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OLIVER W. FRAUENFELD, PH.D.
 

 
CONTACT INFORMATION

Texas A&M University
College of Geosciences
810 Eller O&M Building
3147 TAMU
College Station, TX  77843-3147 USA

(979) 862-8420 voice
(979) 862-4487 fax

http://climatology.tamu.edu/
http://facebook.com/GeogCSL
 

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Environmental Sciences; University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
Dissertation: "Northern Hemisphere Circulation Variability and the Pacific Ocean" (Advisor: Dr. Robert E. Davis)

M.S. Environmental Sciences; University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
Thesis: "Relationships Between the El Niño-Southern Oscillation and the Northern Hemisphere 500 mb Circumpolar Vortex" (Advisor: Dr. Robert E. Davis)

B.A. Environmental Sciences and Spanish; University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Associate Professor, Department of Geography, College of Geosciences, Texas A&M University, 2016-present

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, College of Geosciences, Texas A&M University, 2010-2016

Environmental Faculty, Environmental Programs in Geosciences, College of Geosciences, Texas A&M University, 2010-present

Water Faculty, Water Management and Hydrological Science, Texas A&M University, 2014-present

Affiliate Scientist, National Snow and Ice Data Center, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, 2010-present

Research Scientist II, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Division of Cryospheric and Polar Processes, University of Colorado, 2005-2009

Research Scientist I, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Division of Cryospheric and Polar Processes, University of Colorado, 2003-2005

Research Assistant, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, 1999-2000

Instructor, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, summer 1998 and 1999

Head Teaching Assistant, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, 1998-1999

Teaching Assistant, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, 1997-1999

Research Assistant, Virginia State Climatology Office, University of Virginia, 1996-1999

Research Assistant, Department of Health Evaluation Sciences, University of Virginia, summer 1997

Research Assistant, Institute for Meteorology and Geophysics, University of Vienna, summer 1996
 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

    Climate Change Land Surface Processes
    Surface-Atmosphere Interactions Atmospheric Teleconnections
    High-Latitude Climate Quantitative Methods

 
AWARDS

Dean's Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching, College of Geosciences, Texas A&M University, 2014

Montague-Center for Teaching Excellence Scholar, College of Geosciences, Texas A&M University, 2013-2014

John Russell Mather Paper of the Year Award, awarded by the Climate Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers (for Frauenfeld, O. W., R. E. Davis, and M. E. Mann, 2005: A Distinctly Interdecadal Signal of Pacific Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction. J. Climate, 18(11), 1709-1718), 2006

Moore Research Award, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, 2001-2002

Dupont Fellowship, University of Virginia, 2001-2002

Dean's Fellowship, University of Virginia, 2000-2001

All-University Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Virginia, 2000

University of Virginia Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, University of Virginia, 2000

Fred Holmsley Moore Teaching Award, Department of Environmental Sciences, 2000

Seven Society Graduate Fellowship for Superb Teaching Finalist, University of Virginia, 2000

Best Student Paper, Association of American Geographers (Climate Specialty Group), 2000
 

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

Research

    Multi-Scale Snow Studies in Complex Terrain using Satellite Remote Sensing and Ground-Based Measurements. Ministry of Science and Technology, China; RMB 6,000,000 ($983,606). T. Zhang (PI), O. W. Frauenfeld (co-PI), 2013-2018.

Teaching

    Engaging Students Early through Field Based Experiences in Introductory Courses (Phase II). Texas A&M University College of Geosciences, High Impact Learning Projects; $21,750. Co-Principal Investigator, 2014-2015
    Engaging Students Early through Field Based Experiences in Introductory Courses. Texas A&M University College of Geosciences, High Impact Learning Projects, $62,712. Co-Principal Investigator, 2011-2014
    Enhancing Research Intensive Capstone Courses with More Fieldwork. Texas A&M University College of Geosciences, High Impact Learning Projects, $61,000. Co-Principal Investigator, 2011-2014
     

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS graduate student; undergraduate student

Peng, X., T. Zhang, O. W. Frauenfeld, K. Wang, B. Cao, X. Zhong, H. Su, C. Mu, 2017: Response of seasonal soil freeze depth to climate change across China. The Cryosphere, 11(3), 1059-1073, doi:10.5194/tc-11-1059-2017.

Ford, T. W., S. M. Quiring, and O. W. Frauenfeld, 2016: Multi-Decadal Variability of Soil Moisture-Temperature Coupling over the Contiguous United States Modulated by Pacific and Atlantic Sea Surface Temperatures. Int. J. Climatol., 37(3), 1400-1415, doi:10.1002/joc.4785.

Peng, X., O. W. Frauenfeld, B. Cao, K. Wang, H. Su, Z. Huang, D. Yue, H. Wang, and T. Zhang, 2016: Response of Changes in Seasonal Soil Freeze/Thaw State to Climate Change from 1950 to 2010 across China. J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surf., 121(11), 1984-2000, doi:10.1002/2016JF003876.

Bowlick, F. J., S. L. Young, T. D. Murphy, B. M. J. Williams, and O. W. Frauenfeld, 2016: Flexibility, Communication, and Transparency: Lessons for a Successful Geography Lab Manual Implementation from First Semester Experiences. Research in Geographic Education, 18(1), 74-85.

Chen, L. and O. W. Frauenfeld, 2016: Impacts of Urbanization on Future Climate in China. Clim. Dynam., 47(1), 345-357, doi:10.1007/s00382-015-2840-6. [2016 AAG Climate Specialty Group Paper of the Year]

Ford, T. W. and O. W. Frauenfeld, 2016: Surface-Atmosphere Moisture Interactions in the Frozen Ground Regions of Eurasia. Scientific Reports, 6, 19163, doi:10.1038/srep19163. [Open Access Reprint]

Streletskiy, D., A. Sherstiukov, O. W. Frauenfeld, and F. E. Nelson, 2015: Changes in the 1963-2013 Shallow Ground Thermal Regime in Russian Permafrost Regions. Environ. Res. Lett., 10(11), 125005, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/10/12/125005. [Open Access Reprint]

Ford, T. W., S. M. Quiring, O. W. Frauenfeld, and A. D. Rapp, 2015: Synoptic conditions related to soil moisture-atmosphere interactions and unorganized convection in Oklahoma. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120(22), 11519-11535, doi:10.1002/2015JD023975.

Labosier, C. F., O. W. Frauenfeld, S. M. Quiring, and C. W. Lafon, 2015: Weather Type Classification of Wildfire Ignitions in the Central Gulf Coast, USA. Int. J. Climatol., 35(9), 2620-2634, doi:10.1002/joc.4160.

Sohoulande Djebou, D. C., V. P. Singh, and O. W. Frauenfeld, 2015: Vegetation Response to Precipitation Across the Aridity Gradient of the Southwestern United States. J. Arid Environ., 115, 35-43, doi:10.1016/j.jaridenv.2015.01.005.

♦,♠Teale, N. G., H. Mahan, S. Bleakney, A. Berger, N. Shibley, O. W. Frauenfeld, S. M. Quiring, A. D. Rapp, E. B. Roark, and R. Washington-Allen, 2014: Impacts of Vegetation and Precipitation on Throughfall Heterogeneity in a Tropical Pre-Montane Transitional Cloud Forest. Biotropica, 46(6), 667-676, doi:10.1111/btp.12166.

Garstang, M., R. E. Davis, K. Leggett, O. W. Frauenfeld, S. Greco, E. Zipser, and M. Petersen, 2014: Response of African elephants (Loxodonta Africana) to seasonal changes in rainfall. PLoS ONE, 9(10), e108736, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0108736.

Rapp, A. D., A. Peterson, O. W. Frauenfeld, S. M. Quiring, and E. B. Roark, 2014: Climatology of storm characteristics in Costa Rica using the TRMM precipitation radar. J. Hydrometeorol., 15(6), 2615-2633, doi:10.1175/JHM-D-13-0174.1.

Chen, L. and O. W. Frauenfeld, 2014: A Comprehensive Evaluation of Precipitation Simulations over China Based on CMIP5 Multimodel Ensemble Projections. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119(10), 5767-5786, doi:10.1002/2013JD021190.

Chen, L. and O. W. Frauenfeld, 2014: Surface Air Temperature Changes over the 20th and 21st Centuries in China Simulated by 20 CMIP5 Models. J. Climate, 27(11), 3920-3937, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00465.1.

