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Randall Cerveny

cerveny@asu.edu

Professor
School of Geog Sci & Urban Pln
Faculty
Mail Code: 5302

COOR 5584 (Map)
(480)965-7533

Bio

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

Education

Ph.D., Geography, University of Nebraska
M.A., Geography, University of Nebraska
B.S., Geography, University of Nebraska

Bio

Randall Cerveny is a professor of geographical sciences at 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.

Research Interests

Climate history, climatic modeling, physical climatology, dynamic climatology, synoptic climatology, climatic change and atmospheric teleconnections

Courses

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
GPH 410 Synoptic Meteorology II
GPH 414 Climate Change
GPH 598 Special Topics
GPH 792 Research

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
GPH 111 Intro to Physical Geography
GPH 191 First-Year Seminar
GPH 409 Synoptic Meteorology I
GPH 414 Climate Change
GPH 598 Special Topics
GPH 792 Research

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
GPH 314 Global Change
GPH 475 Dynamic Meteorology II
GPH 598 Special Topics
GPH 792 Research

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
GPH 111 Intro to Physical Geography
GPH 191 First-Year Seminar
GPH 474 Dynamic Meteorology I
GPH 598 Special Topics
GPH 792 Research

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
GPH 410 Synoptic Meteorology II
GPH 414 Climate Change
GPH 590 Reading and Conference
GPH 591 Seminar
GPH 598 Special Topics
GPH 792 Research

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
GPH 111 Intro to Physical Geography
GPH 191 First-Year Seminar
GPH 409 Synoptic Meteorology I
GPH 591 Seminar
GPH 598 Special Topics
GPH 790 Reading and Conference
GPH 792 Research

Summer 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
GPH 799 Dissertation

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
GCU 585 Adv Research Methods Geography
GPH 475 Dynamic Meteorology II
GPH 590 Reading and Conference
GPH 591 Seminar
GPH 598 Special Topics
GPH 599 Thesis
GPH 792 Research

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
GPH 111 Intro to Physical Geography
GPH 191 First-Year Seminar
GPH 474 Dynamic Meteorology I
GPH 591 Seminar
GPH 598 Special Topics
GPH 790 Reading and Conference
GPH 792 Research

Spring 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
GPH 410 Synoptic Meteorology II
GPH 414 Climate Change
GPH 591 Seminar
GPH 598 Special Topics
GPH 599 Thesis
GPH 792 Research

Fall 2009

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
GPH 111 Intro to Physical Geography
GPH 191 First-Year Seminar
GPH 409 Synoptic Meteorology I
GPH 591 Seminar
GPH 790 Reading and Conference
GPH 792 Research

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. Bohumil M. Svoma, Kimberbly DeBiasse, Jessica Nolte, Bradley Busby, Carolyn Beeson and Randall S. Cerveny. Evaluation of the Environmental Protection Agency / National Weather Service Ultraviolet Index Forecast against independent UV measurements: Phoenix Arizona (2000-2006). International Journal of Climatology (2010).

  2. Merlin P. Lawson, Randy Cerveny, Cary Mock. Zebulon Pike: Great American Explorer or Climate Spy?. Weatherwise (2010).

  3. Randall S. Cerveny, Bohumil M. Svoma, and Russel S. Vose. The lunar tidal influence on inland river streamflow across the conterminous United States. Geophysical Research Letters (2010).

  4. Randy Cerveny. Hedging your Weather Bets: the Science of 'weather futures' trading. Weatherwise (2010).

  5. Edited book: Jennifer M. Besel (with Randall S. Cerveny, consultant). The Coldest Places in the World. Capstone Press (2010).

  6. Edited book: Jennifer M. Besel (with Randall S. Cerveny, consultant). The Hottest Places on Earth. Capstone Press (2010).

  7. Edited book: Martha E.H. Rustad (with Randall S. Cerveny, consultant). The Driest Places on Earth. Capstone Press (2010).

  8. Edited book: Martha E.H. Rustand with R.S. Cerveny (Consultant) as listed on title page. The Wettest Places on the Earth. Capstone Press (2010).

