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John Knox

John Knox

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John A. Knox

Associate Professor

Email: johnknox@uga.edu
Phone: 706-542-2118
Fax: 706-542-2388
Office: Geog-Geol Bldg, 210 Field Street, Athens, Georgia 30602, 139

Research Interests

Dynamics of weather and climate, geoscience education, atmospheric hazards, satellite remote sensing applications


Research Projects

  1. Clear-air turbulence forecasting (Wilson M.S.; with Silberberg, Ellrod and UGA students)
  2. Geoscience education research at the pre-college and college levels (Qureshi Ph.D.; with Stewart and others)
  3. Hyperthermia and its effects on athletes (Petro M.S.; with Grundstein and UGA students)
  4. Late-summer heat waves in the Southeast U.S. (Petro M.S.)
  5. Drought in the Southeast U.S. (Campana M.S.; with Grundstein and Dowd)
  6. Inertial instability and convection initiation (with Schumacher and Schultz)
  7. Non-convective high wind events (with Durkee, Frye, Fuhrmann, Lacke and UGA students)
  8. Other extreme weather events and their societal impacts (with Gill, Novlan and UGA students)

Selected Publications

Schultz, D. M., and J. A. Knox, 2006. Banded convection caused by frontogenesis in a conditionally,symmetrically, and inertially unstable environment. Monthly Weather Review, in review.

Knox, J. A., and V. L. Harvey, 2005. Global climatology of inertial instability and Rossby wave breaking in the stratosphere. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 110 (D6), D06108, DOI 10.1029/2004JD005068.

Knox, J. A. , 2003. Inertial instability. Encyclopedia of the Atmospheric Sciences, J. R.Holton, J. Curry, and J. Pyle, Eds. Academic Press, 1004-1013.

Ackerman, S. A., and J. A. Knox, 2003. Meteorology: Understanding the Atmosphere. Brooks/Cole, 486 pp.

Iacopelli, A. J., and J. A. Knox, 2001. Mesoscale dynamics of the record-breaking 10 November 1998 mid-latitude cyclone: A satellite-based case study. National Weather Digest, 25, 33-42.

Knox, J. A., 2000. L. F. Richardson's "Forecast Factory": A great idea for teaching weather forecasting. Journal of Geoscience Education, 48 (5),579-580. (Also see: http://www.giss.nasa.gov/edu/factory)

Knox, J. A., 2000. From Celsius to chaos to cyclones: Using temperature-conversion equations to introduce advanced mathematical concepts in earth science courses. Mathematical Geology, 32 (2), 203-215.

Knox, J. A., 1998. On converting potential temperature to altitude in the middle atmosphere. Eos, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, 79, 376.

Borenstein, S., J. Hansen, J. Knox, R. Miller, R., 1998. Summer forecast by the GISS SI97 model based on fixed SST anomalies. Experimental Long-Lead Forecast Bulletin,7 (2), 27-32.

Knox, J. A., and S. R. Borenstein, 1998. Unphysical descriptions of the approach to geostrophic equilibrium. Journal of Geoscience Education, 46,190-193.

Knox, J. A., 1997. Generalized nonlinear balance criteria and inertial stability. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 54, 967-985.

Knox, J. A., 1997. Possible mechanisms of clear-air turbulence in strongly anticyclonic flows. Monthly Weather Review, 125, 1251-1259.

Wilder, J., K. Beckford, S. Borenstein, L. Druyan, A., 1997. Winter forecast by the GISS SI97 model based on fixed SST anomalies. Experimental Long-Lead Forecast Bulletin, 6 (4), 2-8.

Knox, J. A., and P. J. Croft, 1997. Storytelling in the meteorology classroom. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 78, 897-906

Knox, J. A., 1996. Teaching advanced concepts with simple temperature-conversion equations. The Physics Teacher, 34, 450-453.

Knox, J. A., and S. A. Ackerman , 2005. What do introductory meteorology students want to learn? Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 86, 1431-1435. (Cover article)

Knox, J. A., and P. R. Ohmann , 2006. Iterative solutions of the gradient wind equation. Computers & Geosciences, 32, in press.

Ackerman, S. A., and J. A. Knox , 2007. Meteorology: Understanding the Atmosphere 2nd edition. Brooks/Cole, 528 pp.



Durkee, J. D., C. M. Fuhrmann, J. A. Knox, S. M. Dillingham, J. D. Frye, A. E. Stewart, and M. C. Lacke, In Review. A diagnostic study of non-convective high winds in the 12-13 November 2003 Great Lakes cylone Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society

Lacke, M. C., J. A. Knox, J. D. Frye, A. E. Stewart, J. D. Durkee, C. M. Fuhrmann, and S. M. Dillingham, 2007. A climatology of cold-season non-convective wind events in the Great Lakes region Journal of Climate