Scott Stevens

Scott Stevens

Scientific data analysis Phone: +1 828.257.3019 Email: scott@ncics.org

Biography

Mr. Stevens received his Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from the University of Oklahoma and his Master of Science degree in Atmospheric Science from Colorado State University. His master's thesis was centered around the transition from warm cloud to rain and its relationship to several meteorological variables, using data from the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement program's station on Nauru Island. Using statistical techniques, Mr. Stevens studied the correlation between these variables and the onset of rain, in the hopes of improving satellite algorithms, which detect rainfall. As an undergraduate, Mr. Stevens also completed an internship with the Oklahoma Climatological Survey, in which he investigated decadal warming trends using the Oklahoma Mesonet.

Mr. Stevens joined NCICS as a research associate on March 8, 2010.

Publications

2020

Bailey, E., M. M. Sugg, C. Fuhrmann, J. Runkle, S. E. Stevens, and M. Brown, 2020: Wearable Sensors for Personal Temperature Exposure Assessments: A Comparative Study. Environmental Research, 180, 108858. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2019.108858

Kunkel, K. E., D. R. Easterling, T. R. Karl, J. C. Biard, S. M. Champion, B. E. Gleason, K. M. Johnson, A. Li, S. Stegall, L. E. Stevens, S. E. Stevens, M. Squires, L. Sun, and X. Yin, 2020: Incorporation of the Effects of Future Anthropogenically Forced Climate Change in Intensity-Duration-Frequency Design Values: Final Report. North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies, North Carolina State University, 104 pp.

Kunkel, K. E., S. E. Stevens, L. E. Stevens, and T. R. Karl, 2020: Observed Climatological Relationships of Extreme Daily Precipitation Events with Precipitable Water and Vertical Velocity in the Contiguous United States. Geophysical Research Letters, In press, e2019GL086721. http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2019gl086721

Runkle, J.D., K.D. Michael, S.E. Stevens, and M.M. Sugg, 2021: Quasi-experimental evaluation of text-based crisis patterns in youth following Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas, 2018. Science of The Total Environment, 750, 141702. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.141702

2019

Runkle, J., C. Cui, S. Stevens, C. Fuhrmann, and M. Sugg, 2019: Evaluation of Wearable Sensors for Physiologic Monitoring of Personal Heat Exposure in Outdoor Workers in Southeastern U.S. Environment International, 129, 229–238. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2019.05.026

Schlie, E., D. Wuebbles, S. Stevens, J. Trapp, and B. Jewett, 2019: A radar-based study of severe hail outbreaks over the contiguous United States for 2000–2011. International Journal of Climatology, 39, 278-291. http://doi.org/10.1002/joc.5805.

Stevens, S. E., 2019: Trends in Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) conditions at major airports in the United States. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 58, 615-620. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-18-0301.1

Stevens, S. E., C. J. Schreck, S. Saha, J. E. Bell, and K. E. Kunkel, 2019: Precipitation and fatal motor vehicle crashes: continental analysis with high-resolution radar data. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 100, 1453–1461. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-18-0001.1

Sugg, M. M., K. D. Michael, S. E. Stevens, R. Filbin, J. Weiser, and J. D. Runkle, 2019: Crisis Text Patterns in Youth following the Release of 13 Reasons Why Season 2 and Celebrity Suicides: A Case Study of Summer 2018. Preventive Medicine Reports, 100999, In press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2019.100999

Sugg, M. M., S. S. Stevens, and J. D. Runkle, 2019: Estimating Personal Ambient Temperature in Moderately Cold Environments for Occupationally Exposed Populations. Environmental Research, 173, 497–507. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2019.03.066

2015

Hennon, C. C., K. R. Knapp, C. J. Schreck, III, S. E. Stevens, J. P. Kossin, P. W. Thorne, P. A. Hennon, M. C. Kruk, J. Rennie, J.-M. Gadéa, M. Striegl, and I. Carley, 2015: Cyclone Center: Can citizen scientists improve tropical cyclone intensity records? Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 96, 591-607. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00152.1

2013

Peng, G., H.-M. Zhang, H. P. Frank, J.-R. Bidlot, M. Higaki, S. Stevens, and W. R. Hankins, 2013: Evaluation of various surface wind products with OceanSITES buoy measurements. Weather and Forecasting, 28, 1281-1303. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/WAF-D-12-00086.1

