New Hampshire Has New State Climatologist

Contact: Erika Mantz
UNH Media Relations

Oct. 4, 2004

DURHAM, N.H. – After spending five years in the desert of Arizona, geographer David Brown has returned to the East Coast as the New Hampshire state climatologist and an instructor at the University of New Hampshire.

Brown grew up outside of Philadelphia and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in meteorology from Penn State University before earning his master’s and Ph.D. in geography from the University of Arizona.

“In my new role as New Hampshire state climatologist, I look forward to drawing on my personal experiences with weather and climate events in the Northeast,”. He anticipates that his research interests, which include analyzing climate variations on decadal time scales and investigating the impact of urbanization on weather patterns, will readily translate to New Hampshire and New England. He is particularly interested in the effect of climate variability on water resources, agricultural production and air quality.

Brown is recognized as the New Hampshire state climatologist by the American Association of State Climatologists and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He can be reached at (603) 862-7052 or