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Chris Fuhrmann: Associate Professor, Climatology & Assistant State Climatologist

Chris Fuhrmann

Associate Professor, Climatology & Assistant State Climatologist

208 Hilbun Hall
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Dr. Chris Fuhrmann is an Associate Professor of Climatology in the Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State University. He also serves as the Assistant State Climatologist. His research interests are in the fields of applied and synoptic climatology, where he studies the effects of weather and climate on society and the role of large-scale circulation features on the distribution and intensity of surface weather events, particularly across the southeastern United States. He is also interested in the nature of these relationships in the context of climate variability and change. Dr. Fuhrmann has published articles in leading geography and atmospheric science journals on topics such as tornado outbreaks, heat waves, winter weather, and the linkages between climate and various aspects of society, such as agriculture and public health. He was also a contributing author on the Southeast technical report used for the 2014 U.S. National Climate Assessment. 

Education

  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Geography, 2011
  • M.S., University of Georgia, Department of Geography, 2006
  • B.A. with highest honors, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Geography, 2004

Experience

  • Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences, Mississippi State Univeristy, 2020 - present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Geosciences, Mississippi State University, 2014-2020
  • Regional Climatologist, Southeast Regional Climate Center, 2010-2014
  • Research Assistant, Southeast Regional Climate Center, 2007-2010
  • Instructor, Department of Geography, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008-2009

Research Interests

  • Applied climatology, synoptic climatology, biometeorology, climate variability and change

Teaching Areas

  • GR 4613/6613 Applied Climatology
  • GR 4643/6643 Physical Meteorology and Climatology I
  • GR 8633 Climate Change
  • GR 8833 Weather and Society

Honors/Professional Activities

  • American Meteorological Society
  • American Association of Geographers
  • American Association of State Climatologists
  • International Society of Biometeorology

Recent Publications

  • Sugg, M.M, C.M. Fuhrmann, and J. Runkle, 2020: “Geospatial approaches to measuring personal heat exposure and related health effects in urban settings”. In Y. Lu and E. Delmelle (Eds.) Geospatial Technologies for Urban Health, Springer Nature: Switzerland (p. 13-30).
  • Elcik, C., C.M. Fuhrmann, S. Sheridan, A.E. Mercer, and K. Sherman-Morris, 2020. Relationship between synoptic weather type and emergency department visits for different types of pain across the triangle region of North Carolina. International Journal of Biometeorology, 64, 1815-1823.
  • Sugg, M.M., C.M. Fuhrmann, and J. Runkle, 2020. Perceptions and experiences of outdoor occupational workers using digital devices for geospatial environmental monitoring. International Journal of Biometeorology, 64, 471-483.
  • Bailey, E., C.M. Fuhrmann, J. Runkle, S. Stevens, M.E. Brown, and M.M. Sugg, 2020. Wearable sensors for personal temperature exposure assessments: A comparative study. Environmental Research, 180, 108858.
  • Fuhrmann, C.M., K.M. Wood, and J.C. Rodgers, 2019. Assessment of storm surge and structural damage on San Salvador Island, Bahamas, following Hurricane Joaquin (2015). Natural Hazards, 99, 913-930.
  • Runkle, J., C. Cui, C.M. Fuhrmann, S. Stevens, and M.M. Sugg, 2019. Evaluation of wearable sensors for physiologic monitoring of individually experienced temperatures in outdoor workers in southeastern U.S. Environment International, 129, 229-238.
  • Sugg, M.M., C.M. Fuhrmann, and J. Runkle, 2018. Temporal and spatial variation in personal ambient temperatures for outdoor working populations in the southeastern USA. International Journal of Biometeorology, 62, 1521-1534.
  • Elcik, C., C.M. Fuhrmann, A.E. Mercer, and R.E. Davis, 2017. Relationship between air mass type and emergency department visits for migraine headache across the Triangle region of North Carolina. International Journal of Biometeorology, 61, 2245-2254.
  • Perkins, D.R., J. Vanos, C.M. Fuhrmann, M. Allen, D. Knight, C. Lee, A. Lees, A. Leung, R. Lucas, H. Mehdipoor, S. Nascimento, S. Sheridan, and J. Spencer, 2017. Enhancing the teaching and learning of Biometeorology in higher education. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 98, ES239-ES242.
  • Allen, M.J., J. Vanos, D.M. Hondula, D.J. Vecellio, D. Knight, H. Mehdipoor, R. Lucas, C.M. Fuhrmann, H. Lokys, A. Lees, S.T. Nascimento, A.C.W. Leung, and D.R. Perkins, 2017. Supporting sustainability initiatives through biometeorology education and training. International Journal of Biometeorology, 61, S93-S106.

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