Faculty Profile

David M. Brommer, PhD


Associate Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator


  • Ph.D. Arizona State University
  • M.A.  Arizona State University
  • B.S.  Mississippi State University

Areas of Expertise

  • Climatology
  • Climate Change
  • Nature/Society Interaction
  • Environmental Hazards
Dr. Brommer's research interests are in precipitation variability and human‐climate interactions, and severe weather hazards. His research in precipitation variability has been published in Geophysical Research Letters, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, and Atmospheric Environment. His work on human‐climate interactions and severe weather hazards has been published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Natural Hazards, The Southeastern Geographer, and Geography Compass.

Selected Publications and Research Contributions

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  • Brommer, D.M., 2012: Reconsidering duration in assessing the character of precipitation. Accepted in Geography Compass.
  • Thompson, C., D.M. Brommer, and K. Sherman-Morris, 2012: Spatio-temporal factors affecting the decision to include pets in the hurricane evacuation process. Accepted in The Southeastern Geographer.
  • Senkbeil, J.C., D.M. Brommer, I.J. Comstock, and T. Lloyd, 2011: Hydrometeorological application of an extratropical cyclone classification scheme in the southeastern United States. Theoretical and Applied Climatology.
  • Balling, R.C., Jr., K. DiBiasse, M.B. Pace, R.S. Cerveny, and D.M. Brommer, 2011: Long-term precipitation trend as a function of isentropic variability. Atmospheric Environment, 45(32): 5822-5827.
  • Senkbeil, J.C, D.M. Brommer, and I.J. Comstock, 2011: Tropical cyclone hazards in the USA. Geography Compass, 5(8):544-563.
  • Gutter, B.F.*, and D.M. Brommer, 2011: Assessing the microclimate of Bryant-Denny Stadium. Journal of Science and Health at the University of Alabama (JOSHUA), 7.
  • Brommer, D.M., and J.C. Senkbeil, 2010: Pre-landfall evacuee perception of the meteorological hazards associated with Hurricane Gustav. Natural Hazards 55(2): 353-369.
  • Senkbeil, J.C., D.M. Brommer, P.G.Dixon, M.E. Brown, and K. Sherman-Morris, 2009: The perceived landfall location of evacuees from Hurricane Gustav:Natural Hazards, 54(1):141-158.
  • Davis, L. and D.M. Brommer, 2009: Observations of Environmental Change in Cuba. Submitted to Southeastern Geographer, 49 (1) 84-93.
  • Brommer, D.M., R.S. Cerveny, and R.C. Balling, Jr., 2007: Characteristics of long-duration precipitation events across the United States, Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L22712.


  • GE 102 - World Regional Geography
  • GE 111 - Principles of Physical Geography I:  Weather and Climate
  • GE 330 - Meteorology
  • GE 331 - Climatology
  • GE 404/504 - Environmental Hazards
  • GE 497/597 - Applied Climatology

Graduate Students

  • Paul Graham '18 (Advisor)
  • Martin Leavitt '14 (Advisor)
  • Robert Nall '14 (Committee member)