Sohoulande Djebou, D. C., V. P. Singh, and O. W. Frauenfeld, 2014: Analysis of summer precipitation variability and related watershed topography effects in the Southwest United States. J. Hydrol., 511, 838-849, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.02.045.

Mahmood, R., R. A. Pielke Sr., K. G. Hubbard, D. Niyogi, P. A. Dirmeyer, C. McAlpine, A. M. Carleton, R. Hale, S. Gameda, A. Beltran-Przekurat, B. Baker, R. McNider, D. R. Legates, J. M. Shepherd, J. Du, P. Blanken, O. W. Frauenfeld, U. S. Nair, and S. Fall, 2014: Land Cover Changes and their Biogeophysical Effects on Climate. Int. J. Climatol., 34(4), 929-953, doi:10.1002/joc.3736. [Web of Science Highly Cited Paper]

Zhu, L., O. W. Frauenfeld, and S. M. Quiring, 2013: Seasonal Tropical Cyclone Precipitation in Texas: A Statistical Modeling Approach Based on a 60 Year Climatology. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118(16), 8842-8856, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50663. [2014 AAG Climate Specialty Group Paper of the Year]

Frauenfeld, O. W. and T. Zhang, 2011: An Observational 71-Year History of Seasonally Frozen Ground Changes in the Eurasian High Latitudes. Environ. Res. Lett., 6, 044024, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/6/4/044024. [Open Access Reprint] [News Article] [Perspective]

Frauenfeld, O. W., P. C. Knappenberger, and P. J. Michaels, 2011: A Reconstruction of Annual Greenland Ice Melt Extent, 1784-2009. J. Geophys. Res., 116, D08104, doi:10.1029/2010JD014918.

Mahmood, R., A. I. Quintanar, G. Conner, R. Leeper, S. Dobler, R. A. Pielke Sr., A. Beltran-Przekurat, K. G. Hubbard, D. Niyogi, G. Bonan, P. Lawrence, T. Chase, R. McNider, Y. Wu, C. McAlpine, R. Deo, A. Etter, S. Gameda, B. Qian, A. Carleton, J. O. Adegoke, S. Vezhapparambu, S. Asefi, U. S. Nair, E. Sertel, D. R. Legates, R. Hale, O. W. Frauenfeld, A. Watts, M. Shepherd, C. Mitra, V. G. Anantharaj, S. Fall, H.-I. Chang, R. Lund, A. Trevi-o, P. Blanken, J. Du, and J. Syktus, 2010: Impacts of Land Use Land Cover Change on Climate and Future Research Priorities. Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 91(1), 37-46, doi:10.1175/2009BAMS2769.1.

Ma, L., T. Zhang, O. W. Frauenfeld, B. Ye, D. Yang, and D. Qin, 2009: Evaluation of Precipitation from the ERA-40, NCEP-1, and NCEP-2 Reanalyses, and CMAP-1, CMAP-2, and GPCP-2 with Ground-based Measurements in China. J. Geophys. Res., 114, D09105, doi:10.1029/2008JD011178.

Bojariu, R., R. Garcia-Herrera, L. Gimeno, T. Zhang, and O. W. Frauenfeld, 2008: Cryosphere-Atmosphere Interaction Related to NAO Variability and Change. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1146, 50-59, doi:10.1196/annals.1446.018.

Ma, L., T. Zhang, Q. Li, O. W. Frauenfeld, and D. Qin, 2008: Correction to "Evaluation of ERA-40, NCEP-1, and NCEP-2 Reanalysis Air Temperatures with Ground-Based Measurements in China." J. Geophys. Res., 113, D18199, doi:10.1029/2008JD010981.

Ma, L., T. Zhang, Q. Li, O. W. Frauenfeld, and D. Qin, 2008: Evaluation of ERA-40, NCEP-1, and NCEP-2 Reanalysis Air Temperatures with Ground-based Measurements in China. J. Geophys. Res., 113, D15115, doi:10.1029/2007JD009549.

Frauenfeld, O. W., T. Zhang, and J. L. McCreight, 2007: Northern Hemisphere Freezing/Thawing Index Variations over the Twentieth Century. Int. J. Climatol., 27(1), 47-63, doi:10.1002/joc.1372.

Chudinova, S. M., O. W. Frauenfeld, R. G. Barry, T. Zhang, and V. A. Sorokovikov, 2006: Relationship Between Air and Soil Temperature Trends and Periodicities in the Permafrost Regions of Russia. J. Geophys. Res., 111, F02008, doi:10.1029/2005JF000342.

Zhang, T., O. W. Frauenfeld, M. C. Serreze, A. J. Etringer, C. Oelke, J. L. McCreight, R. G. Barry, D. Gilichinsky, D. Yang, H. Ye, L. Feng, and S. Chudinova, 2005: Spatial and Temporal Variability in Active Layer Thickness over the Russian Arctic Drainage Basin. J. Geophys. Res., 110, D16101, doi:10.1029/2004JD005642.

Frauenfeld, O. W., R. E. Davis, and M. E. Mann, 2005: A Distinctly Interdecadal Signal of Pacific Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction. J. Climate, 18(11), 1709-1718, doi:10.1175/JCLI3367.1. [2006 AAG Climate Specialty Group Paper of the Year]

Frauenfeld, O. W., T. Zhang, and M. C. Serreze, 2005: Climate Change and Variability using European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts Reanalysis (ERA-40) Temperatures on the Tibetan Plateau. J. Geophys. Res., 110, D02101, doi:10.1029/2004JD005230.

Michaels, P. J., P. C. Knappenberger, O. W. Frauenfeld, and R. E. Davis, 2004: Trends in Precipitation on the Wettest Days of the Year across the Contiguous USA. Int. J. Climatol., 24(15), 1873-1882, doi:10.1002/joc.1102.

Frauenfeld, O. W., T. Zhang, R. G. Barry, and D. Gilichinsky, 2004: Interdecadal Changes in Seasonal Freeze and Thaw Depths in Russia. J. Geophys. Res., 109, D05101, doi:10.1029/2003JD004245.

Frauenfeld, O. W. and R. E. Davis, 2003: Northern Hemisphere Circumpolar Vortex Trends and Climate Change Implications. J. Geophys. Res., 108(D14), 4423, doi:10.1029/2002JD002958.

Frauenfeld, O. W. and R. E. Davis, 2002: Midlatitude Circulation Patterns Associated with Decadal and Interannual Pacific Ocean Variability. Geophys. Res. Lett., 29(24), 2221, doi:10.1029/2002GL015743.

Michaels, P. J., P. C. Knappenberger, O. W. Frauenfeld, and R. E. Davis, 2002: Revised 21st Century Temperature Increases. Climate Res., 23(1), 1-9, doi:10.3354/cr023001.

Frauenfeld, O. W. and R. E. Davis, 2000: The Influence of El Niño-Southern Oscillation Events on the Northern Hemisphere 500 hPa Circumpolar Vortex. Geophys. Res. Lett., 27(4), 537-540, doi:10.1029/1999GL010996. [PDF]
 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Frauenfeld, O. W., and R. E. Davis, 2012: Interactions Between Pacific Sea-Surface Temperatures and the Northern Hemisphere Circumpolar Vortex. Publications in Climatology, 65(1), 28pp.

Frauenfeld, O. W., L. Chen, and T. Zhang, 2012: Observational Station-Based Frozen Ground Feedbacks in the Eurasian High Latitudes. Proc. Tenth International Conference on Permafrost, 4, 155-156.

Frauenfeld, O. W. and R. Mahmood, 2008: Impacts of Land Use and Land Cover Change on the Atmosphere. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 47, invited special issue review.

Frauenfeld, O. W., T. Zhang, A. J. Etringer, R. G. Barry, and D. Gilichinsky, 2008: Historical Changes in the Seasonally Frozen Ground Regions of the Russian Arctic. Proc. Ninth International Conference on Permafrost, 1, 75-76.

Frauenfeld, O. W. and R. E. Davis, 2002: Trends in the 1949-2000 Northern Hemisphere Circumpolar Vortex and Climate Change Implications. Proceedings of the 13th Conference on Applied Climatology, Portland, Oregon, 159-164.

Michaels, P. J., P. C. Knappenberger, R. E. Davis, and O. W. Frauenfeld, 2002: Rational Analysis of Trends in Extreme Temperature and Precipitation. Proceedings of the 13th Conference on Applied Climatology, Portland, Oregon, 153-158.

