Oliver Frauenfeld

Oliver Frauenfeld

Associate Professor

Director of Undergraduate Programs

Climate Change, Synoptic Climatology, Arctic Climate, Surface-Atmosphere Interactions

  oliver.frauenfeld@tamu.edu

  (979) 862-8420

  Eller O&M 814A

Research

  • Climate Change
  • Surface-Atmosphere Interactions
  • High-Latitude Climate
  • Land Cover/Land Use Change
  • Atmospheric Teleconnections
  • Quantitative Methods

Selected Publications

  • 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
  • Chen, L. and O.W. Frauenfeld, 2016: Impacts of Urbanization on Future Climate in China. Climate Dynamics, 47(1), 345-357, doi:10.1007/s00382-015-2840-6
  • 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 ONE9(10), e108736, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0108736.
  • Chen, L. and O. W. Frauenfeld, 2014: Surface Air Temperature Changes over the 20th and 21st Centuries in China Simulated by 20 CMIP5 Models. Journal of Climate27(11), 3920-3937, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00465.1.
  • Frauenfeld, O. W. and T. Zhang, 2011: An observational 71-year history of seasonally frozen ground changes in the Eurasian high latitudes. Environmental Research Letters6, 044024, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/6/4/044024. [Open Access PDF] [News Article]

Education

Ph.D., Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia

M.S., Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia

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

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, Climate Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers, 2006

Additional Information

Experience

  • Associate Professor of Geography, Texas A&M University, 2016-Present
  • Assistant Professor of Geography, Texas A&M University, 2010–2016
  • Affiliate Scientist, National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado, 2010–Present
  • Research Scientist I and II, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Division of Cryospheric and Polar Processes, University of Colorado, 2003–2009
Affiliations
  • Association of American Geographers, 1999–present
    • Climate Specialty Group, 1999–present
    • Cryosphere Specialty Group, 2004–present
  • American Geophysical Union, 1999–present
  • American Meteorological Society, 1999–present
  • U.S. Permafrost Association, 2003–present

Graduate Students

Bradley Barger, M.S. Candidate

Nicole Casamassina, M.S. Candidate

Rhett Douris, M.S. Candidate

Victoria Ford, Ph.D. Candidate

Daniel Vecellio, Ph.D. Candidate

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