Professor Eric R. Snodgrass

Professor Eric R. Snodgrass
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
The science of extreme weather is one of the great triumphs of our time. And I would like everyone to understand how we got here and how to benefit from these advances in case of emergencies.

Eric R. Snodgrass is the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he also received his master’s degree. Previously, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Geography from Western Illinois University.

Each year, Professor Snodgrass guides more than 1,500 University of Illinois students through the wild side of weather in his popular course Severe and Hazardous Weather. He also teaches General Physical Meteorology, Meteorological Instrumentation, and Economics of Weather, and he advises all undergraduate majors and minors in the department, widely recognized as one of the best meteorology programs in the nation.

Professor Snodgrass’s research initiatives focus on K–12 science education as well as weather forecasting applications in financial markets. He is a cofounder of Global Weather and Climate Logistics, a private company that advises weather-sensitive financial institutions. His company merged with Agrible, a precision farm management and predictive analytics company, where he is also a cofounder and principal atmospheric scientist.

At the University of Illinois, Professor Snodgrass has received the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and the Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. In addition, his online version of Severe and Hazardous Weather was named the best online course of 2012 by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association. His current research deals with weather risk involving landfalling tropical cyclones and global agricultural yield projections.

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  1. The Science of Extreme Weather Sale

    The Science of Extreme Weather

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    No place on Earth is safe from severe storms. Tour the world’s wildest weather—and learn how to protect yourself—with a storm-chasing, prize-winning meteorologist. By delving into The Science of Extreme Weather that underlies blizzards, flash floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, heat waves, and more, you’ll come away with newfound appreciation and respect for the atmosphere’s most awe-inspiring phenomena.
  2. (Set) The Science of Extreme Weather & Skywatching Set

    (Set) The Science of Extreme Weather & Skywatching

    Taught By Multiple Professors
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    If you love the wonders of the outdoor world, don't miss this two-course set that teaches you how to look at the sky in a whole new way. You'll learn to interpret clues in the air and the significance of temperature, pressure, humidity, and wind direction and speed with The Science of Extreme Weather. Then, tour of the sky's most dazzling displays, most of which you can see even without binoculars with Skywatching:...
  3. (Set) The Science of Extreme Weather & Meteorology Set

    (Set) The Science of Extreme Weather & Meteorology

    Taught By Multiple Professors
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    When it comes to predicting the unpredictable, the best tool to arm yourself with is knowledge. Start with The Science of Extreme Weather to gain newfound appreciation and respect for the atmosphere’s most awe-inspiring phenomena. Then in Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather, you’ll explore the often surprising, always intriguing workings of the weather.
  4. (Set) The Science of Extreme Weather & The Nature of Matter Set

    (Set) The Science of Extreme Weather & The Nature of Matter

    Taught By Multiple Professors
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    What do you know about the natural world around you? This two-course set will make you an expert in the stars, planets, mountains, oceans, and atmospheres. The Science of Extreme Weather is your field guide to the worst that Earth's atmosphere can inflict. Then, with The Nature of Matter: Understanding the Physical World delve into the fundamental components of the universe.
  5. (Set) The Science of Extreme Weather & Oceanography Set

    (Set) The Science of Extreme Weather & Oceanography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
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    Examine the extreme world around you with this two-course set on the most exciting forces of nature. Start with The Science of Extreme Weather, your field guide to the worst that Earth's atmosphere can inflict. Then, join a scientific expedition to fathom the ocean's mysteries in Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness.
  6. (Set) The Science of Extreme Weather & How the Earth Works Set on sale

    (Set) The Science of Extreme Weather & How the Earth Works

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    Our world works in mysterious ways. You can solve many of those mysteries with this two-course set focused on the science behind the natural, often dramatic, occurrences of earth. Begin by learning to think like a meteorologist with The Science of Extreme Weather. Then, look at what went into making our planet-from the big bang, to the formation of the solar system, to the gradual evolution of the planet into what...