Assistant Professor, Geography and the Environment
PhD Columbia University, 2018
climate science, climate impacts, extreme weather, agriculture, energy, infrastructure
Selected peer-reviewed publications:
Coffel, E. D., Keith, B., Lesk, C., Horton, R. M.,
Bower, E., Lee, J., Mankin, J. S. (2019). Future hot and dry years
worsen Nile Basin water scarcity despite projected precipitation
increases. Earth's Future.
Coffel, E. D., Horton, R. M., Winter,
J. M., Mankin, J. S. (2019). Nonlinear increases in extreme
temperatures paradoxically dampen extreme humid-heat increases.
Environmental Research Letters.
Coffel, E. D., Horton, R. M., De Sherbinin, A. (2017). Rapid
rise in heat stress exposure during the 21st century. Environmental
Coffel, E. D., Thompson, T. R., Horton, R. M. (2017). The
impacts of rising temperatures on aircraft takeoff performance.
Climatic Change Letters.
Coffel, E. D., Mankin, J. S. In the future there will be more rain but less water in the Nile Basin. Published in Jan. 2020 in The Conversation.
Coffel, E. D., Horton, R. M., Raymond, C. Heat and humidity are a killer combination. Published in Oct. 2018 in The New York Times.
Coffel, E. D., Horton, R. M. How hot weather -- and climate change -- affect airline flights. Published in Aug. 2017 in The Conversation.
My research uses climate models and large observational datasets
to quantify the impacts of climate change on people and the natural
ecosystems they depend on, and to better understand the physical
mechanisms leading to the intensification of impactful weather and
climate events in a warming world.