Elizabeth Tellman, Geography PhD
Since earning her PhD in geography, Elizabeth Tellman has been busy expanding her impressive research portfolio. In August 2021, her work on using satellite data to better understand the impact and changing nature of flooding was featured on the cover of Nature. The study, "Satellite imaging reveals increased proportion of population exposed to floods" analyzed 913 large flood events around the world to evaluate flood extent and population exposure.
“Satellites help us see flood impact in new ways that models don’t capture well,” said Tellman, who now is an assistant professor at the University of Arizona. “We should continue to integrate satellite observations into our understanding of where it has flooded or is currently flooding.”