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Geog-Geol Bldg, 210 Field Street, Athens, Georgia 30602, Room 207A
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Research Interests:

Applied climatology, climate and human health, hydroclimatology


Ph.D., University of Delaware, Climatology

M.S., University of Delaware, Geography

B.A., University of California Los Angeles, Geography-Ecosystems and Political Science


Co-Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, “A Sensor Cloud-based Community-Centric Approach for Analyzing and Mitigating Urban Heat Hazards”, $238,399, 2016-2018.

Co-Principal Investigator, National Institutes of Health, “Climate Change and Heat-Related Morbidity among Vulnerable Populations in Atlanta”,  $40,137 to UGA ($440,973 total), 2013-2015.

Co-Investigator, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Retrospective Characterization of Climate and Acute Morbidity: A Necessary Step Toward Valid Health Impact Projections, $15,551 to UGA ($158,798 total), 2009-2010.

Co-Principal Investigator, U.S. Department of Energy, “Integrated Hydrologic/Hydrodynamic Modeling System for Collection of Pollutant Signatures”, $741,123 to UGA ($1.5 million total), 2008-2013.

Co-Principal Investigator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, "A Hybrid Approach for Evaluating and Predicting Interactions between the Seasonal Snowpack and the Atmosphere", $219,625, 2002-2005.

Principal Investigator, The University of Georgia Research Foundation, “Establishing an Automated Snow Cover Observing Station in Eastern North Dakota”, $5,245, 2000-2001.




Courses Regularly Taught:
Selected Publications:

Grundstein, A., Y. Hosokawa, and D. Casa, 2018: Fatal Exertional Heat Stroke and American Football Players: The Need for Regional Heat-Safety Guidelines. Journal of Athletic Training, 53(1), doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-445-16.

Williams, C. and A. Grundstein, 2017: Children Forgotten in Hot Cars: A Mental Models Approach for Improving Public Health Messaging. Injury Prevention, doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2016-042261.

Grundstein, A., J. Knox, J. Vanos, E. Cooper, D. Casa, 2017: American Football and Fatal Exertional Heat Stroke: A Case Study of Korey Stringer.  International Journal of Biometeorology, doi: 10.1007/s00484-017-1324-2.

O'Lenick C., A. Winquist ,H.H. Chang, M. Kramer, J. Mulholland, A. Grundstein, S.E. Sarnat, 2017: Evaluation of individual and neighborhood factors as modifiers of the association between warm-season temperature and pediatric asthma morbidity in Atlanta, GA. Environmental Research, 156, 132-144.

Cooper, B., A. Grundstein, A Rosen, P. Curry, J. Miles, J. Ko, 2017: An evaluation of portable wet bulb globe temperature monitor accuracy. Journal of Athletic Training, 52(12), 1161-1167.

Chen, T., S. Ebelt Sarnat, A.J. Grundstein, H.H. Chang, 2017: Time-series analysis of heat waves and emergency department visits in Atlanta, 1993 to 2012. Environmental Health Perspectives, 125(5), DOI:10.1289/EHP44.

Grundstein, A., J.M. Shepherd, P. Miller, and S. Sarnat, 2017: The Role of Mesoscale-Convective Processes in Explaining the 21 November 2016 Epidemic Thunderstorm Asthma in Melbourne, Australia.  Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 56, 1337-1343.

Pryor, L.J., R.R. Pryor, A. Grundstein, D.J. Casa, 2017: The heat strain of various athletic surfaces: A comparison between observed and modeled wet-bulb globe temperatures.  Journal of Athletic Training, 52(11), 1056-1064.

Grundstein, A., S. Duzinski, and J. Null, 2017: Impacts of dangerous microclimate conditions within an enclosed vehicle on pediatric thermoregulation. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 127, 103-110.

Grundstein, A., J.M. Shepherd, S. Duzinski, 2017: Do Inflatable Bounce Houses Pose Heat-Related Hazards to Children? Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 98(5), 893-897, DOI:

Heidari, L., A. Winquist, M. Klein, C. O’Lenick, A. Grundstein, S. Ebelt Sarnat, 2016: Susceptibility to heat-related fluid and electrolyte imbalance emergency department visits in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. International Journal International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13, 982: doi: 10.3390/ijerph13100982.

Costa, D., A. Grundstein, 2016: An Analysis of Children Left Unattended in Parked Motor Vehicles in Brazil. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13, 649, doi:10.3390/ijerph13070649.

Winquist, A., A. Grundstein, H.H. Chang, J. Hess, S. Ebelt , 2016: Warm Season Temperature and Emergency Department Visits in Atlanta, GA.  Environmental Research, 147, 314-323.

Debbage, N., J. McLeod, J. Rackley, L. Zhu, T Mote, and A. Grundstein, 2015: The Influence of Point Source Aerosol Emissions on Atmospheric Convective Activity in the Vicinity of Power Plants in Georgia, USA.  Papers in Applied Geography, 1:2, 134-142.

