Connor Chapman is a PhD student in Geography and Climate Science and a member of the CLIM Lab. His research is focused on land-climate interactions in the Midwest U.S. Corn Belt. In particular, he is interested in how surface characteristics impact the development and frequency of convective precipitation during the warm-season.
Connor received his B.S. in Meteorology from SUNY Oneonta, where he conducted independent research on winter air mass frequencies for the northern U.S. More recently, he received his M.S. in geography from Penn State. His Master's research investigates the role of soil moisture on warm-season convective precipitation events for the Corn Belt.