Dr. Brown conducts research and applications development in applied climatology and meteorology, with emphasis on the application of data analysis, statistical methods and scientific visualization to atmospheric sciences and wildland fire related data. His primary academic interests include analysis of wildland fire-climate and fire-weather relationships and applications product development for wildland fire management planning, decision-making and policy, and the interface between science and decision-making. Dr. Brown is Director of the Western Regional Climate Center, and established and directs the Program for Climate, Ecosystem and Fire Applications (CEFA) at the Desert Research Institute in Reno, Nevada. He is graduate faculty in the Atmospheric Sciences Program at the University of Nevada, Reno.
|Ph.D.||1995||University of Colorado, Boulder, CO||Dept. of Geography|
|M.A.||1988||University of Colorado, Boulder, CO||Dept. of Geography|
|B.A.||1982||University of Illinois (Sangamon State campus), Springfield, IL||Astronomy-
Director, Western Regional Climate Center
|2003-present||Associate Research Professor, Division of Atmospheric Sciences, DRI|
|1998-present||Director, DRI Program for Climate, Ecosystem and Fire Applications|
|2000-2003||Assistant Research Professor, Division of Atmospheric Sciences|
|1996-2000||Research Associate, Atmospheric Sciences Center|
|1995-1996||UCAR Visiting Scientist, ASC/WRCC, DRI, Reno, NV.|
|1992-1995||Graduate Research Assistant, Cooperative Institute for Research in
Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, and Physical
Scientist, NOAA Climate Diagnostics Center, Boulder, CO.
|1983-1992||Professional Research Assistant, Cooperative Institute for Research in
Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.
|1980-1982||Student Lab Assistant, University of Illinois (Sangamon State), Springfield, IL.|
|1973-1980||Research Assistant, Illinois State Water Survey, Champaign-Urbana, IL.|
Abatzoglou, J.T., and T.J. Brown, 2011: A comparison of statistical downscaling methods suited for wildfire applications. International Journal of Climatology, DOI: 10.1002/joc.2312.
Miller, C., J. Abatzoglou, T. Brown, and A. Shyphard, 2011: Chapter 10. Wilderness Fire Management in a Changing Environment. The Landscape Ecology of Fire. Springer, pp. 269-294.
DeGaetano, A.T., T. J. Brown, S. D. Hilberg, K. Redmond, K. Robbins, P. Robinson, M. Shulski, and M. McGuirk, 2010: The NOAA Regional Climate Centers: Twenty-five Years of User-Centric Climate Services, Bulletin American Meteorological Society, 1633-1644.
Hoang, R.V., M.R. Sgambati, T.J. Brown, D.S. Coming, and F.C. Harris, 2010: VFire: Immersive Wildfire Simulation and Visualization. Computers and Graphics, Accepted.
Preisler, H.K., S. Zhong, A. Esperanza, T.J. Brown, A. Bytnerowicz, L. Tarnay, 2010: Estimating contribution of wildland fires to ambient ozone levels in National Parks in the Sierra Nevada, California, Environmental Pollution, 158, 778–787.
Kolden, C., and T. Brown, 2010: Beyond wildfire: understanding climate impacts on managed fire in the U.S.A. International Journal Wildland Fire, 19, 364-373.
Abatzoglou, J.T., and T.J. Brown, 2009: Influence of the Madden–Julian Oscillation on Summertime Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Activity over the Continental United States. Monthly Weather Review, 137, 3596-3601.
Evett, R.R., C.R. Mohrle, B.L. Hall, T.J. Brown, S.L. Stephens, 2008: The Effect of Monsoonal Atmospheric Moisture on Lightning Fire Ignitions in Southwestern North America, Agriculture and Forest Meteorology, 148, 1478-1487.
Sherman, W.R., M.A. Penick, S. Su, T.J. Brown, and F.C. Harris, Jr., 2007: VRFire: an Immersive Visualization Experience for Wildfire Spread Analysis. Proceedings IEEE Virtual Reality 2007.
Kangas, R.S. and T.J. Brown, 2007: Characteristics of U.S. Drought and Pluvials from a High-Resolution Spatial Dataset, International Journal of Climatology, 27, 1303-1335.
Reinbold, H.J., J.O. Roads, T.J. Brown, 2005: Evaluation of ECPC’s fire danger forecasts with RAWS observations. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 14, 19-36.
Westerling, A.L., D.R. Cayan, T.J. Brown, B.L. Hall and L.G. Riddle, 2004: Climate, Santa Ana winds and autumn wildfires in southern California. EOS, 85(31), 289; 296.
Brown, T.J., B.L. Hall, A.L. Westerling, 2004: The impact of twenty-first century climate change on wildland fire danger in the western United States: an applications perspective. Climatic Change, 62, 365-388.
Westerling, A.L, A. Gershunov, T.J. Brown, D.R. Cayan, and M.D. Dettinger, 2003: Climate and wildfire in the western United States. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 84, 595-604.
Mitchell, D.L., D. Ivanova, R. Rabin, T.J. Brown, and K.R. Redmond, 2002: Sea Surface Temperatures and the North American Monsoon: Mechanistic Implications from Observations. Journal of Climate, 15, 2261-2281.
Macêdo, M., D. Cook, and T.J. Brown, 2000: Visual data mining in atmospheric science data. Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, 4(1), 69-80.
Brown, T.J., and P.W. Mielke, Jr., 2000: Guest Editorial: Statistical mining and data visualization in atmospheric science. Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, 4(1), 5-6.
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