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, J. B. Elsner, V. Mesev and T. H. Jagger (2017). “A dasymetric method to apportion tornado casualty counts spatially”. In: Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, p. Accepted.

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.

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.

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.