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Trent Ford

Assistant Professor

Trent Ford

Email: twford@siu.edu

Phone: (618) 453-6024

Office: 4533 Faner Hall

Scholar Profile

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Dr. Ford’s research interests include hydroclimatology, soil moisture, drought, and extreme heat.

Education

Ph.D., Geography - Texas A&M University
M.S., Geography - Texas A&M University
B.S., Geography - Illinois State University

Courses Taught

  • GEOG 104: Weather, Climate, & Society: Fall 2015 - present
  • GEOG 330: Severe & Hazardous Weather: Fall 2016 - present

Recent Publications

Ford, T.W., and J.T. Schoof. Oppressive Heat Events in Illinois Related to Antecedent Wet Soils. Journal of Hydrometeorology, (in press), http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JHM-D-16-0075.1

Ford, T.W., Wang, Q., and S.M. Quiring. The Observation Record Length Necessary to Generate Robust Soil Moisture Percentiles. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, (in press), http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-16-0143.1.

Quiring, S.M., Ford, T.W., Wang, J.K., Khong, A., Harris, E., Lindgren, T., Goldberg, D.W., and Z. Li. The North American Soil Moisture Database: Development and Applications. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, (in press), http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00263.1.

Meng, L., Ford, T.W., and Y. Guo. Logistic Regression Analysis of Drought Persistence in East China. International Journal of Climatology, (in press), http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/joc.4789/full.

Ford, T.W., and O.W. Frauenfeld, 2016: Surface-Atmosphere Moisture Interactions in the Frozen Ground Regions of Eurasia. Scientific Reports, 6, 19163, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4726001/.

Recent Grants

“Developing National Soil Moisture Products to Improve Drought Monitoring”, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, $493,000, PI: Trent Ford, Co-Is: Steven Quriing and Jessica Lucido

“North American Heat Wave Predictability: Assessing the Role of Land Surface Initialization on S2S and NMME Model Forecasts”, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, $510,000, PI: Trent Ford, Co-I: Paul Dirmeyer

“Investigating Soil Moisture-Convective Precipitation Feedbacks with Soil Moisture-Active Passive”, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, $800,000, PI: Steven Quiring, Co-Is: Trent Ford and Adam Houston