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Erinanne Saffell

Erinanne Saffell

Instructor, School of Sustainability


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


  • Instructor, School of Sustainability


Erinanne Saffell is a climatologist interested in understanding risk, vulnerability, and resilience associated with extreme weather and climate events. Saffell develops courses and upper-division seminars on these topics, and directs K-12 outreach and training programs on meteorology and climatology.

Among her numerous outreach activities, Saffell has served as a reviewer for the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN), a part of the National Science Digital Laboratory. She has also acted as an advisor to the Arizona Geographic Alliance's Summer Geography Institute, presenting to K-12 educators on how meteorology and climatology utilize STEMSS (Science,Technology, Engineering, Math, and Social Studies).

Saffell is director of the SWIFT Weather Camp, a collaboration with the National Weather Service, Arizona State University, and the Arizona Science Center. SWIFT engages middle and high school students through active-learning experiments in one of only two national middle-school weather camps.


Thesis (Masters)


Saffell, E. 2001. Urban-rural humidity variations in Phoenix, Arizona. MA thesis. Arizona State University.

IGERT in Urban Ecology Associate, School of Geographical Sciences