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Dr. Erik Crosman

Erik Crosman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science
Office: Natural Sciences Building 324
Email: etcrosman@wtamu.edu
Phone: 806-651-2294
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Professional Profile

Dr. Crosman joined the Department of Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences (LEES) in August 2019. He received a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Utah in 2011 and was a research assistant professor at the University of Utah from 2015-2019 studying atmospheric modeling, air quality, mountain and boundary-layer meteorology, and fire weather.

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Crosman teaches Fundamentals of Air Quality, Modeling Earth and Environmental Systems, Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Numerical Methods in Environmental Science, and Environmental Sampling and associated lab courses Dr. Crosman has published more than 27 (7 first author) peer-reviewed papers and presents regularly at national scientific meetings. Dr. Crosman is a member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and has chaired several conferences and has served on a number of working groups for satellite remote sensing, Olympic winter games weather forecasting, and air quality modeling.

Research and Creative Activity

Dr. Crosman's research interests include air quality, weather modeling and weather model evaluation and applications, satellite meteorology, arid land and playa surface meteorology, boundary-layer flows and transport, and fire weather. In weather modeling, Dr. Crosman's research aims to improve numerical weather models in mountain basins and to run high-resolution large eddy simulations. For remote sensing applications, Dr. Crosman is working to improve global satellite-derived temperature retrievals for lakes for climate studies and input into weather models. Dr. Crosman is involved with air quality sensors that are deployed on light rail trains and a news helicopter. Dr. Crosman is currently co-chairing the AQUARIUS (Air QUAlity Research In the western US) workshop which will bring scientists together from all over the world to conduct a major air quality and meteorology field campaign across the western US in 2021.

Personal Sketch

Dr. Crosman grew up in eastern New Mexico and is excited to get back to his roots after living in Utah for many years. He enjoys storm chasing, hiking, biking, and travel.