Williams, M., S. Goodrick, A. Grundstein, and M. Shepherd, 2015: Comparison of Dew Point Temperature Estimation Methods in Southwest Georgia. Physical Geography,

Grundstein, A., C. Williams, M. Phan, and E. Cooper, 2015: Regional Heat Safety Thresholds for Athletics in the Contiguous United states.  Applied Geography, 56, 55-60.

Grundstein, A., S. Duzinski, D. Dolinak, J. Null, S. Iyer, 2014: Evaluating Infant Core Temperature Response in a Hot Car using a Heat Balance Model. Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology, 11, 13-19.

Elguindi, N., A. Grundstein, S. Bernardes, U.Turnuncoglu, J. Feddema, 2014: Assessment of CMIP5 Global Model Simulations and Climate Change Projections for the 21st Century using a modified Thornthwaite Climate Classification.  Climatic Change, 122: 523-538.

Shepherd, J.M., A. Grundstein, T. Mote, 2014: An Analysis of Regional, Spatio-temporal and Seasonal Biases in Satellite and Renanalysis Rainfall Products in the Savannah River Basin: Implications for Hydrological Modeling Applications.  Physical Geography, 35(2), 181-194

Maier, G., A. Grundstein, W. Jang, C. Li, L. Naeher, J.M. Shepherd, 2014: Assessing the Performance of a Vulnerability Index during Oppressive Heat across Georgia, U.S.  Weather, Climate and Society, 6(2), 253-263.

Grundstein, A., E. Cooper, M. Ferrara, J. Knox, 2014: The Geography of Extreme Heat Hazards for American Football Players.  Applied Geography, 46, 53-60.

Grundstein, A., N. Elguindi, M. Ferrara, E. Cooper, 2013: in Climate Research: Exceedance of Wet Bulb Globe Temperature Safety Thresholds in Sports under a Warming Climate.  Climate Research, 58, 183-191.

Elguindi, N. and A. Grundstein, 2012: An Integrated Approach to Assessing 21st Century Climate Change over the Contiguous U.S. using NARCCAP RCM outputs.  Climatic Change, 1-19, DOI: 10.1007/s10584-012-0552-z

Grundstein, A., C. Ramseyer, F. Zhao, J. Peses, P. Akers, A. Qureshi, L. Becker, J. Knox, and M. Petro, 2012:  A Retrospective Analysis of American Football Hyperthermia Deaths in the United States.  International Journal of Biometeorology, 56(1), 11-20.

Campana, P., J. Knox, A. Grundstein, J. Dowd, 2011: The 2007-2009 Drought in Athens, GA: A Climatological Analysis and an Assessment of Future Water Availability.   Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 1-12, DOI: 10.1111 ⁄ j.1752-1688.2011.00619.x

Grundstein, A., J. Null, and V. Meentemeyer, 2011:   Weather, Geography, and Vehicle-Related Hyperthermia in Children. Geographical Review 101 (3) 353-370.

Grundstein, A. and J. Dowd, 2011: Trends in Extreme Apparent Temperatures over the United States, 1949-2010. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 50(8), 1650-1653.

Grundstein, A., J. Durkee, J. Frye, T. Andersen, J. Lieberman, 2011:  A Severe Weather Laboratory Exercise for an Introductory Weather and Climate Class using Active Learning Techniques.  Journal of Geoscience Education, 59, 22-30.

Grundstein, A., J. Dowd, and V. Meentemeyer, 2010: Quantifying the Heat-Related Hazard for Children in Motor Vehicles.  Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 91(9), 1183-1191. 

Grundstein, A., T. Mote, 2010: Trends in Average Snow Depth Across the Western United States.  Physical Geography, 31(2), 172-185.

Woody, J., R. Lund, A. J. Grundstein, and T. L. Mote, 2009: A storage model approach to the assessment of snow depth trends. Water Resources Research, 45, W10426, doi:10.1029/2009WR007996.

Grundstein, A., V. Meentemeyer, and J. Dowd, 2009: Maximum Vehicle Car Temperatures under Different Meteorological Conditions. International Journal of Biometeorology, 53(3), 255-261.

Grundstein, A. and S. Ebelt Sarnat, 2009: Meteorological Mechanisms Explaining Thunderstorm-Related Asthma.  Geography Compass, 3(1), 45-63.

Grundstein, A., 2009: Evaluation of Climate Change over the Continental United States using a Moisture Index.  Climatic Change, 93(1-2), 103-115, doi: 10.1007/s10584-008-9480-3.

Giraldo, M.A, Madden, M., Grundstein, A. and Bosch, D., 2009: Land use/Land cover and soil type covariation in a heterogeneous landscape for soil moisture studies using point data. Journal of GIS science and Remote Sensing, 46, 1-24

Grundstein, A., S. Ebelt Sarnat,  M. Klein,  M. Shepherd, L. Naeher, T.  Mote, P. Tolbert, 2008: Thunderstorm-associated Asthma in Atlanta, Georgia. Thorax, 63, 659-660.