  9. Colleen M. Garrity, Randall S. Cerveny, Elizabeth A. Wentz. Vertical moisture profile characteristics of severe surface drought and surface wetness in the western United States: 1973-2002. International Journal of Climatology (2009).

  10. Hubert Quetelard, Pierre Bessemoulin, Randall S. Cerveny, Thomas C. Pterson, Andrew Burton, and Yadowsun Boodhoo. World-Record Rainfalls During Tropical Cyclone Gamede. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (2009).

  11. Randy Cerveny. Noah Webster: Lexicographer. Weatherwise (2009).

  12. Randy Cerveny. The Mystery of the Crashing Plane and the A-Bomb. Weatherwise (2009).

  13. Randy Cerveny. Weather's Greatest Mysteries Solved!. Prometheus Books (2009).

  14. R. Cerveny and R. Holle. Irving P. Krick: Weather Fraud or Weather Genius. Weatherwise (2008).

  15. R.S. Cerveny, B.M. Svoma, R.C. Balling, R.S. Vose. Gregorian calendar bias in monthly temperature database. Geophysical Research Letters (2008).

  16. S.W. Myint, M. Yuan, R.S. Cerveny and C. Giri. Categorizing natural disaster damage assessment using satellite-based geospatial techniques. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (2008).

  17. S.W. Myint, M. Yuan, R.S. Cerveny and C.P. Giri. Comparison of remote sensing image processing techniques to identify tornado damage from LANDSAT TM data. Sensors (2008).

  18. Randy Cerveny. Wielkie Katastrofy i anomalia Klimatyczne w dziejach (Great Disasters and Climate Anomalies in the History of the World). Bellona (2008).

  19. Review of: Coast Lines: How Mapmakers Frame the World and Chart Environmental Change. Weatherwise (2008).

  20. Review of: Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States. Weatherwise (2008).

  21. Book chapter: Randall S. Cerveny. El Nino / Southern Oscillation and other climatic teleconnections. Climate Change and Variations: A Primer for Teachers. National Council for Geographic Education (2008).

  22. Book chapter: Randall S. Cerveny. Weather Extremes Records. Climate Change and Variations: A Primer for Teachers. National Council for Geographic Education (2008).

  23. Book chapter: Randy Cerveny. Lightning Curiosities. Weather: The Ultimate Book of Meteorological Events. Andrews McMeel Publishing (2008).

  24. David Brommer, Randall Cerveny, Robert Balling. Characteristics of long-duration precipitation events across the United States. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS (2007).

  25. Randall Cerveny. Weather and the Mongols: How the Forces of Nature Helped Shape an Empire. Weatherwise (2007).

  26. Randall Cerveny, Jay Lawrimore, Roger Edwards, Chris Landsea. Extreme Weather Records: Compilation, Adjudication and Publication. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (2007).

  27. Randall Cerveny, V. Belitskaya, P. Bessemoulin, M. Cortez, C. Landsea, T. Peterson. A new western hemisphere 24-hour rainfall record. WMO Bulletin - journal of the World Meteorological Organization (2007).

  28. Review of: Lewis&Clark: Weather and Climate Data from the Expedition Jouranls. Weatherwise (2007).

  29. Randall Cerveny. Eye of the Tiger. Orion (2006).

  30. Randall Cerveny, Niccole Cerveny. Egypt and Water: The Lifeline of a Civilization. Weatherwise (2006).

  31. Robert Balling, Randall Cerveny. Analysis of Tropical Cyclone Intensification Trends and Variability in the North Atlantic Basin over the Period 1970-2003. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics (2006).

  32. Cerveny, Randall Scott. Freaks of the Storm From Flying Cows to Stealing Thunder, the World's Stangest True Weather Stories. Thunder's Mouth Press (Avalon Publishing Group) (2006).

  33. Cerveny, Randall Scott. Freaks of the Storm, From Flying Cows to Stealing Thunder, the World's Strangest Weather Stories. Hardie Grant Books (2006).

  34. Review of: Railroads and Weather: Rom Fogs to Floods and Heat to Hurricanes, the Impacts of Weather and Climate on American Railroads. Weatherwise (2006).

  35. Review of: Twilight of the Mammoths: Ice Age Extinctions and the Rewilding of America. Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science (2006).