Legates, D. R., R. E. Davis, O. W. Frauenfeld, and S. Robeson, 2000: A Non-Correlation Based Approach to the Search for Anthropogenic Climate Change Signals. Proceedings of the 15th Conference on Probability and Statistics in the Atmospheric Sciences of the American Meteorological Society, Asheville, North Carolina, 14-17.
 

REPORTS & DATA PRODUCTS

Zhang, T. and O. W. Frauenfeld, 2009: Soil Temperature Station Data from Permafrost Regions of Russia (Selection of Five Stations), 1880s-2000. Boulder, CO: National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology, Boulder. Digital media.

Zhang, T., O. W. Frauenfeld, and R. G. Barry, 2006: Time series of seasonally frozen ground depth in the Russian Arctic, 1930-1990. Boulder, CO: National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology, Boulder. Digital media.

Zhang, T., O. W. Frauenfeld, and R. G. Barry, 2006: Time series of active layer thickness in the Russian Arctic, 1930-1990. Boulder, CO: National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology, Boulder. Digital media.

Zhang, T., O. W. Frauenfeld, J. L. McCreight, and R. G. Barry, 2005: Northern Hemisphere EASE-Grid annual freezing and thawing indices, 1901-2002. Boulder, CO: National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology, Boulder. Digital media.

Michaels, P. J., P. J. Stenger, P. C. Knappenberger, J. D. Hux, S. Gawtry, and O. W. Frauenfeld, 2000-2002: Virginia Climate Advisory, 2000 (1)-2002 (9), online.

Michaels, P. J., P. J. Stenger, P. C. Knappenberger, J. D. Hux, S. Gawtry, and O. W. Frauenfeld, 1999: Virginia Climate Advisory, 23 (1), 31 pp.

Michaels, P. J., P. J. Stenger, P. C. Knappenberger, J. D. Hux, O. W. Frauenfeld, S. Gawtry, and T. Lewis, 1999: Virginia Climate Advisory, 22 (4), 31 pp.

Frauenfeld, O. W., 1996: A Statistical Evaluation of DIAMOD. Theoretical Meteorology Technical Report Nr. 96, Institute for Meteorology and Geophysics, University of Vienna, Austria, 26 pp.
 

COURSES TAUGHT

Texas A&M University

    GEOG 203: Planet Earth; fall 2010, spring 2011, fall 2011, spring 2012, fall 2012, fall 2013, spring 2014, fall 2014, fall 2015, spring 2016, fall 2016, spring 2017

    GEOG 213: Planet Earth Laboratory; fall 2014

    GEOG 324: Global Climatic Regions; spring 2010, fall 2010, spring 2011, spring 2012, spring 2014, spring 2015, fall 2015

    GEOS 405: Environmental Geoscience; spring 2017

    GEOG 485: Climate Change in Greenland; fall 2011
    GEOS 485 (Honors): Throughfall Data Analysis in a Pre-Montane Transitional Cloud Forest; spring 2014

    GEOG 491: Greenland's Summit Station in ECMWF Operational Forecasts; fall 2015
    GEOS 491: Population Dynamics of Loxodonta Africana; fall 2016
    GEOS 491: Vegetation Drivers of Elephant Movements; spring 2017
    GEOS 491 (Honors): Surface-Atmosphere Interactions in the Arctic; spring 2013
    GEOS 491 (Honors): Throughfall Variability in Cloud Forests; fall 2013

    GEOG 668: Arctic Climates; fall 2011, fall 2013, spring 2015, spring 2016, fall 2016

    GEOG 685: Climate Change Impacts on Tropical Cyclone Precipitation; spring 2011
    GEOG 685: Arctic Land-Atmosphere Coupling Strength; spring 2014

University of Virginia

    EVSC 250 (co-offered as EVSC 493/793): Man's Atmospheric Environment, summer 1998 and 1999

    EVSC 541L: Atmospheric Dynamics Laboratory, fall 1999

    EVSC 350L: Atmosphere and Weather Laboratory, fall & spring 1997-1999;
      Head Teaching Assistant, 1998-1999
     

ADVISING

Texas A&M University:

   Graduate (current):

    Bradley Barger (chair): The relationship between sea ice extent and winter cyclone tracks in Baffin Bay; M.S. (Geography), 2016-present

    Sydney Beckner (chair): Climate change impacts on urban water resources; M.S. (Geography), 2016-present

    Rhett Douris (chair): The relationship between rainfall variability and the biosphere in southern Africa; M.S. (Geography), 2016-present

    Hannah Durick (co-chair): Seasonal migration patterns of Kunene desert elephants; M.S. (Geography), 2015-present

    Victoria Ford (chair): Arctic Ocean precipitation recycling and sea-ice decline; Ph.D. (Geography), 2016-present

    Daniel Schimoler (chair): The variability of Greenland melt under a changing climate; M.S. (Geography), 2016-present

    Daniel Vecellio (chair): The role of frozen ground in Arctic amplification; Ph.D. (Geography), 2015-present

    Rosemary Dwight (committee member); Ph.D. (Geography), 2015-present

    Stephanie Kroese (committee member): "An Examination and Comparison of the Climate Effects of Sulfate Aerosols on Global General Circulation Models (GCMs);" M.S. (Atmospheric Sciences), 2013-present

    JuYoung Lee (committee member): Effects of temperature on frozen soil; Ph.D. (Civil Engineering), 2015-present

    Kelci Miller (committee member): M.S. (Geography), 2016-present

    John Schiff: "A New Approach to Investigating Nutrient Cycling and Primary Production in the Gulf Stream on Millennial Timescales;" Ph.D. (Geography), 2014-present

    Mackenzie Schoemann (committee member): "Development of Multiple Proxy Reconstructions in the Mid-Atlantic Canyons Using Deep Sea Corals, Desmophyllum dianthus;" M.S. (Geography), 2013-present

    Liyan Tian (committee member): Spatiotemporal patterns of drought in Oklahoma; Ph.D. (Geography), 2014-present

   Graduate (completed):

    Liang Chen (chair): "The Impacts of Land Cover Change on Climate over China;" Ph.D. (Geography), 2011-2015 (completed; now at Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies, George Mason University)

    Manuel Hernandez, Jr. (chair): "Assessment of Statistically Downscaled Simulations of the North American Monsoon System;" M.S. (Geography), 2012-2015 (completed; now at Department of Geography, University of North Carolina)

    Laura Quirk (chair): "Assessing the Predictability of Beaufort Sea Minimum Ice Extent in the Changing Arctic Climate Regime;" M.S. (Geography) 2012-2014 (completed; now at Illinois State Geological Survey)

    Jeremy Anthony (committee member): "The effects of Arctic amplification on the occurrence of extreme snowfall events in the eastern United States;" M.S. (Atmospheric Sciences), 2012-2014 (completed)

    Matthew Cullen (committee member): "The Houston Lightning Mapping Array: Network Installation and Preliminary Analysis;" M.S. (Atmospheric Sciences), 2012-2013 (completed)

    Trent Ford (committee member): "Investigation of Vegetation-Soil Interactions and Their Influences on Summer Precipitation in the United States Great Plains;" M.S. (Geography), 2011-2013 (completed)

    Trent Ford (committee member): "Summer Precipitation and Drought Conditions in the Great Plains;" Ph.D. (Geography), 2013-2015 (completed)

    Aaron Funk (committee member): "Analysis of the TRMM PR Performance over the Tropics and Southeast Texas;" M.S. (Atmospheric Science), 2012-2013 (completed)

    Jeremy Johnson (committee member), "A Genetic Approach to Dispersal at the Alpine Treeline Ecotone;" Ph.D. (Geography), 2012-2016 (completed)

    Chris Labosier (committee member): "Climate-Wildfire Relationships in the Southeastern United States;" Ph.D. (Geography), 2009-2014 (completed)

    Beeyoung Gun Lee (committee member): "Responses of Macrolichens to Changing Environment in the Presidential Range, New Hampshire;" Ph.D. (Geography), 2011-2013

    Leslye Mohon (committee member): "Validating annual growth bands of deep-sea black corals and calculating ocean reservoir ages from the Gulf of Mexico and southeastern United States;" M.S. (Geography), 2012-2014 (completed)

