Stephanie E. Zick

Assistant Professor

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Research Interests:

I am a tropical meteorologist who utilizes geospatial and spatiotemporal methods to better understand tropical cyclone (TC) dynamics and structure. In particular, I am interested in 1) how these storms interact with the large-scale environment and 2) the evolution of TC precipitation prior to and during landfall. To investigate the multi-scalar processes that modulate TC convective structure, I use numerical weather prediction models as well as radar- and satellite-derived observational datasets.

Classes Recently Taught:

  • GEOG 1514 Introduction to Meteorology

  • GEOG 4984/5984 Tropical Meteorology


​Zick, S. E., and C. J. Matyas, 2016: A Shape Metric Methodology for Studying the Evolving Geometries of Synoptic-Scale Precipitation in Tropical Cyclones, Annals of the American Association of Geographers, doi: 10.1080/24694452.2016.1206460.

Chen, Y., S. E. Zick, and A.R. Benjamin, 2016: A Comprehensive, Cartographic Approach to Visualization of an Evacuation Map for Hurricane Ike in Galveston County, TX.  Cartography and Geographic Information Science, doi: 10.1080/15230406.2015.1014426.

Zick, S. E., and C. J. Matyas, 2015: Tropical Cyclones in the North American Regional Reanalysis: The Impact of Satellite-derived Precipitation Over-Ocean, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 120:  8724–8742, doi: 10.1002/2015JD023722.

Zick, S. E., and C. J. Matyas, 2015: Tropical Cyclones in the North American Regional Reanalysis: An Assessment of Spatial Biases in Location, Intensity, and Structure. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 120: 1651–1669. doi: 10.1002/2014JD022417.



  • Society of Woman Geographers (SWG) Pruitt Dissertation Fellowship:  “Geometric Analysis of Moisture Budgets and Precipitation Structures in U.S. Landfalling Hurricanes.” $8749. 2015-2016.



  • Winner of Best Student Poster at the University of Florida’s 5th Water Institute Symposium. $1000. February 2016.



  • University of Florida Department of Geography Ryan Poehling Fellowship. $1500. 2015


Stephanie Zick