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Paul Miller

Email: paul.miller@uga.edu
Phone: 706-542-6060
Fax: 706-542-2388
Office: Geography-Geology Building, Climatology Lab

Research Interests

Mesoscale climate processes; Hydroclimatology; Disorganized (including pulse) convection; Landscape-thunderstorm interactions; GIS applications in climate science; Severe thunderstorm impacts; High-frequency, low-impact events




  • B.A. (2012), Virginia Tech Geography
  • B.S. (2012), Virginia Tech Meteorology
  • M.S. (2014), Virginia Tech Geography
  • Ph.D. (Expected May 2017), University of Georgia Geography

Research Projects

Thunderstorm hazards in weakly sheared atmospheres
Statistical applications to hydroclimate
High-frequency, low-impact weather events

Course Instruction:
GEOG/ATSC 3120 - Weather Analysis and Lab (Fall 2016)

Of Note

Presidential Fellow, University of Georgia Graduate School

Selected Publications

Miller, P. W., and T. L. Mote, 2016: Standardizing the definition of a “pulse” thunderstorm. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. In press.

Ellis, A. W., and P. W. Miller, 2016: The emergence of lightning in severe thunderstorm prediction and the possible contributions from spatial science. Geography Compass. 10, 192–206.

Miller, P. W., A. W. Ellis, and S. Keighton, 2015: Spatial distribution of lightning associated with low-shear thunderstorm environments in the central Appalachians region. Physical Geography, 36, 127–141.

Mattingly, K. S., P. L. Seymour, and P. W. Miller, 2016. Estimates of extreme rainfall frequency in urban areas derived from spatially dense rain gauge observations. Annals of the American Association of Geographers. Revise and resubmit.

Miller, P. W., and T. L. Mote, 2016: A climatology of weakly forced and pulse thunderstorms in the Southeast United States. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. In preparation.