    Adam Naito (committee member): "Quantification and modeling of patch-scale shrub expansion in the Alaskan Arctic;" Ph.D. (Geography), 2010-2014 (completed)

    Michelle Ruiz (committee member): "Assessment of the Effect of Climate Change on Florida's Future Hurricane Event Risk;" M.S. (Geography), 2011-2014 (completed)

    Dagbegnon Sohoulande Djebou, (committee member): "Seasonal precipitation variability and its impact on vegetation dynamics under climate change and aridity spectra of the Southwest United States Ecosystems;" Ph.D. (Biological and Agricultural Engineering), 2011-2015 (completed)

    Natalie Teale (committee member): "Hydroclimatic conditions associated with rapid flooding in watersheds of the New York City Water Supply System;" M.S. (Geography), 2013-2015 (completed)

    Yue Wang (committee member): "The effects of teleconnections on North Atlantic tropical cyclone precipitation;" M.S. (Geography), 2012-2015 (completed)

    Shanshui Yuan (committee member): "Investigating Land-Atmosphere Interactions in the U.S. Great Plains Using Observed and Simulated Soil Moisture;" Ph.D. (Geography), 2013-2016 (completed)

    Laiyin Zhu (committee member): "Investigation of the Variations and Impacts of Tropical Cyclone Precipitation in Texas (1950-2009);" Ph.D. (Geography), 2010-2013 (completed)

   Visiting Scholar:

    Xiaoqing Peng: "Response of Changes in Seasonally Frozen Ground to Climate Change in the Northern Hemisphere," Ph.D. (Geography) Lanzhou University, 2015-2016

   Undergraduate:

University of Virginia

    B. (Foster) Scott (Graduate Mentor): "A Comparison of Shallow and Deep Water Buoy Data for Atlantic Coast Northeast Storms (1993-1996);" Independent research project (Department of Environmental Sciences), spring 1997

    B. (Foster) Scott (Graduate Mentor): "A Comparison of Shallow and Deep Water Buoy Data for Atlantic Coast Northeast Storms (1992-1996);" Distinguished Majors Thesis (Department of Environmental Sciences), 1997-1998

    D. Williams (Graduate Mentor): "Analysis of North Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Pressure as Related to Wind Speed;" Bachelor of Science Thesis (School of Engineering and Applied Science), 1999-2000
     

FIELD EXPERIENCE

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU): Ecohydrology of a Tropical Montane Cloud Forest, Texas A&M Soltis Center for Research and Education, San Isidro, Costa Rica; Faculty Mentor, 2011-2013

Kwajalein Field Experiment (KWAJEX), NASA, in cooperation with U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/Kwajalein Missile Range (now Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site) and NOAA, Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission (TRMM), Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands. Tethersonde, radiometry, and micrometeorology field site investigator, July-September 1999.
 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

External Service

Editor, Climate Research, 2011-present

Review Editor, Climate Research, 2004-2010

Associate Editor, Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Permafrost (NICOP), 2007-2008

Contributing Author, IPCC Working Group 1 Fourth Assessment Report, Chapter 4: Observations: Changes in Snow, Ice, and Frozen Ground

Private Science Briefing, Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder, Colorado, October 3, 2007

Panelist, Washington Roundtable on Science and Public Policy, United States House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., February 26, 2006

Cryosphere Section Executive Committee, American Geophysical Union, 2014-present

Committee on Applied Climatology, American Meteorological Society, 2006-2010

Board of Directors, United States Permafrost Association (USPA), 2007-2014
          Chair, Communications Committee, 2014-present; Past-President, 2013; President, 2012; President-Elect, 2011; Secretary, 2007-2008, 2009-2010

Presidents' Council, U. S. Permafrost Association, 2014-present

Texas A&M University member institution representative, Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS), 2014-present

International Coordinator and U.S. National Representative, Permafrost Young Researchers Network (PYRN), 2005-2009

Co-Chair, U.S. National Academies of Sciences/Polar Research Board Delegation to the Tenth International Conference on Permafrost, Salekhard, Russia, June 25-29, 2012

Peer Reviewer:

     Journals

     Grant Programs

Convener and Session Chair, "The Cryosphere in Mountain Regions under a Warming Climate I & II," American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 14-18, 2015

Convener, special session "State and Fate of Frozen Ground and Periglacial Environments," 106th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington, D.C., April 14-18, 2010

Organizing Committee, Ninth International Conference on Permafrost (NICOP), Fairbanks, Alaska, June 29-July 3, 2008

Session Chair, special session "Change Detection," Ninth International Conference on Permafrost (NICOP), Fairbanks, Alaska, June 29-July 3, 2008

Organizer (with R. Mahmood), Special Collection "Impacts of Land Use and Land Cover Change on the Atmosphere," Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 2008

Convener and Session Chair, special sessions "Cold Region Hydrology I-III: Surface and Subsurface Processes-Frozen Ground," 2007 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 10-14, 2007

Co-convener and Session Chair (with Philip Marsh et al.), International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) Symposium on "Climate-Permafrost-Hydrology Interactions: The Impact of Changing Climate on Cold Regions Hydrology," International Union of Geodesy and GeophysicsIUGG XXIV 2007, Perugia, Italy, July 2-13, 2007

Convener and Session Chair, special sessions "Snow Cover Observations and Variability" and "Regional-Scale Changes in Cryospheric Variables," 103rd Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, California, April 17-21, 2007

Co-convener, 16th Conference on Applied Climatology, San Antonio, Texas, January 14-18, 2007

Co-convener and Session Chair (with M. A. Barlow), special session "Precipitation and Drought," 16th Conference on Applied Climatology, San Antonio, Texas, January 14-18, 2007

Contributor, Integrated Global Observing Strategy (IGOS) Cryosphere Theme and Reviewer, IGOS Cryosphere Theme Report, 2007

Session Chair, special sessions "Permafrost Hydrology" and "Climate, and Environmental Controls of the Cryosphere," Asian Conference on Permafrost, Lanzhou, China, August 7-9, 2006

Convener (with R. Mahmood) and Session Chair, special sessions "Land Cover/Land Use Change I and II," 102nd Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, Illinois, March 7-11, 2006

Session Chair, special sessions "Permafrost and Seasonally Frozen Ground in a Changing Climate," 2005 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 5-9, 2005

Convener and Session Chair (with R. E. Davis), special sessions "Atmospheric Circulation Variability" and "Atmospheric Circulation Variability and the Cryosphere," 101st Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Denver, Colorado, April 5-9, 2005

Co-convener (with S. M. Robeson), special session "Changes in Climatic Variability and Atmospheric Circulation," 101st Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Denver, Colorado, April 5-9, 2005

Co-convener and Session Chair (with T. Zhang, F. E. Nelson, and R. G. Barry), special sessions "Changes in Frozen Ground: Environmental and Climatic Impacts I & II," (C12A, C13B) & invited AGU press conference "Permafrost at Risk," 2004 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 13-17, 2004.

University Service

Reviewer, Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program, Texas A&M University, 2014

Graduate Teaching Academy Career Panelist, Texas A&M University, October 30, 2012

Graduate Merit Fellowship Reviewer, Texas A&M University, 2012

Board Member, International Center Advisory Board, International Studies Office, University of Virginia, 1997-1998, 1998-1999

College Service

Scholarship Committee, College of Geosciences, Texas A&M University, 2014-2016

Technology Working Group, College of Geosciences New Building Planning and Design, Texas A&M University, 2015-present

Faculty Selection Committee, iGeo 2012, College of Geosciences, Texas A&M University, 2012

Faculty Search Committee Member, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University, 2012-2013

Co-convener, 3rd CIRES Science Symposium, Boulder, Colorado, April 2, 2008

Co-convener, 2nd CIRES Science Symposium, Boulder, Colorado, April 4, 2007

Co-convener, 1st CIRES Science Symposium, Boulder, Colorado, April 12, 2006

CIRES Members' Council, Research Scientist Representative, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, 2005-2008
     Vice-Chair, 2007-2009

Department Service

Undergraduate Geography Program Lead, Department of Geography, Texas A&M University, 2016-present

Awards Committee, Department of Geography, Texas A&M University, 2016-present

Undergraduate Committee, Department of Geography, Texas A&M University, 2014-present

Faculty Search Committees (2), Department of Geography, Texas A&M University, 2016

GEOG 203/213 Laboratory and Lecture Coordinator, Department of Geography, Texas A&M University, 2012-2014

College of Geosciences Web Liaison, Department of Geography, Texas A&M University, 2010-2014

Hiring Committee Member, National Snow and Ice Data Center: associate scientist, 2004; postdoc, 2006; associate scientist, 2007; research scientist II, 2008

Graduate Student Representative to the Faculty, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, 1998-1999, 2000-2002

Judge, EnviroDay Research Forum, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, 1997 and 1998

Professional Memberships

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Frauenfeld, O. W. and D. J. Vecellio, 2016: Validation of Eurasian Snow Depths from MERRA-2, MERRA-Land, and ERA-Interim. Atmospheric Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, November 4.

