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Email
mercer@hpc.msstate.edu

Office
Hilbun 302A

Phone
(662) 325-3915

108 Hilbun Hall
P. O. Box 5448
Mississippi State, MS 39762-5448


Andrew Edward Mercer  

Email
mercer@hpc.msstate.edu

Office
Hilbun 302A

Phone
(662) 325-3915

108 Hilbun Hall
P. O. Box 5448
Mississippi State, MS 39762-5448
Research Interest
Dr. Andrew Mercer is a meteorologist/climatologist primary areas of research focus include statistical and artificial intelligence (AI) applications to large-scale meteorological and climatological problems. He began working as an assistant professor at Mississippi State in August 2009, and since then has published over 40 peer reviewed articles in a variety of research areas, largely stemming around statistical climatology and artificial intelligence. His research has included mountain windstorm forecasting, peak wind speed forecasts, warm-season precipitation quantification, tropical cyclone intensification, large-scale severe weather outbreaks, seasonal climatological forecasts, groundwater and precipitation patterns, climatological downscaling, and hemispheric teleconnections. His research interests continue to focus in the areas of artificial intelligence and statistics, with a secondary focus area on numerical weather prediction and applications of high-performance computing to meteorological and climatological problems. He has also co-authored a Physical Geography lab manual and taught a variety of meteorological and statistical courses for the Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State.
Hobbies
When not at work, Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, playing basketball, and working with computers. He is also a big fan of the Utah Jazz and the Oklahoma Sooners. He has done a little storm chasing while in Oklahoma and hopes to return to chase again someday.
Selected Publications Total Publications:  29 
Wiley, J., & Mercer, A. (2020). An Updated Synoptic Climatology of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario Heavy Lake-Effect Snow Events. Atmosphere. 11(8), 872. DOI:10.3390/atmos11080872. [Abstract] [Document Site]

Sankar, M. S., Dash, P., Lu, Y., Mercer, A., Turnage, G., Shoemaker, C. M., Chen, S., & Moorhead, R. J. (2020). Land Use and Land Cover Control on the Spatial Variation of Dissolved Organic Matter across 41 Lakes in Mississippi, USA. Hydrobiologia. Springer. NA(NA), 1–18. DOI:10.1007/s10750-019-04174-0. [Abstract] [Document Site]

Mercer, A., Shafer, C. M., Doswell, C. A., Richman, M. B., & Leslie, L. M. (2009). Objective Classification of Tornadic and Nontornadic Severe Weather Outbreaks. Monthly Weather Review. American Meteorological Society. 137, 4355-4368. [Document]

Shafer, C. M., Mercer, A., Doswell, C. A., & Richman, M. B. (2009). Evaluation of WRF Forecasts of Tornadic and Nontornadic Outbreaks When. Monthly Weather Review. American Meteorological Society. 137, 1250-1271. [Document]

Mercer, A., Bluestein, H. B., Richman, M. B., & Brown, J. M. (2008). Statistical Modeling of Downslope Windstorms in Boulder, Colorado. Weather and Forecasting. American Meteorological Society. 23, 1176-1194. [Document]