Erinanne Saffell

Coor
Geographical Sciences
TEMPE
Lecturer
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5302

Biography

Erinanne Saffell is the Arizona State Climatologist, Director of the Arizona State Climate Office, and Senior Global Futures Scientist with the Julia Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory. Her main research interests are extreme weather and climate events, including flood and drought, as well as impacts of the Urban Heat Island.

As Senior Lecturer with the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University, Saffell develops courses and upper-division seminars in Physical Geography, Meteorology, and Climatology, and directs K-12 outreach and training programs on these topics. Together with the National Weather Service and the Salt River Project, she established Arizona’s only middle-school weather camp. She is currently co-chair of the Arizona Drought Monitoring Technical Committee and serves on the American Meteorological Society Board of Outreach and Informal Education.

Education

  • Ph.D. Geography, Arizona State University
  • M.A. Geography, Arizona State University
  • B.S. Geography, Arizona State University

Research Interests

Hydroclimatology

Urban Heat Island

Systems of risk and resilience

K-12 outreach

Courses

Fall 2021
Course Number Course Title
GPH 111 Intro to Physical Geography
GPH 267 Extreme Weather
GPH 413 Meteorologic Instrmnt/Measure
GPH 492 Honors Directed Study
GPH 513 Meteorologic Instrmnt/Measur
Summer 2021
Course Number Course Title
GPH 210 Society and Environment
GPH 381 Geography of Natural Resources
Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
GPH 111 Intro to Physical Geography
GPH 210 Society and Environment
GPH 267 Extreme Weather
GPH 381 Geography of Natural Resources
GPH 493 Honors Thesis
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
GPH 210 Society and Environment
GPH 267 Extreme Weather
GPH 381 Geography of Natural Resources
GPH 492 Honors Directed Study
Summer 2020
Course Number Course Title
GPH 210 Society and Environment
GPH 381 Geography of Natural Resources
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
GPH 111 Intro to Physical Geography
GPH 210 Society and Environment
GPH 267 Extreme Weather
GPH 381 Geography of Natural Resources
GPH 493 Honors Thesis
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
GPH 111 Intro to Physical Geography
GPH 210 Society and Environment
GPH 267 Extreme Weather
GPH 381 Geography of Natural Resources
GPH 492 Honors Directed Study
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
GPH 210 Society and Environment
SOS 230 Professional Skills-Sustainabi
GPH 381 Geography of Natural Resources
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
GPH 111 Intro to Physical Geography
GPH 210 Society and Environment
GPH 267 Extreme Weather
GPH 381 Geography of Natural Resources
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
GPH 111 Intro to Physical Geography
GPH 210 Society and Environment
GPH 267 Extreme Weather
GPH 381 Geography of Natural Resources
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
SOS 230 Professional Skills-Sustainabi
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
GPH 111 Intro to Physical Geography
GPH 210 Society and Environment
SOS 230 Professional Skills-Sustainabi
GPH 267 Extreme Weather
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
GPH 111 Intro to Physical Geography
GPH 210 Society and Environment
SOS 230 Professional Skills-Sustainabi
GPH 267 Extreme Weather
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
SOS 230 Professional Skills-Sustainabi
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
GPH 111 Intro to Physical Geography
GPH 210 Society and Environment
SOS 230 Professional Skills-Sustainabi
GPH 267 Extreme Weather

Service

  • American Meteorological Society (AMS), Mentor (2010 - 2011)