Picture of Dr. Skaggs Dr. Richard H. Skaggs.

Department of Geography
University of Minnesota

Richard H. Skaggs is Professor in geography and Interim Associate Dean for Academic Programs, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota.  He joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota in 1966 and has held visiting positions at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the University of Wisconsin, and University College London.  His research has centered on severe local storms, especially tornadoes; drought patterns in the United States; and climate fluctuations, especially temperature variations in eastern Minnesota in collaboration with Professor Emeritus Donald G. Baker. 

Papers on these topics have appear in the Monthly Weather Review, Journal of Applied Meteorology, Journal of Climate, International Journal of Climatology, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Professional Geographer, Climatic Change, Climate Research, Idojaras, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, and Solar Energy.

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