Frauenfeld, O. W., 2016: The Role of Frozen Ground in Eurasian Surface-Atmosphere Interactions. Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, November 3.

Frauenfeld, O. W., 2014: Climate Drivers and Potential Feedbacks from Frozen Ground Variability in the Eurasian High Latitudes. Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science Seminar, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, March 27.

Frauenfeld, O. W., T. Zhang, and L. Chen, 2013: Eurasian Permafrost and Seasonally Frozen Ground in a Changing Climate: Observed Impacts and Feedbacks. American Geophysical Union Meeting of the Americas, Cancun, Mexico, May 14-17.

Bojariu, R., R. Garcia-Herrera, L. Gimeno, T. Zhang, and O. W. Frauenfeld, 2009: Land-Atmosphere Interaction Related to North Atlantic Oscillation Persistence in the Recent Decades. Joint IPCC-WCRP-IGBP Workshop: New Science Directions and Activities Relevant to the IPCC AR5, Honolulu, Hawaii, March 3-6.

Zhang, T., R. L. Armstrong, M. C. Serreze, W. Meier, J. Stroeve, O. W. Frauenfeld, and R. G. Barry, 2009: Observed Changes in Frozen Ground, Glaciers, Snow Cover, and Sea Ice. Joint IPCC-WCRP-IGBP Workshop: New Science Directions and Activities Relevant to the IPCC AR5, Honolulu, Hawaii, March 3-6.

Frauenfeld, O. W., 2009: Seasons of Change in the Eurasian Arctic: Climate Drivers and Feedbacks of Permafrost Variability. Department seminar. Geography Department, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, February 17.

Frauenfeld, O. W., 2009: Low-Frequency Variability in the Coupled Pacific Ocean-Atmosphere System. Department seminar. Geography Department, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, February 2.

Zhang, T., O. W. Frauenfeld, Q. Wu, and L. Ma, 2008: Climate, Permafrost, and Landscape Interactions on the Tibetan Plateau. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 15-19.

Bojariu, R., R. Garcia-Herrera, L. Gimeno, T. Zhang, and O. W. Frauenfeld, 2008: Cryosphere-atmosphere interaction related to NAO variability and change. 7th European Conference on Applied Climatology (ECAC), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 29-October 3.

Zhang, T. and O. W. Frauenfeld, 2007: Impact of land use/land cover change on climate over the Tibetan Plateau. Plenary Presentation. Symposium of Tibetan Plateau and Surrounding Areas, Lanzhou, China, October 20-22.

Frauenfeld, O. W. and T. Zhang, 2007: Is Warming on the Tibetan Plateau Caused By Land Cover Change or Data Uncertainty? Detecting the Atmospheric Response to the Changing Face of the Earth: A Focus on Human-Caused Regional Climate Forcings, Land-Cover/Land-Use Change, and Data Monitoring. NSF Workshop, Boulder, Colorado, August 27-29.

Frauenfeld, O. W., 2007: Interdecadal Variability in the Pacific Ocean-Atmosphere System. Department seminar. Geography Department, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, April 30.

Frauenfeld, O. W., 2007: Patterns of Surface-Atmosphere Interactions: The Pacific Ocean and the Northern Hemisphere Circumpolar Vortex. Department seminar. Geography Department, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, March 14.

Frauenfeld, O. W., 2006: Review of Integrated Global Observing Strategy (IGOS) Cryosphere Theme Report. Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) Scientific Steering Group Annual Meeting (SSG III), Boulder, Colorado, December 4-8.

Frauenfeld, O. W. and T. Zhang, 2006: Is Climate Change on the Tibetan Plateau Driven by Land Use/Cover Change? CIRES Innovative Research Program Poster Session, Boulder, Colorado, September 14.

Frauenfeld, O. W., T. Zhang, and R. L. Armstrong, 2006: Land Cover Change on the Tibetan Plateau and its Influence on Climate. Tibet Institute of Plateau Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, Lhasa (Tibet), China, August 14.

Frauenfeld, O. W., 2006: A Distinctly Interdecadal Signal of Pacific Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction. Plenary presentation. 102nd Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, Illinois, March 9.

Frauenfeld, O. W., 2006: Predictive Skill of the El NiÒo-Southern Oscillation and Atmospheric Teleconnections. Presenter and Panelist. Washington Roundtable on Science & Public Policy, Washington, D.C., February 24.

Frauenfeld, O. W., 2005: Frozen ground variability in the Russian Arctic. Seminar. Cryospheric and Polar Processes Division Seminar, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, December 16.

Frauenfeld, O. W., 2005: Observed changes and drivers of frozen ground variability in the Russian Arctic. Department seminar. Geography Colloquium Series, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, November 18.

Frauenfeld, O. W. and T. Zhang, 2004: Surface Climate Processes on the Tibetan Plateau. Plenary presentation. 2004 IPM Workshop on Land/Atmosphere Interaction over the Tibetan Plateau, Chengdu, China, August 9-10.

Frauenfeld, O. W., 2002: Northern Hemisphere Circulation Variability and the Pacific Ocean. Department seminar. Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, November 7, 2002.

Frauenfeld, O. W. and R. E. Davis, 2002: Northern Hemisphere Circumpolar Vortex Trends and Climate Change Implications. Atmospheric Sciences Seminar, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, February 22, 2002.

Frauenfeld, O. W., 1997: The Pacific/North American Teleconnection Pattern associated with the El Niño/Southern Oscillation. 12th Annual EnviroDays Research Forum, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, March.
 

CONTRIBUTED PRESENTATIONS

Frauenfeld, O. W., X. Peng, and T. Zhang, 2016: Comprehensive Evaluation of 1850-2100 Active Layer Thickness and Thawing Index Variability across the Northern Hemisphere. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 12-16.

Frauenfeld, O. W. and L. Chen, 2015: The Effects of Urbanization on China's Future Climate based on Dynamically Downscaled Projections. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 14-18.

Vecellio, D. and O. W. Frauenfeld, 2015: Validation of MERRA and ERA-Interim Snow Depth Quantities in Eurasia. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 14-18.

Frauenfeld, O. W. and T. Ford, 2015: The Role of Frozen Ground in Eurasian Surface-Atmosphere Moisture Coupling. 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, Illinois, April 21-25.

Chen, L. and O. W. Frauenfeld, 2015: Impacts of Land Cover Changes on Climate in China. 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, Illinois, April 21-25.

Hernandez, M. and O. W. Frauenfeld, 2015: Assessment of Statistically Downscaled CMIP5 Simulations of the North American Monsoon System. 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, Illinois, April 21-25.

Frauenfeld, O. W. and T. Ford, 2014: Surface-Atmosphere Moisture Coupling in Eurasian Frozen Ground Regions. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 15-19.

Chen, L. and O. W. Frauenfeld, 2014: Impacts of Land Cover Changes on Climate over China. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 15-19.

Frauenfeld, O. W. and L. Chen, 2014: Evaluation of CMIP5 Precipitation Variability in China over the 20th and 21st Centuries. 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Tampa, Florida, April 8-12.

Chen, L. and O. W. Frauenfeld, 2014: Surface Air Temperature Changes over the 20th and 21st Century in China Simulated by 20 CMIP5 Models. 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Tampa, Florida, April 8-12.

Berger, A. C. and O. W. Frauenfeld, 2014: Characterization of Throughfall Heterogeneity in a Tropical Pre-Montane Cloud Forest in Costa Rica. 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Tampa, Florida, April 8-12.

Frauenfeld, O. W. and L. Chen, 2013: An Evaluation of CMIP5 Precipitation Variability for China Relative to Observations and CMIP3. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 9-13.

Chen, L. and O. W. Frauenfeld, 2013: Evaluation of Historical and Projected Surface Air Temperature Simulations over China in CMIP5. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 9-13.

