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Office: 204 Lindley Hall
Office Hours: W 9:30-12:30 or by appt.
Ph.D., Delaware (1990)
- Research Interests & Current Projects
- Courses Taught/Teaching Awards
- Publications During Last 5 Years
- Other Significant Publications
My primary interest is in understanding the human impact on the Earth's surface, and the consequences of these actions on the environment. More specifically I wish to understand anthropogenic impacts on climate, and how climate change affects the environment and society.
My current research primarily aims to simulate human impacts on the Earth's surface in large-scale climate models. I am collaborating with researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) to develop an urban model in NCAR's Community Land Model. I am also building the accompanying datasets to drive these models using satellite data, historical information on human agriculture, grazing and soil degradation, and data from future scenarios from the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
- Geog. 148/Evrn. 148: Introduction to Environmental Studies
- Geog. 321/Atmo. 321: Climate and Climate Change
- Geog. 521/Atmo. 521: Microclimatology
- Geog. 149/Evrn. 149: Introduction to Environmental Studies, Honors
- Geog. 210: Computers, Maps and Geographic Analysis
- Geog. 531: Seminar in Physical Geography: Environmental Issues
- Geog. 731: Seminar in Physical Geography: Climate Change Studies
- Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award (Dept. award while Undergrad Director), 2004
- Teaching Excellence Award from the Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Kansas, 2002
Feddema, J.J. (2007) Contributing Author, IPCC Fifth Assessment Report. Special insert on "Land-use change experiments related to climate change.” In Press.
Feddema, J.J. (2006) A Revised Thornthwaite Type Global Climate Classification. Physical Geography, 26 (6): 442-466.
Feddema, J.J., K. Oleson, G. Bonan, L.O. Mearns, L. Buja, W.M. Washington, and G. Meehl. (2005). How important is land cover change for simulating future climates? Science 310(5754): 1674-1678.
Feddema J.J., K. Oleson, G. Bonan, L. Mearns, W. Washington, G. Meehl, D. Nychka (2005). A comparison of a GCM response to historical anthropogenic land cover change and model sensitivity to uncertainty in present-day land cover representations, Climate Dynamics, 25: 581-609.
Park, S., J. J. Feddema, S. L. Egbert (2005). MODIS land surface temperature composite data and their relationships with climatic water budget factors in the central Great Plains, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 26(6): 1127-1144.
Feddema, J.J., J. Shields, O. Taylor and D. Bennett (2004): Chapter 23: Simulating the development and migration of the monarch butterfly in Monarch Butterfly Biology and Conservation. Eds, K. Oberhauser and M. Solensky. Cornell University Press. pp. 229-240.
Yu, F, K.P. Price, J. Ellis, and J.J. Feddema (2004). Monitoring the Interannual variations of the grassland boundaries bordering the Eastern edge of the Gobi desert in central Asia with time series NOAA/AVHRR data, International Journal of Remote Sensing,25(2): 327-346.
Slocum, T.A., D. Cliburn, J.J. Feddema, and J.R. Miller (2003). Evaluating the Usability of a Tool for Visualizing the Uncertainty of the Future Global Water balance. Cartography and Geography Information Science, 30(4): 299-317.
Park, S., J.J. Feddema, and S.L. Egbert. (2003). Impacts of hydrologic soil properties on drought detection with MODIS thermal data, Remote Sensing of Environment, 89(1): 53-62.
Cliburn, D., J.J. Feddema, T.A. Slocum and J.R. Miller (2002): The design and evaluation of a decision support system in a water balance application. Computers & Graphics, 26(6): 931 –949.
Feddema, J.J and S. Freire (2001): Soil degradation, global warming and climate impacts. Climate Research 17(2): 209-216.
Feddema, J.J. (1999): Future African Water Resources: Interactions Between Soil Degradation and Global Warming. Climatic Change, 42(3): 561-596.
Feddema, J.J. (1998): Estimated Impacts of Soil Degradation on the African Water Balance and Climate. Climate Research, 10(2): 127-141.
Savage, M., Brown P. and J. Feddema, (1996): The Role of Climate in a Pine Forest Regeneration Pulse in the Southwestern United States. Ecoscience, 3(3): 310-318.
Allen A.O., and J.J. Feddema (1996): Wetland Loss and Substitution by the Section 404 Permit Program in Southern California. Environmental Management, 20(2): 263-274.
Willmott, C.J. and J.J. Feddema (1992): A More Rational Climatic Moisture index. In The Professional Geographer, 44(1): 84-88.
Willmott, C.J., S.M. Robeson and J.J. Feddema (1991): Influence of Spatially Variable Instrument Networks on Climatic Averages. Geophysical Research Letters. 18(12): 2249-2251.
Feddema, J.J. and T.C. Meierding (1987): Marble Weathering and Air Pollution in Philadelphia. Atmospheric Environment, 21(1): 143‑157.
Willmott, C.J., S.G. Ackleson, R.E. Davis, J.J. Feddema, K.M. Klink, D.R. Legates, J. O'Donnell and C.M. Rowe (1985): Statistics for the Evaluation and Comparison of Models. Journal of Geophysical Research. 90(C5): 8995‑9005.