Dr. Edward (Ned) Vizy is a Research Scientist Associate in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. He is an atmospheric scientist, and his work is focused primarily on understanding regional climate variability/climate change over the tropics/sub-tropics including Africa and the Americas. Dr. Vizy has over ten years experience developing and adapting high resolution regional climate system models for use in addressing climate related issues.

Dr. Vizy's current interests include understanding of how extreme weather events (i.e., droughts, heat waves, floods, hurricanes) are projected to change in the future due to global warming and assessing what impact these changes will have on society. Dr. Vizy earned his PhD in Atmospheric Science from Cornell University in 2003.

Areas of Expertise

climate dynamics, atmospheric dynamics, global climate change, paleoclimate, extreme weather events, climate system modeling, hurricanes, paleoclimate


Current Research Programs & Projects

Influence of Atlantic SST thresholds on continental climates: Development and application of a coupled atmosphere/ocean/vegetation regional climate model

Changes in intense precipitation events in West Africa and the central U.S. under global warming

Northern African monsoon systems: Basic dynamics, interannual and decadal variations ( view )Collaborative research: Climate forecasting, adaptation backcasting: Coupling human response to climate change in Malawi ( view )Climate Change and African Political Stability: Collaborative research with the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law ( view )