Teale, N. G., H. Mahan, S. Bleakney, A. Berger, O. W. Frauenfeld, A. D. Rapp, S. M. Quiring, and E. B. Roark, 2013: Impacts of Vegetation and Precipitation on Throughfall Heterogeneity in a Tropical Pre-Montane Transitional Cloud Forest. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 9-13.

Bleakney, S. A., N. G. Teale, A. Berger, H. Mahan, A. D. Rapp, O. W. Frauenfeld, S. M. Quiring, and E. B. Roark, 2013: Canopy Influence on Throughfall in a Transitional Cloud Forest. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 9-13.

Houser, C., A. Cahill, E. Gonzalez, S. Brooks, O. W. Frauenfeld, G. Miller, G. Moore, A. Rapp, B. Roark, G. Schade, C. Schumacher, R. Washington-Allen, K. Brumbelow, and K. Lemmons, 2013: Eco-Hydrology of a Tropical Montane Forest: A REU Site Hosted By Texas A&M University in Costa Rica. Association for Tropical and Biology and Conservation and Organization for Tropical Studies Joint 50th Anniversary Meeting, San Jose, Costa Rica, June 23-27.

Zhang, T., O. W. Frauenfeld, and K. Wang, 2013: Permafrost Degradation and its Potential Carbon Feedbacks. American Geophysical Union Meeting of the Americas, Cancun, Mexico, May 14-17.

Frauenfeld, O. W., L. Chen, and T. Zhang, 2013: Comparison of Heat Flux Estimates based on Observations and Modeling for the Eurasian High Latitudes. 2013 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, California, April 9-13.

Frauenfeld, O. W., L. Chen, and T. Zhang, 2013: The Contribution of Frozen Ground Changes in Eurasia to Arctic Amplification. 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change of the American Meteorological Society, Austin, Texas, January 6-10.

Chen, L., O. W. Frauenfeld, and T. Zhang, 2013: A Numerical Investigation of Thermal Dynamics of Permafrost in Northern Eurasia. 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change of the American Meteorological Society, Austin, Texas, January 6-10.

Peterson, A., A. D. Rapp, O. W. Frauenfeld, S. M. Quiring, and E. B. Roark, 2013: Characteristics of precipitating systems over Costa Rica using TRMM. 27th Conference on Hydrology of the American Meteorological Society, Austin, Texas, January 6-10.

Shibley, N. C., N. G. Teale, E. R. Morris, S. M. Quiring, O. W. Frauenfeld, E. B. Roark, and A. D. Rapp, 2013: Characterizing Spatial Variability in Precipitation and Throughfall in a Tropical Pre-Montane Cloud Forest. 20th Conference on Applied Climatology of the American Meteorological Society, Austin, Texas, January 6-10.

Frauenfeld, O. W., L. Chen, and T. Zhang, 2012: Terrestrial Arctic Amplification Due to Changes in the Eurasian Soil Thermal Regime. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 3-7.

Chen, L., O. W. Frauenfeld, and T. Zhang, 2012: Simulation of Soil Temperature Distribution in Russia Based on the VIC Land Surface Model. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 3-7.

Sohoulande, D. C., V. P. Singh, and O. W. Frauenfeld, 2012: Seasonal Rainfall Variability and its Impact on Vegetation Dynamics in the Southwestern United States: An Outlook on Future Water Budget Issue. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 3-7.

Teale N. G., N. C. Shibley, E. R. Morris, A. Peterson, S. M. Quiring, O. W. Frauenfeld, E. B. Roark, and A. D. Rapp, 2012: Microscale Throughfall and Precipitation Heterogeneity in a Transitional Cloud Forest. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 3-7.

Washington-Allen R. A., E. H. Buckwalter, G. W. Moore, J. Burns, A. R. Dennis, O. Dodge, E. C. Guffin, E. R. Morris, R. P. Oien, G. Orozco, A. Peterson, N. G. Teale, N. C. Shibley, N. Tourtellotte, C. Houser, S. D. Brooks, J. K. Brumbelow, A. T. Cahill, O. W. Frauenfeld, E. Gonzalez, C. T. Hallmark, K. J. McInnes, G. R. Miller, C. Morgan, S. M. Quiring, A. D. Rapp, E. B. Roark, A. Delgado, J. P. Ackerson, and R. Arnott, 2012: Exploratory Water Budget Analysis of A Transitional Premontane Cloud Forest in Costa Rica Through Undergraduate Research. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 3-7.

Frauenfeld, O. W., L. Chen, and T. Zhang, 2012: Observational Station-Based Frozen Ground Feedbacks in the Eurasian High Latitudes. Tenth International Conference on Permafrost, Salekhard, Russia, June 25-29.

Frauenfeld, O. W., L. Chen, and T. Zhang, 2012: Observed 1930-2000 Soil Heat Storage Changes in the Frozen Ground Regions of the Eurasian High Latitudes. 2012 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, New York, NY, February 24-28.

Frauenfeld, O. W. and T. Zhang, 2011: Observed Station-based 1956-2000 Soil Heat Flux Anomalies at 423 Sites Across the Eurasian High Latitudes. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 5-9.

Houser, C., A. T. Cahill, S. Brooks, O. W. Frauenfeld, K. Lemmons, K. J. McInnes, G. Miller, G. W. Moore, S. Quiring, A. D. Rapp, E. B. Roark, G. W. Schade, C. Schumacher, M. Tjoelker, and R. A. Washington-Allen, 2011: Eco-Hydrology of a Tropical Montane Cloud Forest: A New REU Site Hosted by Texas A&M University. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 5-9.

Frauenfeld, O. W., T. Zhang, V. Razuvaev, A. Sherstyukov, K. Schaefer, and M. C. Serreze, 2011: Permafrost Degradation and Its Environmental Impacts in Siberia. 2011 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Seattle, WA, April 12-16.

Zhang, T., V. Razuvaev, O. W. Frauenfeld, A. Sherstyukov, K. Schaefer, D. Gilichinsky, and M. C. Serreze, 2010: Observed Evidence of Permafrost Degradation and Its Environmental Impacts in Siberia. CliC and IACS International Joint Conference, Lijiang, China, August 12-14.

Frauenfeld, O. W., P. C. Knappenberger, and P. J. Michaels, 2010: Reconstructed Greenland melt extent for the past two and a quarter centuries. 2010 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington, D.C., April 14-18.

Johansson, M., H. Lantuit, O. W. Frauenfeld, P. P. Bonnaventure, A. Abramov, I. G‰rtner-Roer, S. Hachem, and A. Liljedahl, 2009: Permafrost Young Researchers Get Their Hands Dirty: The PYRN-Thermal State of Permafrost IPY Project. European Geophysical Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 19-24.

Frauenfeld, O. W. and T. Zhang, 2009: Relationship between Synoptic-Scale Atmospheric Variability and Frozen Ground in the Russian High Latitudes. 2009 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 22-27.

Zhang, T., R. Armstrong, O. W. Frauenfeld, K. Schaefer, and R. G. Barry, 2009: Spatial and Temporal Variations of Seasonally Frozen Ground and Their Potential Impacts on Carbon Exchange. 2009 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 22-27.

Frauenfeld, O. W., T. Zhang, and A. J. Etringer, 2008: Synoptic-scale Atmospheric Forcing of Frozen Ground in the Eurasian High Latitudes. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 15-19.

Frauenfeld, O. W., P. C. Knappenberger, and P. J. Michaels, 2008: A Reconstructed 1784-2007 Time Series of Greenland Melt Extent. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 15-19.

Juliussen, H., H. Lantuit, M. Johansson, and O. W. Frauenfeld, 2008: PYRN-Permafrost Young Researchers Network: Education and Outreach for the International Polar Year and Beyond. 33rd International Geological Congress (33IGC), Oslo, Norway, August 6-14.

Frauenfeld, O. W., T. Zhang, A. J. Etringer, R. G. Barry, and D. Gilichinsky, 2008: Historical Changes in the Seasonally Frozen Ground Regions of the Russian Arctic. Ninth International Conference on Permafrost, Fairbanks, Alaska, June 29-July 3.

Bojariu, R., R. Garcia-Herrera; T. Zhang, and O. W. Frauenfeld, 2008: The role of land - atmosphere interaction in North Atlantic Oscillation variability. European Geophysical Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 13-18.

