Tyler Fricker

Tyler Fricker

Visiting Assistant Professor


  (979) 458-2587

  Eller O&M 814C


Climate Change

Extreme weather and natural hazards

Vulnerability and Resiliency

Quantitative methods

Selected Publications

Fricker, T. and J. B. Elsner (2019a). “Unusually devastating tornadoes in the United States: 1995-2016”. In: Annals of the Association of American Geographers, p. Accepted.

Fricker, T. (2019b). “Tornado-level estimates of socioeconomic and demographic variables”. In: Natural Hazards Review, p. In review.

Ellis, K. N, L. R. Mason, K. N. Gassert, J. B. Elsner and T. Fricker (2018). “Public perception of climatological tornado risk in Tennessee, USA”. In: International Journal of Biometeorology. DOI: 10.1007/s00484-018-1547-x. URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00484-018-1547-x.

Elsner, J. B, T. Fricker and W. D. Berry (2018). “A model for U.S. tornado casualties involving interaction between damage path estimates of population density and energy dissipation”. In: Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. DOI: 10.1175/jamc-d-18-0106.1. URL: https://doi.org/10.1175/jamc-d-18-0106.1.

Elsner, J. B, T. Fricker and Z. Schroder (2018). “Increasingly powerful tornadoes in the United States”. In: Geophysical Research Letters. DOI: 10.1029/2018gl080819. URL: https://doi.org/10.1029/2018gl080819.

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.

Fricker, T, J. B. Elsner, V. Mesev and T. H. Jagger (2017). “A dasymetric method to spatially apportion tornado casualty counts”. In: Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, p. 1–15. DOI: 10.1080/19475705.2017.1386724. URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19475705.2017.1386724.

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: Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. 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.

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.

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.


PhD, Geography, Florida State University

MS, Geography, Florida State University

BS, Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University

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