Skip to main content
Skip to main menu Skip to spotlight region Skip to secondary region Skip to UGA region Skip to Tertiary region Skip to Quaternary region Skip to unit footer


Applied Hydrometeorology and Urban Climate Lab

Nicole makes landfall on FL

Our Mission -  The mission of this group is to conduct research on hydrometeorological processes and urban climate. Our goals are to advance science, teaching, outreach, and applications while preserving science integrity and serving our state, nation, and the world.

Current Students - Max Appelbaum, Alexandra Music, Kelly Neighbour, Benjamin Thigpen



Our Projects

Current projects include 
1. Urban hydrometeorological processes and prediction 
2. Atmospheric Rivers and environmental justice in the Southeast
3. Assessment of the August a, Georgia Urban Heat Island and associated hydroclimatological impacts
4. The meteorology and prediction challenges associated with controlled burns 
5. Tropical cyclone precipitation and associated risk communication challenges 
6. The Brown Ocean Effect 

In the News

Environmental Achievement Awards to go to University of Georgia Professor Marshall Shepherd, Athens Banner-Herald: 
Vice President's Visit Brings Climate Change Discussion to Forefront 
Can We Expect More Flooding and Extreme Weather Because of Climate Change?
J. Marshall Shepherd: How Does Bias Shape Our Perceptions About Science?

Related Courses 

GEOG 4/6160 Applied Climatology in the Urban Environment

GEOG 4/6140 Satellite Meteorology and Climatology

GEOG 4/6170 Mesoscale/Radar Meteorology, FYOS Hurricanes, Tsunamies and More: Observing the Earth From Space


Contact Information

Dr. James Marshall Shepherd




Support us

We appreciate your financial support. Your gift is important to us and helps support critical opportunities for students and faculty alike, including lectures, travel support, and any number of educational events that augment the classroom experience. Click here to learn more about how to help us grow.

Every dollar given has a direct impact upon our students and faculty.