Frauenfeld, O. W. and T. Zhang, 2008: Potential Drivers of Changes in the Seasonally Frozen Ground Regions of the Russian Arctic. 104th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, Massachusetts, April 15-19.

Johansson, M., H. Lantuit, and O. W. Frauenfeld, 2007: The Permafrost Young Researchers Network (PYRN): Contribution to IPY's "Thermal State of Permafrost." American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 10-14.

Frauenfeld, O. W., T. Zhang, A. J. Etringer, and H. Teng, 2007: How well do the IPCC AR4 models represent permafrost regions? A comparison between the observed and modeled freezing/thawing index for the 20th century. IUGG XXIV 2007, Perugia, Italy, July 2-13.

Zhang, T., D. Yang, O. W. Frauenfeld, L. Hinzman, A. J. Etringer, J. McCreight, D. Gilichinsky, and R. G. Barry, 2007: Hydrological Response to Changes in Active Layer and Permafrost. IUGG XXIV 2007, Perugia, Italy, July 2-13.

Menard, C. B., H. Lantuit, and O. W. Frauenfeld, 2007: The Permafrost Young Researchers Network (PYRN): Education and Outreach for the International Polar Year (2007-2008) and Beyond. IUGG XXIV 2007, Perugia, Italy, July 2-13.

Frauenfeld, O. W., T. Zhang, A. J. Etringer, and H. Teng, 2007: 21st Century projections of the Northern Hemisphere freezing/thawing index. 103rd Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, California, April 17-21.

Davis, R. E., P. C. Knappenberger, O. W. Frauenfeld, and P. J. Michaels, 2007: Observed changes in North Atlantic hurricane frequency and intensity using a multivariate model. 103rd Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, California, April 17-21.

Frauenfeld, O. W., T. Zhang, A. J. Etringer, and H. Teng, 2007: Reliability of the IPCC AR4 Models: A 20th Century Intercomparison of the Freezing/Thawing Index. 2nd CIRES Science Symposium, Boulder, Colorado, April 4.

Zhang, T., D. Yang, O. W. Frauenfeld, L. Hinzman, A. Etringer, J. McCreight, D. Gilichinsky, and R. G. Barry, 2007: Hydrological response to changes in active layer and permafrost conditions in the Russian Arctic. 7th International Conference on Global Change: Connection to the Arctic (GCCA-7), Fairbanks, Alaska, February 19-20.

Zhang, T., R. G. Barry, L. Hinzman, O. W. Frauenfeld, D. Gilichinsky, A. Etringer, and J. McCreight, 2006: Observed Evidence of Permafrost Degradation and its Potential Environmental Impacts in Siberia. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 11-15.

Frauenfeld, O. W., T. Zhang, H. Teng, and A. J. Etringer, 2006: Projections of the 21st Century Freezing/Thawing Index in the Northern Hemisphere. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 11-15.

Frauenfeld, O. W., L. Ballagh, and H. Lantuit, 2006: The Permafrost Young Researchers Network (PYRN): Education and Outreach for the International Polar Year (2007-2008) and Beyond. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 11-15.

Ma, L., T. Zhang, O. W. Frauenfeld, and D. Qin, 2006: Verification of ERA-40 and NCEP-1 Reanalysis Temperature data with Ground-Based Measurements in China. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 11-15.

Frauenfeld, O. W. and T. Zhang, 2006: The role of land surface processes and permafrost on temperature variability in the Tibetan Plateau. 1st Asian Conference on Permafrost, Lanzhou, China, August 7-9.

Rapp, A. D., O. W. Frauenfeld, T. Zhang, and L. Ma, 2006: Comparison of Tibetan Plateau Rainfall to Permafrost Distribution. 1st Asian Conference on Permafrost, Lanzhou, China, August 7-9.

Liston, G. E., T. Zhang, O. W. Frauenfeld, R. Armstrong, C. A. Hiemstra, L. Lu, and L. Ma, 2006: Mapping High-Resolution Snow Depths, Soil Surface Temperatures, and Thaw Depths over the Tibetan Plateau. 1st Asian Conference on Permafrost, Lanzhou, China, August 7-9.

Frauenfeld, O. W., L. Ballagh, and H. Lantuit, 2006: Permafrost Young Researchers Network (PYRN): An international effort to encourage the involvement of young researchers for the International Polar Year (2007-2008). 1st Asian Conference on Permafrost, Lanzhou, China, August 7-9.

Ma, L., T. Zhang, O. W. Frauenfeld, and D. Qin, 2006: Comparison of climatology and trends of air temperature from ECMWF Reanalysis (ERA-40) and meteorological stations in China. 2006 Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting, Beijing, China, July 24-27.

Zhang, T., R. G. Barry, O. W. Frauenfeld, and D. Gilichinsky, 2006: Changes in Freeze-Thaw Cycle, Permafrost Dynamics, and their Hydrological Implications over the Russian Arctic Drainage Basin. NSF Freshwater Integration All-Hands Meeting, Estes Park, Colorado, May 31-June 2.

Frauenfeld, O. W. and T. Zhang, 2006: The role of land surface processes on climate variability in the Tibetan Plateau. European Geophysical Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 2-7.

Zhang, T., A. Etringer, O. W. Frauenfeld, R. G. Barry, D. Gilichinsky, and M. C. Serreze, 2006: Climate change: evidence from Russian historical soil temperature measurements. European Geophysical Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 2-7.

Frauenfeld, O. W. and T. Zhang, 2006: Temperature Response to Land Cover Changes on the Tibetan Plateau. 102nd Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, Illinois, March 7-11.

Frauenfeld, O. W., T. Zhang, R. G. Barry, and D. Gilichinsky, 2005: Observed Changes and Drivers of Permafrost Temperatures in Northeastern Siberia. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 5-9.

Barry, R. G., T. Zhang, O. W. Frauenfeld, M. C. Serreze, A. J. Etringer, C. Oelke, J. L. McCreight, D. Gilichinsky, D. Yang, H. Ye, L. Feng, and S. Chudinova, 2005: Spatial and Temporal Variability in Active Layer Thickness over the Russian Arctic Drainage Basin. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 5-9.

McCreight, J. L., T. Zhang, O. W. Frauenfeld, A. J. Etringer, R. G. Barry, and D. Gilichinsky, 2005: Means and Trends of Seasonally Frozen Ground Thickness in the Northern Hemisphere. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 5-9.

Zhang, T., O. W. Frauenfeld, R. G. Barry, A. J. Etringer, J. L. McCreight, and D. Gilichinsky, 2005: Response of Changes in Active Layer and Permafrost Conditions to Hydrological Cycle in the Russian Arctic. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 5-9.

Zhang, T., O. W. Frauenfeld, J. L. McCreight, and A. J. Etringer, 2005: Spatial and Temporal Variations of the Seasonally Frozen Ground in the Northern Hemisphere. 5th International Scientific Conference on the Global Energy and Water Cycle, Costa Mesa, California, June 19-24.

Frauenfeld, O. W., T. Zhang, R. G. Barry, and D. Gilichinsky, 2005: Historical soil temperature changes in northeastern Siberia. 2nd European Conference on Permafrost, Potsdam, Germany, June 12-16.

Zhang, T., O. W. Frauenfeld, J. L. McCreight, A. J. Etringer, C. Oelke, and R. G. Barry, 2005: Estimates of the Means and Trends of Active Layer Thickness in the Arctic. 2nd European Conference on Permafrost, Potsdam, Germany, June 12-16.

Zhang, T., O. W. Frauenfeld, J. L. McCreight, and R. G. Barry, 2005: Interdecadal Variability and Change of the Seasonally Frozen Ground in the Northern Hemisphere. CliC First Science Conference, Beijing, China, April 11-15.

Frauenfeld, O. W., T. Zhang, and M. C. Serreze, 2005: Station versus Reanalysis Temperatures on the Tibetan Plateau: Evidence of Land-Use Change? 101st Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Denver, Colorado, April 5-9.

Armstrong, R., M. J. Brodzik, O. W. Frauenfeld, and S. J. S. Khalsa, 2005: Analysis of the extreme winter of 1997-1998 on the Tibetan Plateau. 101st Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Denver, Colorado, April 5-9.

Frauenfeld, O. W., T. Zhang, and J. L. McCreight, 2004: Spatial and Temporal Variations of the Annual Freezing/Thawing Index in the Northern Hemisphere. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 13-17.

