Douglas Brent McRoberts

Douglas Brent McRoberts

Research Assistant Professor

  (979) 845-6075

  Eller O&M 803G


Research interests include, but are not limited to climate, drought, and statistical modeling. My current research focuses on the creation of an algorithm for detecting and minimizing biases in radar precipitation estimates. Additionally, I am working on improving the prediction accuracy of a model that predicts the spatial patterns and magnitudes of power outages related to landfalling tropical cyclones.

Selected Publications

McRoberts, D. B., and J. W. Nielsen-Gammon, 2012: The use of a high-resolution SPI for drought monitoring and assessment. J. Appl. Climatol. Clim., 51, 68-83, doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-10-05015.1

McRoberts, D. B., and J. W. Nielsen-Gammon, 2011: A new homogenized United States climate division precipitation data for analysis of climate variability and change. J. Appl. Meteor. Clim., 50, 1187-1199, doi:10.1175/2010JAMC2626.1

Nielsen-Gammon, J., and D. B. McRoberts, 2009: An Assessment of the Meteorological Severity of the 2008-09 Texas Drought through July 2009. Office of the State Climatologist, Texas, Publication OSC-0901, 24 pp. Available online

Nielsen-Gammon, J. W., and D. B. McRoberts, 2009: March 1843: The most abnormal month ever? pp. 123-148 in Historical Climate Variability and Impacts in North America. L.-A. Dupigny-Giroux and C. Mock, ed., Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.


Ph.D., Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University (2014)

M.S., Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University (2008)

B.S., Synoptic Meteorology, Purdue University (2004)


Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, 2014

Additional Information

Member, Texas Drought Coordination Team, 2012 – present

Contributor, State of Texas Drought Preparedness Council, 2008 – present

Contributor, United States Drought Monitor, 2008 – present

Author, Weather Whys, Texas A&M University, 2005 – present

Chair, Texas A&M University Department of Atmospheric Sciences Graduate Student Seminar Series, 2013 – 2014

Texas A&M University Local Manager, University of Oklahoma WxChallenge, 2010 – 2014

Co-developer, Texas Office of the State Climatologist current website, 2011 – 2012

Department of Atmospheric Sciences Representative, Texas A&M University Graduate Student Council, 2011 – 2012

Reviewer, Climate Dynamics

Reviewer, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology

Reviewer, Theoretical and Applied Climatology

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