Andrew Grundstein

Andrew Grundstein

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Andrew J. Grundstein


Phone: 706-583-0430
Fax: 706-542-2388
Office: Geog-Geol Bldg, 210 Field Street, Athens, Georgia 30602, Room 207

Research Interests

Applied Climatology, Hydroclimatology, Cryospheric Studies



Grant Support

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), 2008-2011.

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”, $5245, 2000-2001.

Consultant, The Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute, “A Growing Season Hydroclimatology, Focusing on Soil Moisture Deficits, for Kentucky and Surrounding Climate Divisions”, $6111, 1999-2000.

Selected Publications


Grundstein, A., S. Duzinski, and J. Null, 2015: Impacts of dangerous microclimate conditions within an enclosed vehicle on pediatric thermoregulation. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, DOI: 10.1007/s00704-015-1636-2.

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, DOI 10.007/s12024-014-9619-7.

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.

Grundstein, A., 2009. Evaluation of Climate Change over the Continental United States using a Moisture Index. Climatic Change, 93(1-2), 103-115.

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

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

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 Letters, 32(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.2, 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.

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.

Roads, J., R. and co-authors, 2003. GCIP Water and Energy Budget Synthesis (WEBS). Journal of Geophysical Research, 18(D16), 8609, doi:10.1029/2002JD002583.

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.

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, 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 Hyrdoclimatology, Focusing on Soil Moisture Deficits, for the Ohio Valley Area. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 2(4), 345-355.

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.

Graduate Students

Williams, Castle

Research Interests

My broad research interests include risk communication, societal impacts, injury prevention, and weather communication. My overall goal is to continue bridging the gap between the social sciences and atmospheric science fields in order to more effectively communicate weather-related risks to the general public.