Amanda Weigel


Amanda received her B.S. in Meteorology and Geospatial and Environmental Analysis from Virginia Tech, and her M.S. in Earth System Science from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Amanda's research focuses on the remote sensing and geospatial modeling of natural disasters and extreme weather. Amanda spent two years refining geospatial hurricane hazard modeling techniques and developing a high resolution near-real-time storm surge inundation product for the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. In addition, Amanda's research has examined geostatistical relationships between locations of tornadogenesis and land surface heterogeneity. Finally and most recently, Amanda has developed information models used to improve the search and discovery of human health and Earth science data.

Research Interests

Land-atmosphere interactions, tornadoes and extreme weather events, natural disaster risk modeling, satellite remote sensing, GIS, data visualization, and science outreach.