Kunkel, K. E., L. E. Stevens, S. E. Stevens, L. Sun, E. Janssen, D. Wuebbles, J. Rennells, A. DeGaetano, and J. G. Dobson, 2013: Regional Climate Trends and Scenarios for the U.S. National Climate Assessment: Part 1. Climate of the Northeast U.S. NOAA Technical Report NESDIS 142-1. 87 pp., National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, Washington, D.C., http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/technical_reports/NOAA_NESDIS_Tech_Report_142-1-Climate_of_the_Northeast_U.S.pdf

Kunkel, K. E., L. E. Stevens, S. E. Stevens, L. Sun, E. Janssen, D. Wuebbles, K. T. Redmond, and J. G. Dobson, 2013: Regional Climate Trends and Scenarios for the U.S. National Climate Assessment: Part 6. Climate of the Northwest U.S. NOAA Technical Report NESDIS 142-6. 83 pp., National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, Washington, D.C., http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/technical_reports/NOAA_NESDIS_Tech_Report_142-6-Climate_of_the_Northwest_U.S.pdf

——, 2013: Regional Climate Trends and Scenarios for the U.S. National Climate Assessment: Part 5. Climate of the Southwest U.S. NOAA Technical Report NESDIS 142-5. 87 pp., National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, Washington, D.C., http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/technical_reports/NOAA_NESDIS_Tech_Report_142-5-Climate_of_the_Southwest_U.S.pdf

Kunkel, K. E., L. E. Stevens, S. E. Stevens, L. Sun, E. Janssen, D. Wuebbles, M. C. Kruk, D. P. Thomas, M. D. Shulski, N. Umphlett, K. G. Hubbard, K. Robbins, L. Romolo, A. Akyuz, T. Pathak, T. R. Bergantino, and J. G. Dobson, 2013: Regional Climate Trends and Scenarios for the U.S. National Climate Assessment: Part 4. Climate of the U.S. Great Plains. NOAA Technical Report NESDIS 142-4. 91 pp., National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, Washington, D.C., http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/technical_reports/NOAA_NESDIS_Tech_Report_142-4-Climate_of_the_U.S.%20Great_Plains.pdf

Kunkel, K. E., L. E. Stevens, S. E. Stevens, L. Sun, E. Janssen, D. Wuebbles, C. E. Konrad, II, C. M. Fuhrman, B. D. Keim, M. C. Kruk, A. Billet, H. Needham, M. Schafer, and J. G. Dobson, 2013: Regional Climate Trends and Scenarios for the U.S. National Climate Assessment: Part 2. Climate of the Southeast U.S. NOAA Technical Report 142-2. 103 pp., National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, Washington D.C., http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/technical_reports/NOAA_NESDIS_Tech_Report_142-2-Climate_of_the_Southeast_U.S.pdf

Kunkel, K. E., L. E. Stevens, S. E. Stevens, L. Sun, E. Janssen, D. Wuebbles, S. D. Hilberg, M. S. Timlin, L. Stoecker, N. E. Westcott, and J. G. Dobson, 2013: Regional Climate Trends and Scenarios for the U.S. National Climate Assessment: Part 3. Climate of the Midwest U.S. NOAA Technical Report NESDIS 142-3. 103 pp., National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, Washington, D.C., http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/technical_reports/NOAA_NESDIS_Tech_Report_142-3-Climate_of_the_Midwest_U.S.pdf

Kunkel, K. E., L. E. Stevens, S. E. Stevens, L. Sun, E. Janssen, D. Wuebbles, and J. G. Dobson, 2013: Regional Climate Trends and Scenarios for the U.S. National Climate Assessment: Part 9. Climate of the Contiguous United States. NOAA Technical Report NESDIS 142-9. 85 pp., National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, Washington, D.C., http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/technical_reports/NOAA_NESDIS_Tech_Report_142-9-Climate_of_the_Contiguous_United_States.pdf

2012
Stevens, S.E. , B. Nelson, C. Langston, and Y. Qi: Steps toward a CONUS-wide reanalysis with archived NEXRAD data using National Mosaic and Multisensor QPE (NMQ/Q2) algorithms. 2012, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
2011
Stevens, S.E., B. Nelson, C. Langston, and R. Boyles: National Mosaic and Multisensor QPE (NMQ/Q2) reanalysis in the Carolinas region and directions toward a Con-US wide implementation. 2011, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
 
