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

Dixon, P. G. and T. Fricker (2018). “”Tornado Valley“: A proposal to abandon misleading tornado-risk nomenclature”. In: Theoretical and Applied Climatology, p. In review.

Ellis, K. N, L. R. Mason, K. N. Gassert, J. B. Elsner and T. Fricker (2018). “Public perception of climatological tornado risk in Tennessee, USA”. In: International Journal of Biometeorology. DOI: 10.1007/s00484-018- 1547-x. URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00484-018-1547-x.

Elsner, J. B. and T. Fricker (2018). “Increasingly powerful tornadoes in the United States”. In: Geophysical Research Letters, p. In review.

Elsner, J. B, T. Fricker and W. D. Berry (2018). “A model for U.S. tornado casualties involving interaction between damage path estimates of population density and energy dissipation”. In: Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. DOI: 10.1175/jamc-d-18-0106.1. URL: https://doi.org/10.1175/jamc-d-18-0106. 1.

Fricker, T. and J. B. Elsner (2018). “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.

Elsner, J. B, T. Fricker, T. H. Jagger and V. Mesev (2016). “Statistical models for predicting tornado rates: Case studies from Oklahoma and the Mid South USA”. In: International Journal of Safety and Security Engineering 6, pp. 1-9.

Elsner, J. B, T. Fricker, H. M. Widen, C. M. Castillo, J. Humphreys, J. Jung, S. Rahman, A. Richard, T. H. Jagger, T. Bhatrasataponkul, et al. (2016). “The Relationship between Elevation Roughness and Tornado Activity: A Spatial Statistical Model Fit to Data from the Central Great Plains”. In: J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol. 55.4, pp. 849-859. DOI: 10.1175/jamc-d-15-0225.1. URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-15-0225.1.

Elsner, J. B, T. H. Jagger and T. Fricker (2016). “Statistical Models for Tornado Climatology: Long and Short- Term Views”. In: PLOS ONE 11.11. Ed. by J. A. Añel, p. e0166895. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166895. URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0166895.

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.

Widen, H. M, T. Fricker and J. B. Elsner (2015). “New Methods in Tornado Climatology”. In: Geography Compass 9.4, pp. 157-168. DOI: 10.1111/gec3.12205. URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gec3.12205.

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, pp. 4340-4346.