Grundstein, A., 2008: Assessing Climate Change in the Contiguous United States using a Modified Thornthwaite Climate Classification Scheme.  The Professional Geographer, 60(3), 398-412.

Doublin, J. and A. Grundstein, 2008: Warm Season Soil Moisture Deficits in the Southern United States.  Physical Geography, 29(1), 3-18.

Shepherd, J.M., A. Grundstein, and T.L. Mote, 2007:  Quantifying the Contribution of Tropical Cyclones to Extreme Rainfall along the Coastal Southeastern United States, Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L23810, doi:10.1029/2007GL031694.

Grundstein, A., Q.Q. Lu, and R. Lund, 2006:  Return Levels of Northern Great Plains Snow Water Equivalents, Journal of Applied Meteorology, 45(7), 995-1002.

Grundstein, A., P. Todhunter, and T. Mote, 2005: Snowpack control over the thermal offset of air and soil temperatures in eastern North Dakota, Geophysical Research Letters32(8), L08503, doi: 10.1029/2005GL022532.

Leathers, D.J., D. Graybeal, T. Mote, A. Grundstein, and D. Robinson, 2004: The Role of Air Mass Types and Surface Energy Fluxes in Snow Cover Ablation in the Central Appalachians. Journal of Applied Meteorology, 43, 1887-1898.

Grundstein, A.J., 2003:  A Synoptic Scale Climate Analysis of Anomalous Snow Water Equivalent over the Northern Great Plains of the United States.  International Journal of Climatology, 23, 871-886.

Grundstein, A.J., 2003:  Patterns of Seasonal Maximum Snow Water Equivalent over the Northern Great Plains of the United States using a Hybrid-Modeled Climatology.  Climate Research, 24, 119-128.

Lee, K-S, A.J. Grundstein, D.B. Wenner, M-S Choi, N-C Woo, and D-H Lee, 2003: Climate Controls on the Stable Isotopic Composition of Precipitation in Northeast Asia.  Climate Research, 23, 137-148.

Mote, T.L., A.J. Grundstein, D.J. Leathers and, D.A. Robinson, 2003: A Comparison of Modeled, Remotely Sensed and Measured Snow Water Equivalent in the Northern Great Plains. Water Resources Research, doi:10.1029/2002WR001782.

Ashley, W., T. Mote, P. Dixon, S. Trotter, J. Durkee, E. Powell, and A. Grundstein, 2003:  Distribution of Mesoscale Convective Complex Rainfall in the United States. Monthly Weather Review, 131, 3003-3017.

Roads, J., R. Lawford, E. Bainto, E. Berbery, S. Chen, B. Fekete, K. Gallo, A. Grundstein, W. Higgins, M. Kanamitsu, W. Krajewski, V. Lakshmi, D. Leathers, D. Lettenmaier, L. Luo, E. Maurer, T. Meyers, D. Miller, K. Mitchell, T. Mote, R. Pinker, T. Reichler, D. Robinson, A. Robock, J. Smith, G. Srinivasan, K. Vinnikov, T. Vonder Haar, C. Vorosmarty, S. Williams, E. Yarosh, 2003: GCIP Water and Energy Budget Synthesis (WEBS).  Journal of Geophysical Research, 18(D16), 8609, doi:10.1029/2002JD002583.

Grundstein, A.J., T. Mote, and D. Leathers, 2002:  A Hybrid Climatology of Snow Water Equivalent over the Northern Great Plains of the United States.  Polar Geography, 26(3), 187-209.

Leathers, D.J., T.L. Mote, A.J. Grundstein, D.A. Robinson, K. Felter, K. Conrad, and L. Sedywitz, 2002: Associations between Continental-scale Snow Cover Anomalies and Air Mass Frequencies across Eastern North America.  International Journal of Climatology, 22, 1473-1494.

Grundstein, A.J. and M.L. Bentley, 2001: A Growing Season Hydroclimatology, Focusing on Soil Moisture Deficits, for the Ohio Valley Area. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 2(4), 345-355.

Leathers, D.J., A.J. Grundstein, and A.W. Ellis, 2000: Growing Season Moisture Deficits across the Northeastern United States, Climate Research, 14, 43-55.

Grundstein, A.J. and D.J. Leathers, 1999: A Spatial Analysis of Synoptic Scale Weather   Patterns and Snow-Surface Energy Fluxes over the Northern Great Plains of the United States.  International Journal of Climatology, 19, 489-511.

Grundstein, A.J. and D.J. Leathers, 1998: A Case Study of the Synoptic Patterns Influencing Midwinter Snowmelt across the Northern Great Plains.  Hydrological Processes, 12(15), 2293-2305.

Grundstein, A.J. and D.J. Leathers, 1997: Factors Influencing the Variability of Midwinter Snow Depth Decrease in the Northern Great Plains of the United States.  Physical Geography, 18(5), 408-423.

Articles featuring Andrew J. Grundstein

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 10:09am

High school football players are used to scrapes and bruises, but they should also pay attention to the risk of heat stroke – especially as the climate warms.

Andrew J. Grundstein