  36. Book chapter: Cerveny, Randall Scott (Author) . The Quasi-biennial Oscillation and tropical climate variations. The Global Climate System, Pattern, Processes and Teleconnections. Cambridge University Press (2006).

  37. Balling, Robert C, Cerveny, Randall Scott. Winds and Wind Systems. The Encyclopedia of World Climatology. Springer (2005).

  38. Cerveny, Randall Scott. Atmospheric Nomenclature. The Encyclopedia of World Climatology. Springer (2005).

  39. Cerveny, Randall Scott. Folklore, Myths and Climate. The Encyclopedia of World Climatology. Springer (2005).

  40. P Dixon, D Brommer, B Hedquist, A Kalkstein, G Goodrich, J Walter, C Dickerson, S Penny, Randall Cerveny. Heat Mortality Versus Cold Mortality: A Study of Conflicting Databases in the United States. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (2005).

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Presentations

  1. Randy Cerveny Freaks of the Storm: the Nebraska Edition. The Durham Museum's Opening of Midwest Severe Weather Exhibit. (Apr 2010).
  2. Randall S. Cerveny Freaks of the Storm: Medical Freaks. University of Nebraska - Omaha Medicial Center. (Apr 2010).
  3. Randy Cerveny Weather's Greatest Mysteries Solved!. Maricopa County Community Colleges Family Science Outrearch Day. (Mar 2010).
  4. Randy Cerveny Weather's Greatest Mysteries Solved!. Center for Inquiry: Hollywood California. (Oct 2009).
  5. Randy Cerveny Weather's Greatest Mysteries Solved. Center for Inquiry: Costa Mesa, California. (Oct 2009).
  6. Randall S. Cerveny Annual Progress Report on WMO World Weather and Climates Extremes Archive. World Meteorological Organization ET2.2 Meeting in Munich Germany. (Oct 2009).
  7. Randy Cerveny Weather's Greatest Mysteries Solved!. Arizona GeoEducation Symposium. (Jul 2009).
  8. Randall S. Cerveny Weather's Greatest Mysteries Solved!. Central Great Plains Severe Weather Symposium. (Apr 2009).
  9. R.S. Cerveny, A.W. Ellis, M. Pace, K. Debiasse, and R.C.Balling Drought/Flood Patterns using Climatological Isentropic Surfaces. 33rd annual climate diagnostics and prediction workshop/CIVAR Drought workshop. (Oct 2008).
  10. D.M. Brommer, R.S. Cerveny, and R.C. Balling, Jr. Characteristics of long-duration Precipitation events for the Conterminous United States. AAG 2008 Annual Meeting (Boston). (Apr 2008).
  11. Cerveny, Randall Nebraska's Weird Weather. Nebraska Agricultural Exposition. (Dec 2007).
  12. Cerveny, Randall World Weather Extremes Archive. AGU International Annual Meeting. (May 2007).
  13. Cerveny, Randall World Climate Extremes Archive. World Meteorological Organization Commission for Climatology (CCl). (Aug 2006).
  14. Cerveny, Randall Future Climates of the Southwest. Red Bromegrass Symposium. (May 2006).
  15. Cerveny, Randall What Makes a World Weather Extreme Record?. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting. (Mar 2006).
  16. Cerveny, Randall Oddities of Hail. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting. (Mar 2005).
  17. Cerveny, Randall Future Climates of the Southwest. Drought Symposium. (Apr 2003).
  18. Cerveny, Randall Weekly Cycles in Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting. (Mar 2002).
  19. Cerveny, Randall Being Multin Milankovitch. (Sep 2000).
  20. Cerveny, Randall Weekly Cycles in Regional Pollution, Temperature, Precipitation and Tropical cyclone Activity. International Scientific Meeting on Detection and Modelling of Recent Climate Change and Its effects on a Regional Scale. (May 2000).
  21. Cerveny, Randall Strange Weather. Eva Coor's Community Enrichment Program Violent Earth Lecture Series.

