Nancy Selover

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TEMPE
Research Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5302

Biography

Nancy Selover's research focuses on urban heat island, microclimate, and evaporation.

Serving as the State Climatologist for Arizona, Selover educates groups across the state on climate topics including the urban heat island, monsoon, drought, extreme weather, climate change, and Arizona's climate. Selover interfaces with state and city agencies, private businesses, researchers, and the public, providing climate data and information to assist these diverse groups. Selover serves on numerous committees including the Technical Monitoring Committee of the Statewide Drought Task Force and the State Hazard Mitigation Planning team.

Selover regularly teaches a meteorological instruments course at ASU. She also mentors K-12 teachers in a climate course carried out in conjunction with the American Meteorological Society.

Education

  • Ph.D. Geography, Arizona State University 2005
  • M.A. Geography, Arizona State University 1995
  • B.S. Geography, Arizona State University 1993
  • B.A. Technical Theatre, University of California-Los Angeles 1973

Research Interests

Urban climatology, evaporation, drought, and micro-climate field research

Publications

  • Stahlhut, J.W., Heydt, G.T., N.J. Selover. A preliminary assessment of the impact of ambient temperature on distribution transformer loss of life. IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery (2008).
  • Zehnder, J.A., Zhang, L., Hansford, D., Radzan, A., Selover, N., & C. M. Brown. Using digital cloud photogrammetry to characterize the onset and transition from shallow to deep convection over orography. Monthly Weather Review (2006).
  • Brazel, A.J., Fernando, H.J.S., Hunt, J.C.R., Selover, N., Hedquist, B.C., & E. Pardyjak. Evening transition observations in Phoenix, Arizona. Journal of Applied Meteorology (2005).
  • Selover, N.J., Dorn, D., Dorn, R.I., Brazel, A.J. Community partnership grant generates pre-service teacher and middle school student motivations for authentic science and mathematics. School Science and Mathematics (2003).
  • Baker, L.A., A.J. Brazel, N. Selover, C. Martin, N. McIntyre, F.R. Steiner, A. Nelson, L. Musacchio. Urbanization and warming of Phoenix (Arizona, USA): Impacts, feedbacks and mitigation. Urban Ecosystems (2002).
  • Nasralleh, H.A., Balling Jr., R.C., Selover, N.J. & R.S. Vose. Development of a seasonal forecast model for Kuwait winter precipitation. Journal of Arid Environments (2001).
  • Brazel, A., Selover, N., Vose, R., & G. Heisler. The Tale of Two Climates - Baltimore and Phoenix Urban LTERs. Climate Research (2000).
  • Stanitski-Martin, D., Marcus, M.G., Brazel, A.J., Cerveny, R.S., & N.J. Selover. Canyon Climate. Forum (1999).

Research Activity

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
GPH 413 Meteorologic Instrmnt/Measure
GPH 598 Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
GPH 413 Meteorologic Instrmnt/Measure
GPH 598 Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
GPH 413 Meteorologic Instrmnt/Measure
GPH 598 Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
GPH 413 Meteorologic Instrmnt/Measure
GPH 598 Special Topics
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
GPH 413 Meteorologic Instrmnt/Measure

Presentations

  • Nancy J. Selover. Climate Services at the Local Scale. American Meteorological Society 18th Conference on Applied Climatology (Jan 2010).
  • Nancy J. Selover. Importance of Surface Networks for Climate Monitoring in the Southwest. Association of American Geographers (Apr 2009).
  • Selover, Nancy J. Spatial distribution of precipitation on the Navajo Nation and gauge density. 9th Biennial Conference of Research on the Colorado Plateau (Dec 2007).
  • Selover, N.J. & A.J. Brazel. Diurnal Regimes of Evaporation at Tempe Town Lake, Arizona. Association of Pacific Coast Geographers (Oct 2006).

Service

  • American Meteorological Society, Applied Climate Committee Member (2010 - 2012)
  • American Meteorological Society - Applied Climate Committee, Member - planning and coordinating national meetings (2010 - 2012)
  • Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS), State Coordinator for Arizona (2009 - 2011)
  • Arizona Statewide Probable Maximum Precipitation Study Review Board, Reviewer (2009 - 2011)
  • Arizona Drought Task Force, C0-Chair Technical Monitoring Committee (2008 - 2011)
  • Arizona Flood Warning System - Multi-Agency Task Force, Standing Member representing data archiving agency (2002 - 2011)
  • Arizona State Hazard Mitigation Plan Task Force, Representative for Climate-related natural hazards (2002 - 2011)
  • WERA 1012 -Managing and Utilizing Precipitation Observations from Volunteer Networks. (NIMSS/WAAESD), Committee Member - COOP - CoCoRaHS Collaboration Committee (2010 - 2011)
  • Climate Database Modernization Program - NOAA, Sponsor (2010 - 2011)
  • Arizona Science Center, Climate expert - to review exhibit content (2010 - 2010)
  • American Meteorological Society, Cetral Arizona Chapter Co-President (2009 - 2010)
  • Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS), State Coordinator for Arizona (2009 - 2010)
  • Arizona Hazard Mitigation Task Force, Representative for Climate related natural hazards (2002 - 2010)
  • Guerrero School - Mesa, AZ Elementary students., Guest Speaker - on weather and climate in Arizona (2010 - 2010)
  • Mitchell Elementary School - Nessia Boehner - K, 1st, 2nd, 5th grade classes., Guest speaker on weather and clmate hazards. (2010 - 2010)
  • American Meteorological Society WeatherFest 2010, Volunteer for CoCoRaHS (2010 - 2010)
  • First Lego League, Judge of Research Projects in regional and statewide competition (2009 - 2009)
  • National Weather Service, Trainer for precipitation measurements (2009 - 2009)
  • State Climate Office Monthly Products, State Climatologist (2009 - 2009)
  • Arizona Drought Task Force, Co-Chair Technical Monitoring Committee (2008 - 2009)
  • Arizona Flood Warning System - Multi-Agency Task Force, Standing Member representing data archiving agency (1999 - 2009)
  • Climate Database Modernization Program, Presenter (2009 - 2009)
  • First Lego League, Mentor and educator on the climate research topic (2009 - 2009)
  • NOAA Community Conversation on Climate Change, Presenter - Discussant (2009 - 2009)
  • Focus the Nation on Climate Change - Glendale Community College, Presenter (2009 - 2009)
  • Climate Database Modernization Program, Presenter (2008 - 2008)
  • Arizoan Hazard Mitigation Task Force, Representative for Climate related natural hazards (2002 - 2007)