Tyler Fricker

PhD Program

Bellamy 316
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, J. B. Elsner, V. Mesev and T. H. Jagger (2017). “A dasymetric method to apportion tornado casualty counts spatially”. In: The Professional Geographer, p. in review.

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.

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.