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Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Cerveny,Randall Scott * . Establishment of Southwest Monsoonal & Winter Climate Change Baseline Values for Petrified Forest National Park. DOI-NPS (9/1/2010 - 3/31/2012).
  2. Cerveny,Randall Scott * , Balling,Robert C , Ellis,Andrew Walton , . Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Climatological Variations in Isentropic Surfaces. NSF-SBE (7/1/2008 - 12/31/2010).
  3. Ellis,Andrew Walton * Balling,Robert C Cerveny,Randall Scott . Development of an Operational Model Series for Forecasting Runoff on the Salt, Tonto, and Verde Watersheds. SRP-SALT RIVER PROJECT (1/1/2005 - 8/31/2005).
  4. Cerveny,Randall Scott * Selover,Nancy Joan . INFLUENCE OF LOCAL CIRCULATION PATTERNS ON CONVECTIVE PRECIP. UNIV CORP FOR ATMOSPHERIC RES (6/1/1995 - 9/1/1996).
  5. Cerveny,Randall Scott * . CARBON MONOXIDE MODELLING. AZ DEPT OF ENVIRONMNT QUALITY (7/1/1994 - 9/1/1994).
  6. Cerveny,Randall Scott * . ORBITALLY-INDUCED VARIA IN THE DIURNAL CYCLE OF RADIATION. NSF (3/15/1992 - 8/31/1994).

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Service

  1. Earth Science Day (Held by SESE), Presenter (display booth for Geography) (2010 - present)
  2. Preparing Future Faculty, Invited Speaker (2010 - present)
  3. ASU Homecoming, Presenter (display booth for Geography) (2010 - present)
  4. Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix, Invited Speaker (2010 - present)
  5. ASU Homecoming, Presenter (display booth) (2009 - present)
  6. Earth Science Day (Held by SESE), Presenter (display booth) (2009 - present)
  7. CLAS Hall, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Residential College, Speaker (2009 - present)
  8. of CLAS Hall, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Residential College, Invited Speaker (2009 - present)
  9. Mountain Brook Village Retirement Village, Invited Speaker (2008 - present)
  10. Preparing Future Faculty, Invited Speaker (2008 - present)
  11. CLAS, College Representative (2008 - present)
  12. ASU Homecoming, Presenter (Display Booth) (2008 - present)
  13. Earth Science Day (Held by SESE), presenter (display booth) (2008 - present)
  14. Phoenix Channel 10 News, Invited Speaker (2008 - present)
  15. ASU Emeritus College, Invited Speaker (2008 - present)
  16. ASU Retirees Association Speakers Program, Invited Speaker (2008 - present)
  17. Media, Speaker (2007 - present)
  18. Undergraduate Advising, Advisor (2006 - present)
  19. Undergraduate Advising, Director (2006 - present)
  20. Undergraduate Advising (Meteorology-Climatology), Advisor (2006 - present)
  21. ASU Distinguished Teaching Academy, Member (2005 - present)
  22. ASU Distinguished Teaching Academy, Member (2005 - present)
  23. ASU Distinguished Teaching Academy, Member (2005 - present)
  24. Geography Undergraduate Comittee, Member (2005 - present)
  25. Weatherwise, Contributing Editor (1994 - present)
  26. Weatherwise, Contributing Editor (1994 - present)
  27. Weatherwise, Contributing Editor (1994 - present)
  28. Media, Speaker/Interviewee (2010 - 2012)
  29. World Meteorological Organization, Rapporteur of Extreme Climate (adjunct member to the Commission for Climatology (CCl) (2009 - 2012)
  30. World Meteorological Organziation, Rapporteur of Extreme Climate (adjunct member to the Commission for Climatology (CCl)) (2009 - 2012)
  31. Media, Speaker/Interviewee (2009)
  32. CLAS Curriculum Committee, Chair (2007 - 2008)
  33. ASU Homecoming, Presenter (display booth) (2007)
  34. Coast to Coast AM Radio (with George Noory), (2007)
  35. Earth Science Day (held by SES), presenter (display booth) (2007)
  36. Weather Channel TV, guest and consultant (2007)
  37. Fountain Hills AZ Kwianas Club, Speaker (2007)
  38. Weather Channel, Consultant (2007)
  39. Weather Channel TV, Consultant & Guest (2007)
  40. SEE ASU - community education outreach event headed by Wilma Matthews, Speaker (display booth) (2007)

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