Post-doctoral Research Associate

Contact info

Geography-Geology Building, Climatology Lab
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Research Interests:

Mesoscale climate science; Disorganized (including pulse) convection; Landscape-thunderstorm interactions; GIS applications in climate science; Severe thunderstorm impacts


Ph.D. (2017), University of Georgia, Geography

M.S. (2014), Virginia Tech, Geography

B.S. (2012), Virginia Tech, Meteorology

B.A. (2012), Virginia Tech, Geography


Miller, P. (PI), T. Mote, and D. Mishra (2018). Persistent Hydrological Consequences of Hurricane Interactions with the Georgia Coastline. Georgia Sea Grant ($10,000).

Of note:

NSF Luquillo Long-term Ecological Research program

Courses Regularly Taught:
Selected Publications:

Miller, P. W., and T. L. Mote (2017): A climatology of weakly forced and pulse thunderstorms in the Southeast United States. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 56, 3017–3033.

Miller, P. W., and T. L. Mote (2017): Standardizing the definition of a “pulse” thunderstorm. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 98, 905–913.

Mote, T. L., C. A. Ramseyer, and P. W. Miller (2017): The Saharan Air Layer as an early rainfall season suppressant in the eastern Caribbean: The 2015 Puerto Rico drought event. Journal of Geophysical Research, 122, 10966–10982.

Mattingly, K. S., P. L. Seymour, and P. W. Miller (2017): Estimates of extreme rainfall frequency in urban areas derived from spatially dense rain gauge observations. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 107, 1499–1518.

Debbage, N., P. W. Miller, S. E. Poore, K. Morano, T. L. Mote, and J. M. Shepherd (2017): A climatology of atmospheric river interactions with the Southeastern United States coastline. International Journal of Climatology, 37, 4077–4091.

Miller, P. W., A. W. Black, C. A. Williams, and J. A. Knox (2016): Quantitative assessment of human wind speed overestimation. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 55, 1009–1020.