4313-4322. DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2012.2191973. (link )

2010

Garrity, C. M., R. S. Cerveny and E. A. Wentz. 2010. Vertical moisture profile characteristics of severe surface drought and surface wetness in the western United States: 1973-2002. International Journal of Climatology 30(6):894-900. (link )

2008

Cerveny, R. S., B. M. Svoma, R. C. Balling and R. S. Vose. 2008. Gregorian calendar bias in monthly temperature databases. Geophysical Research Letters 35:L19706. DOI: 10.1029/2008GL035209.

Myint, S. W., M. Yuan, R. S. Cerveny and C. P. Giri. 2008. Comparison of remote sensing image processing techniques to identify tornado damage areas from Landsat TM data. Sensors 8(2):1128-1156. DOI: 10.3390/s8021128. (link )

Myint, S. W., M. Yuan, R. S. Cerveny and C. P. Giri. 2008. Categorizing natural disaster damage assessment using satellite-based geospatial techniques. Natural Hazards and Earth Systems Sciences 8:707-179. DOI: 10.5194/nhess-8-707-2008. (link )

2007

Brommer, D. M., R. S. Cerveny and R. C. Balling. 2007. Characteristics of long-duration precipitation events across the United States. Geophysical Research Letters 34. DOI: 10.1029/2007GL031808.

2005

Dixon, P. G., D. M. Brommer, B. C. Hedquist, A. J. Kalstein, G. B. Goodrich, J. C. Walter, C. C. Dickerson, S. J. Penny and R. S. Cerveny. 2005. Heat mortality versus cold mortality: A study of conflicting databases in the United States. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 86(7):937-946. DOI: 10.1175/BAMS-86-7-937. (link )

1997

Kuby, M., R. S. Cerveny and R. Dorn. 1997. A new approach to paleoclimatic research using linear programming. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 129: 269-290.

Magazine Articles

2015

Holle, R. L., N. J. Selover, R. Cerveny and H. M. Mogil. 2015. The weather and climate of Arizona. Weatherwise: The Magazine about Weather. (Mar-Apr):12.