Stevens, S.E. , B.R. Nelson, and C.L. Langston, National Mosaic and Multi-sensor QPE (NMQ) reanalysis in the southeastern United States. 2011, American Meteorological Society 19th Conference on Applied Climatology, Asheville, NC.
2009
Stevens, S., 2009: A ground-based analysis of the transition from warm cloud to rain. M.S. Thesis, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 72 pp.
2006
Stevens, S., B. Illston, and J. Basara, 2006: Analysis of surface heating trends from 1994 to 2004 using Oklahoma Mesonet data. 18th Conf. on Climate Variability and Change. Amer. Met. Soc., Atlanta, GA.

Presentations

2019

Steven, S., 2019: Careers in Data Analysis. Enka Intermediate School, Candler, NC, May 1, 2019.

Michael, M., M. M. Sugg, J. D. Runkle, and S. Stevens, 2019: Celebrity Deaths and Media Portrayals of Suicide are Temporally Related to Spikes in Crisis Text Line Conversations Nationwide. AAS Annual Conference, Portland, OR, April 22, 2019.

Steven, S., 2019: Data Analysis. Isothermal Science and Technology Expo, Isothermal Community College, Spindale, NC, April 5, 2019.

Stevens, S., 2019: Data Analysis. Boys and Girls Club of Henderson County, Hendersonville, NC, March 21, 2019.

Rennie, J. J., and S. Stevens, 2019: Careers in Meteorology (panel discussion). Asheville AMS chapter meeting, University of North Carolina at Asheville, Asheville, NC, March 7, 2019.

Stevens, S., 2019: Trends in IFR Conditions at Major Airports in the United States. American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, January 9, 2019.

2018

Stevens, S., 2018: Communicating Climate Change. Ardenwoods Retirement Community, Arden, NC, July 23, 2018.

Stevens, S., 2018: Signs of a Changing Climate. Ardenwoods Retirement Community, Arden, NC, July 9, 2018.

Stevens, S., 2018: Climate Change (panel discussion). IC Imagine Public Charter School, Asheville, NC, May 18, 2018.

Stevens, S., 2018: Careers in Data Science. Enka Intermediate School Career Day, Asheville, NC, May 8, 2018.

Stevens, S., 2018: Data Collection and Analysis. Isothermal Community College Annual Science and Technology Expo, Spindale, NC, April 20, 2018.

Stevens, S., 2018: No Wrong Path, ClimateCon Summit for Emerging Climate Leaders, Asheville, NC, March 19, 2018.

Stevens, L. E., K. E. Kunkel, and S. Stevens, 2018: The Role of Atmospheric Water Vapor in the Observed Upward Trend in Extreme Precipitation. American Meteorological Society 2018 Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, January 9, 2018.

2017

Lawrimore, J. H., D. Wuertz, M. A. Palecki, D. Kim, S. E. Stevens, R. Leeper, and B. Korzeniewski, 2017: H53Q-05: Improved Hourly and Sub-Hourly Gauge Data for Assessing Precipitation Extremes in the U.S. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA, December 15, 2017.

Stevens, S., 2017: Climate Change Effects on Cacao Harvesting and Chocolate Production (panel discussion), The Collider, Asheville, NC, October 24, 2017.

Renniee, J. and S. Stevens, 2017: How was this Made?: Making Dirty Data into Something Usable at NCEI, Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) Undergraduate Workshop, Research Triangle Park, NC, October 24, 2017.

Stevens, S., 2017: A 1-km Climatology of Subhourly Rain Rates for the Contiguous United States from NOAA’s NEXRAD Reanalysis. American Meteorological Society 23rd Conference on Applied Climatology, Asheville, NC, June 26, 2017.

Stevens, S., 2017: Meteorology as a Career. Etowah Elementary School Career Day, Etowah, NC, February 17, 2017.

Stevens, S., 2017: The Value of 150 Years of Weather Data. Imagine Collegiate Invest (charter school), Asheville, NC, February 14, 2017.

Stevens, S., 2017: NEXRAD reanalysis use in determining relationship between precipitation and traffic fatalities. NCEI seminar, Asheville, NC, February 2017.

