Ryan P. Shadbolt
Ryan P. ShadboltLecturer I
Climatology, Meteorology, Physical Geography, Natural Hazards
Dow Science Complex 173A

  • Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2009
  • M.A., Michigan State University, 2003
  • B.S., Central Michigan University, 2001
Teaching Areas
Physical Geography (GEO 105), Environmental Geography (GEO 120QR), Cultures of the World (GEO 121), Weather and Climate (GEO 201), Synoptic Meteorology I (MET 340), and Synoptic Meteorology II (MET 345)
Research Fields
Climatology, Meteorology, Physical Geography, Natural Hazards
​​Selected Publications
  • ​​Shadbolt RP (2012) Associating Michigan climate with low-level airflow trajectories and atmospheric teleconnections. Climate Research. 55, 135-151.
  • Walters CK, Winkler JA, Shadbolt RP, van Ravensway J, Bierly GD (2008) A long-term climatology of southerly and northerly jets for the central United States.  Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 98(3), 521-552.
  • Potter BE, Winkler JA, Wilhelm DF, Shadbolt RP, Bian X (2008) Computing the low-elevation variant of the Haines Index for fire weather forecasts.  Weather and Forecasting.  23(1), 159-167.
  • Winkler JA, Potter BE, Wilhelm DF, Shadbolt RP, Piromsopa K, Bian X (2007) Climatological and statistical characteristics of the Haines Index for North America.  International Journal of Wildland Fire, 16(2), 139-152.
  • Shadbolt RP, Waller EA, Messina JP, Winkler JA (2006) Source regions of lower-tropospheric airflow trajectories for the lower peninsula of Michigan: A 40-year air mass climatology.  Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, D21117, doi: 10.1029/2005JD006657.​