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Erinanne Saffell

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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

Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
GPH 210Society and Environment
GPH 381Geography of Natural Resources
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
GPH 111Intro to Physical Geography
GPH 210Society and Environment
GPH 267Extreme Weather
GPH 381Geography of Natural Resources
GPH 493Honors Thesis
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
GPH 210Society and Environment
GPH 267Extreme Weather
GPH 381Geography of Natural Resources
GPH 492Honors Directed Study
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
GPH 210Society and Environment
GPH 381Geography of Natural Resources
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
GPH 111Intro to Physical Geography
GPH 210Society and Environment
GPH 267Extreme Weather
GPH 381Geography of Natural Resources
GPH 493Honors Thesis
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
GPH 210Society and Environment
SOS 230Professional Skills-Sustainabi
GPH 381Geography of Natural Resources
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
GPH 111Intro to Physical Geography
GPH 210Society and Environment
GPH 267Extreme Weather
GPH 381Geography of Natural Resources
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
GPH 111Intro to Physical Geography
GPH 210Society and Environment
GPH 267Extreme Weather
GPH 381Geography of Natural Resources
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 230Professional Skills-Sustainabi
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
GPH 111Intro to Physical Geography
GPH 210Society and Environment
SOS 230Professional Skills-Sustainabi
GPH 267Extreme Weather
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
GPH 111Intro to Physical Geography
GPH 210Society and Environment
SOS 230Professional Skills-Sustainabi
GPH 267Extreme Weather
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 230Professional Skills-Sustainabi
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
GPH 111Intro to Physical Geography
GPH 210Society and Environment
SOS 230Professional Skills-Sustainabi
GPH 267Extreme Weather
Service: 
  • American Meteorological Society (AMS), Mentor (2010 - 2011)