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In April of 2012 I defended my master of science thesis entitled Flash Flooding Across the Southern Appalachian Mountains: An Abbreviated Climatology. The first session of the defense was video recorded and can be seen below.


(Length: 29:50 mins)


Local television station WSET 13 covered the dedicaton of Radford's High Water Mark (HWM) sign at Bisset Park on October 18, 2011. This was the second HWM sign installed in the Commonwealth and the third was placed in Snowville, Virginia (not shown). A brochure for the event in Radford can be found on the Curriculum Vitae page or by clicking here. Another local television station, WDBJ-7, also covered the event; their clip can be found here:


As part of a graduate course in hydrology at BSU, I lectured a class on the basics of forecasting for flash flooding. The link below is to a PowerPoint presentation and includes audio.

-PowerPoint with Audio (63.3 MB)

-PowerPoint without Audio (9.75 MB)

-Audio File (54.0 MB)


Below is my broadcast Meteorology tape from an internship at WDBJ-DT. Most of the graphics were created by myself including the surface maps, severe weather maps, and rainfall totals. My personal thanks go to all the meteorologists and staff at the station!


In late January 2012 I presented my thesis research at the annual AMS conference held in New Orleans, LA. As part of the 26th Conference on Hydrology, my presentation covers the climatology of flash floods over the southern Appalachians.


(Length: 12:17 mins)


The following two embeded videos are of my presentation on the Documentation and Analysis of Flash Flood Prone Streams and Subwatershed Basins in Pulaski County, Virginia during the Summer Research Experience Symposium 2009. I apologize for the darkness of the videos.


Part 1 (Length: 8:36 mins)



Part 2 (Length: 6:24 mins)


While on the 2009 Virginia Tech Storm Chase I was asked to give a brief description of the equipment we use for storm chasing and forecasting. This video will explain the basic outfit.



This last video is from the 2009 storm chase as well. This was a very nice intercept of a left-moving supercell just northwest of Dallas, Texas that produced hen egg-size hail and a very low-level wall cloud, as seen in this 4x speed time-lapse.



I have a strong interest in history, especially folk history. My hometown of Snowville, Virginia and the history-process of moonshining is dispalyed in this video I created for an Appalachian Studies course at Virginia Tech.