Frauenfeld, O. W., M. C. Serreze, and T. Zhang, 2004: Reliability of ECMWF reanalysis temperatures and climate change on the Tibetan Plateau. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 13-17.

Armstrong, R., M. J. Brodzik, J. R. Wang, M. H. Savoie, O. W. Frauenfeld, and T. Zhang, 2004: Enhanced Snow Cover Mapping on the Tibetan Plateau using NASA EOS Optical (MODIS) and Passive Microwave (AMSR-E) Remote Sensing Data. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 13-17.

Zhang, T., O. W. Frauenfeld, J. L. McCreight, and R. G. Barry, 2004: Mapping the Distribution of Seasonally Frozen Ground in the Northern Hemisphere. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 13-17.

Frauenfeld, O. W., T. Zhang, and M. C. Serreze, 2004: Reliability of ERA-40 temperature data on the Tibetan Plateau. 4th International Symposium on the Tibetan Plateau, Lhasa (Tibet), China, August 4-7.

Frauenfeld, O. W., T. Zhang, and M. C. Serreze, 2004: ERA-40 Temperature Reliability and Climate Change on the Tibetan Plateau. 2004 IPM Workshop on Land/Atmosphere Interaction over the Tibetan Plateau. Chengdu, China, August 9-10.

Zhang, T., R. Armstrong, N. Caine, M. Williams, M. Losleben, O. W. Frauenfeld, and M. Parsons, 2004: Investigation on Frozen Ground in the Western United States. Mountain Climate Sciences Symposium, Lake Tahoe, California, May 25-27.

Zhang, T., O. W. Frauenfeld, R. G. Barry, and D. Gilichinsky, 2004: Historical Variations of Active Layer Thickness in the Russian Arctic. 2004 Joint Assembly, Montreal, Canada, May 17-21.

Zhang, T., A. J. Etringer, C. Oelke, O. W. Frauenfeld, R. G. Barry, D. Gilichinsky, M. C. Serreze, D. Yang, H. Ye, F. Ling, and S. Chudinova, 2004: Permafrost Thawing and its Contribution to Runoff in the Russian Arctic Basin. 2004 Joint Assembly, Montreal, Canada, May 17-21.

Zhang, T., R. G. Barry, O. W. Frauenfeld, and D. Gilichinsky, 2004: Contribution of Permafrost Thawing to Runoff in the Russian Arctic Drainage Basin. NSF Freshwater Integration All-Hands Meeting, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, May 4-7.

Davis, R. E., P. C. Knappenberger, P. J. Michaels, and O. W. Frauenfeld, 2004: Trends in Precipitation on the Wettest Days of the Year across the Contiguous United States. 100th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 14-19.

Frauenfeld, O. W., T. Zhang, R. G. Barry, D. Gilichinsky, and A. J. Etringer, 2003: Effects of Freeze/Thaw Index, Air Temperature, and Snow Cover on Seasonal Freeze and Thaw Depths in Russia. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 8-12.

Frauenfeld, O. W., T. Zhang, R. G. Barry, and D. Gilichinsky, 2003: Historical Changes in Seasonal Freeze and Thaw Depths in Russia. SEARCH Open Science Meeting, Seattle, Washington, October 27-30.

Zhang, T., R. G. Barry, M. C. Serreze, D. Yang, A. J. Etringer, D. Gilichinsky, O. W. Frauenfeld, H. Ye, C. Oelke, F. Ling, and S. Chudinova, 2003: Permafrost Thawing and Hydrologic Response Over the Russian Arctic Drainage Basin. SEARCH Open Science Meeting, Seattle, Washington, October 27-30.

Davis, R. E., O. W. Frauenfeld, P. C. Knappenberger, and A. W. Burnett, 2003: A new multi-decadal pattern of Pacific Ocean-atmosphere interaction. 99th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 6-8.

Frauenfeld, O. W., and R. E. Davis, 2002: Trends in the 1949-2000 Northern Hemisphere Circumpolar Vortex and Climate Change Implications. 13th Conference on Applied Climatology, Portland, Oregon, May 13-16.

Michaels, P. J., P. C. Knappenberger, R. E. Davis, and O. W. Frauenfeld, 2002: Rational Analysis of Trends in Extreme Temperature and Precipitation. 13th Conference on Applied Climatology, Portland, Oregon, May 13-16.

Davis, R. E., P. C. Knappenberger, P. J. Michaels, and O. W. Frauenfeld, 2002: Regime changes in United States 20th century temperature and precipitation extremes. 98th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, California, March 19-23.

Frauenfeld, O. W. and R. E. Davis, 2000: Relationships Between the El NiÒo-Southern Oscillation and the Northern Hemisphere 500 mb Circumpolar Vortex. 96th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 4-8.

Legates, D. R., R. E. Davis, O. W. Frauenfeld, and S. Robeson, 2000: Searching for Anthropogenic Climate Change Signals Using Non-Correlation-Based Approaches. 96th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 4-8.

Legates, D. R., R. E. Davis, O. W. Frauenfeld, and S. Robeson, 2000: A Non-Correlation Based Approach to the Search for Anthropogenic Climate Change Signals. 15th Conference on Probability and Statistics in the Atmospheric Sciences of the American Meteorological Society, Asheville, North Carolina, May 8-11.

Davis, R. E., P. C. Knappenberger, O. W. Frauenfeld, and A. Burnett, 2000: Climate Change and Atmospheric Circulation in the Pacific. 81st Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Pacific Division, Ashland, Oregon, June 11-14.
 

WORKSHOPS

Detecting the Atmospheric Response to the Changing Face of the Earth: A Focus on Human-Caused Regional Climate Forcings, Land-Cover/Land-Use Change, and Data Monitoring. NSF Sponsored Workshop. Boulder, Colorado, August 27-29, 2007.

Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) Scientific Steering Group Annual Meeting (SSG III). Boulder, Colorado, December 4-8, 2006.

Hydrologic Responses to Degrading Permafrost. The Evolving Arctic Workshop Series. Fairbanks, Alaska, August 9-12, 2005.

2004 Institute of Plateau Meteorology Workshop on Land/Atmosphere Interaction over the Tibetan Plateau. Chengdu, China, August 9-10, 2004.

9th Workshop of the NASA Cold Land Processes Working Group. Cold Land Processes: Science, Technology, and Applications. Boulder, Colorado, May 28-29, 2003.

PAGES/CLIVAR Workshop on Reconstructing Late Holocene Climate, Charlottesville, Virginia, April 17-20, 2001.

Abracos Site Workshop. Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission (TRMM) Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere (LBA) Experiment in Amazonia. Charlottesville, Virginia, April 29, 1999.
 

OTHER GRANT & WORK EXPERIENCE

Zhang, T. and R. G. Barry: Changes in Freeze-Thaw Cycle and Permafrost Dynamics and their Hydrological Implications over the Russian Arctic. National Science Foundation. Co-researcher, 2003-2006.

Zhang, T. and R. G. Barry: Frozen Ground Data and Information: Advances in the Global Geocryological Data (GGD) System. National Science Foundation. Co-researcher, 2002-2007.

Legates, D. R., R. E. Davis, and S. Robeson: Searching for Anthropogenic Climate Change Signals Using Non-Correlation-Based Approaches. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Research Assistant, 1999-2000.

Michaels, P. J.: Development of Operational Ozone Forecasts for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. Research Assistant, 1998-1999.

Department of Medical Assistance Services and the University of Virginia: Study of the Effects on Medicaid Costs and Services of Chronic Pain and Pain Management. A Report to the Governor and the General Assembly of Virginia. Senate Document No. 29. Commonwealth of Virginia: Richmond, 1998. Statistical Research Assistant, 1998.

Michaels, P. J.: Effect of Greenhouse Gases and Meteorological Parameters on Nighttime Cooling and Daytime Warming Rates: Dataset Generation and Analysis. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-Department of Energy Climate Change Detection Project. Research Assistant, 1997-1998.

Michaels, P. J.: Night Warming, the Greenhouse Effect, and Benign Climatic Change. Gesamtverband des deutschen Steinkohlenbergbaus, Federal Republic of Germany. Research Assistant, 1996-997.

Institute for Meteorology and Geophysics, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria: Statistical evaluation of the sub-gridscale convection diagnostic model DIAMOD using gridscale quantities. Research Assistant, 1996.
 

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