Dan Leathers serves as a Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Delaware, as Delaware State Climatologist and as a co-director of the Delaware Environmental Observing System. His major research interests include understanding the role of snow cover in the global climate system, the influence of land-surface changes (natural and human induced) on regional climates, environmental monitoring and the integration of environmental data sources, and the climate of the northeast United States. He has previously served the University as the Chair of the Department of Geography and as Deputy Dean of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment.
Kevin Brinson, Assistant State Climatologist
Office: 214 Pearson Hall
Phone: (302) 831-6906
Kevin Brinson is the Assistant State Climatologist for Delaware and works for the University of Delaware as a Systems Manager for the Delaware Environmental Observing System (DEOS) (http://www.deos.udel.edu
). Kevin received a Bachelor’s in Atmospheric Science from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and has a Master’s in Geography from the University of Delaware where he conducted research on precipitation variability. In his regular duties for DEOS, Kevin oversees the operation of a network of meteorological stations, including the support data systems for the network. DEOS is one of the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art meteorological mesonets in the United States and is believed to be the densest statewide mesonet in the United States. Kevin assists the State Climatologist in disseminating climate data and information to the businesses and citizens of Delaware, as well as providing support and meteorological expertise to public officials during weather emergencies.
Christina Callahan, DEMAC Lead Scientist, Manager
Office: 212A Pearson Hall
Phone: (302) 831-6581
Christina Callahan is the primary consultant and lead developer for the Delaware Environmental Monitoring & Analysis Center (DEMAC) and has extensive knowledge on the appropriate uses of environmental data and often collaborates with multiple agencies to build value-added applications that utilize multiple environmental monitoring platforms and data types. Mrs. Callahan has over 10 years of web design and development as well as 15 years of spatial data mapping skills.