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Dr. Sharon E. Nicholson

Professor
Distinguished Research Professor
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1976
Meteorology
Phone: (850) 644-4022
Office: LOV306D

Dr. Nicholson has a wide range of interests that include tropical meteorology in general, land-atmosphere interactions, dynamic climatology, paleo- and historical climatology, drought and arid lands, and remote sensing. Much of her work is interdisciplinary, particularly that involving past climates. Most of it focuses on various aspects of climatic variability and change, particularly in Africa. She is currently writing a book on the climate and environment of arid and semi-arid regions.

Nicholson SE, Dezfuli AK, Klotter D. A Two-Century Precipitation Data Set for the Continent of Africa. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 2012:120306091314009.
Nicholson SE, Webster PJ. A physical basis for the interannual variability of rainfall in the Sahel. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. 2007;133(629):2065-2084.
Nicholson SE, Barcilon AI, Challa M, Baum J. Wave Activity on the Tropical Easterly Jet. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. 2007;64(7):2756-2763.
Nicholson SE, Selato JC. The influence of La Nina on African rainfall. International Journal of Climatology. 2000;20(14):1761-1776.
Nicholson SE, YIN X. Reply. Hydrological Sciences Journal. 1999;44(5):836-837.
Yin X, Nicholson SE. The water balance of Lake Victoria. Hydrological Sciences Journal. 1998;43(5):789-811.
Nicholson SE. Sub-Saharan Rainfall 1981–84. Journal of Climate and Applied Meteorology. 1985;24(12):1388-1391.
Nicholson SE. A pollution model for street-level air. Atmospheric Environment (1967). 1975;9(1):19-31.