Stevens, S., Saha, S. and Bell, J.E., 2017: The Relationship Between Precipitation and Traffic Fatalities: A High-Resolution Comparison. American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, January 22-26, 2017.

Fuhrmann, C., M. Sugg, J.D. Runkle., and S. Stevens., 2017: Personal Monitoring of Occupational Heat Exposure among Grounds Management Workers: Preliminary Results from Three University Campuses. Eighth Conference on Environment and Health, Seattle, WA, January 22–26, 2017.

2016

Rennie, J., L. Stevens, and S. Stevens, 2016: NCEI weather and climate observations, Asheville Middle School, Asheville, NC, October 11-13, 2016.

Prat, O. P., R. D. Leeper, S. E. Stevens, B. R. Nelson, D. R. Easterling, and K. E. Kunkel, 2016. Long-term quantification of extreme precipitation in relation with tropical and extra-tropical cyclonic activity over the Carolinas. Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference. Charlotte, NC, September 12-14, 2016.

Griffin, J. , J. Runkle, J., and S. Stevens, 2016: Climate and weather presentations. Brevard High School Science Club, Brevard, NC, June 12, 2016.

Stevens, S., 2016: Climate Change. East Yancey Middle School, Burnsville, NC, April 27, 2016.

Hennon, P., Rennie, J., Stevens, S., and Stone, T., 2016: presentations on climate change, Cyclone Center, and coding in climate science, NCEI Science Week event, NCEI, Asheville, April 21, 2016.

Stevens, S., 2016: The relationship between occurrence of precipitation and incidence of traffic fatalities using high-resolution NEXRAD reanalysis. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Climate and Health group. Atlanta, GA, February 16, 2016.

2015

Prat, O. P., B. R. Nelson, S. E. Stevens, E. Nickl, D.-J. Seo, B. Kim, J. Zhang, and Y. Qi, 2015: Merging radar Quantitative Precipitation Estimates (QPEs) from the high-resolution NEXRAD reanalysis over CONUS with rain-gauge observations. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 15, 2015.

Zhang, J, Y. Qi, S. E. Stevens, B. Kaney, C. Langston, K. L. Ortega, B.R. Nelson, K. Howard, and O. P. Prat, 2015: Multiple Year Reanalysis of Remotely Sensed Storms-Precipitation (MYRORSS-P). 37th AMS conference on radar meteorology, , Norman, OK, September 13-18, 2015.

Prat, O. P., B. R. Nelson, S. E. Stevens, E. Nickl, and L. Vasquez, 2015. Toward the development of an evaluation framework of climate data records for precipitation. 2015 NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) Program Annual Meeting, Asheville, NC, USA, August 3-7, 2015.

Hennon, C. C., K. R. Knapp, C. J. Schreck, J. P. Kossin, and S. E. Stevens, 2015: Cyclone Center: A crowd sourcing application of the HURSAT-B1 data record. American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, January 7, 2015.

2014

Prat, O. P., B. R. Nelson, S. E. Stevens, D.-J. Seo, and B. Kim, 2014: Long-term large-scale bias-adjusted precipitation estimates at high spatial and temporal resolution derived from the National Mosaic and Multi-sensor QPE (NMQ/Q2) precipitation reanalysis over CONUS. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 15, 2014.

Stevens, S., B. Nelson, K. Kunkel, O. Prat, and T. Karl, 2014: Relationship among high rainfall rates, atmospheric moisture, and temperature based on high-resolution radar-based precipitation estimates, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 15-19, 2014.

Hennon, C. C., K. R. Knapp, C. J. Schreck, S. E. Stevens, J. P. Kossin, P. W. Thorne, P. A. Hennon, M. C. Kruk, and J. Rennie, 2014: Cyclone Center: Using citizen science to reconcile global tropical cyclone intensity. WMO Eighth International Workshop on Tropical Cyclones (IWTC-VIII), Jeju, Korea, December 2, 2014.

Hennon, C. C., K. R. Knapp, C. J. Schreck, S. E. Stevens, J. P. Kossin, P. W. Thorne, P. A. Hennon, M. C. Kruk, and J. Rennie, 2014: Toward a homogeneous global tropical cyclone intensity record. AMS 31st Conf. on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, San Diego, CA, April 1, 2014.