Profiles in "Urbanization Effects on Weather and Climate" Expertise Area

  • Harlan's studies sociology, the effects of urban heat on vulnerable populations and socio-environmental inequalities.
  • Middel’s research interests lie in the interdisciplinary field of urban climate with focus on climate-sensitive urban form, design, landscapes, and infrastructure in the face of extreme heat and climatic uncertainty.
  • Selover's research focuses on urban heat island, microclimate, and evaporation. She currently serves as the official climatologist for the state of Arizona.
  • Phil’s international career and leadership experience has spanned the fields of system dynamics, 3D analytic and visualization systems, management consulting and analytic services and urban design, He is CEO of ORBIS Dynamics (
  • Erinanne Saffell is the Arizona State Climatologist and Director of the Arizona State Climate Office. Her main research interests are extreme weather events and impacts of the Urban Heat Island.
  • Georgescu's interests are on human-environment interactions, with research aimed to improve understanding of phenomena related to urbanization-induced landscape change. He is a member of the Urban Climate Research Center.
  • Urban heat mitigation, micro-climate effects of stormwater re-use and water sensitive urban design, land-atmosphere interactions, biophysical and biogeochemical effects of biofuels
  • Vanos is an associate professor in climate & human health addressing adaptation to extreme heat in a changing climate and impacts of extreme heat & air pollution on human health. She is PI of the Human Biometeorology Lab.