Tyler Fricker

PhD Program

Bellamy 315
Personal Website


Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, Geography, MS, 2015

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Environment and Natural Resources, BS, 2013

Research Interests

Meteorology, climatology, tornadoes and extreme weather, physical geography, spatial statistics

Selected Publications

Fricker, T. and J. B. Elsner (2019a). “Unusually devastating tornadoes in the United States: 1995-2016”. In: Weather, Climate, and Society, p. In review.

Fricker, T. and J. B. Elsner (2019b). “Tornado-level estimates of socioeconomic and demographic variables”. In: Natural Hazards Review, p. In review.

Fricker, T, J. B. Elsner and T. H. Jagger (2017). “Population and energy elasticity of tornado casualties”. In: Geophysical Research Letters. DOI: 10.1002/2017gl073093. URL: https://doi.org/10.1002%2F2017gl073093.

Fricker, T, J. B. Elsner, V. Mesev and T. H. Jagger (2017). “A dasymetric method to spatially apportion tornado casualty counts”. In: Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, p. 1–15. DOI: 10.1080/19475705.2017.1386724. URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19475705.2017.1386724.

Fricker, T. and J. B. Elsner (2015). “Kinetic Energy of Tornadoes in the United States”. In: PLOS ONE 10.7, p. e0131090. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0131090. URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0131090.

Fricker, T, J. B. Elsner, P. Camp and T. H. Jagger (2014). “Empirical estimates of kinetic energy from some recent U.S. tornadoes”. In: Geophysical Research Letters 41.12, pp. 4340-4346. DOI: 10.1002/2014gl060441. URL: https://doi.org/10.1002/2014gl060441.