Natalie Umphlett

Natalie Umphlett

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Title Regional Climatologist
Address 711 South Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
68583-0997
Phone 402-472-6764
FAX 402-472-2946
E-mail numphlett2@unl.edu
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Office Hours

M - F 8 am to 5 pm

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Selected Publications

Hu, Q., Tang, Z., Shulski, M., Umphlett, N., Abdel Monem, T., Uhlarik, F. (2018). An examination of Midwestern US cities preparedness for climate change and extreme hazards. Natural Hazards.
Umphlett, N. (2018). Missouri River Basin Quarterly Climate and Impacts Report - Fall.
Umphlett, N. (2018). Missouri River Basin Quarterly Climate and Impacts Report - Spring.
Umphlett, N. (2018). Missouri River Basin Quarterly Climate and Impacts Report - Winter.
Umphlett, N., Kluck, D. (2018). Missouri River Basin El Nio Impacts and Outlook Report.
Shulski, M.D., W. Baule, C. Stiles, and N. Umphlett, 2015: A Historical Perspective on Nebraska's Variable and Changing Climate. Great Plains Research 25(2), 109-120. Online
Stiles, C., Umphlett, N., Rattling Leaf, Sr., J., Shulski, M., Kluck, D., Hayes, M. J., McNutt, C. 2015. Improving Climate Resiliency in Tribal Communities: Partnering for Change in the Missouri River Basin. Water Resources IMPACT. 17(4):15-17.
Lussenden, H., Umphlett, N., Shulski, M., Ebert, D. (2014). Winter wind chill climatology for the High Plains region. Journal of Service Climatology. 7: 1-21.
Pathak, T.B., T. B. Bernadt, and N. Umphlett. 2013. Climate Masters of Nebraska: Innovative Action Based Approach towards Climate Change Education. Journal of Extension. 52.
Pytlik Zillig, L., Steffensmeier, T., Campbell Hibbs, A., Champion, B., Hunt, E., Harrington, J., Spears, J., Umphlett, N., Bruning, R., Kahl, D. (2013). Fostering Climate Change Education in the Central Great Plains: A Public Engagement Approach. International Journal of Sustainability Education, 8(1), 161-177.
Shulski, M.D., N. A. Umphlett, T.B. Pathak, and K.G. Hubbard. 2013. Climate Change: What does it mean for Nebraska? NebGuide G2208 Online

 

Selected Presentations

Data to Decisions: Utilizing Climate Data to Inform Municipal Planning in the Lower Missouri River Basin
  • Presentation Type: Dissertation Defense
  • Date: 6/14/2019
  • Abstract:

    Communities all across the U.S. face a number of challenges due to a variable and changing climate, and recent events, both climatologically and politically, have shifted climate mitigation and adaptation efforts to the local level. Although many states and cities have begun implementing plans addressing the impacts of climate change, most are focused on coastal or high population areas.

    In an attempt to better understand the current use of climate data and information at the municipal level in the Central U.S., a survey and focus group sessions were conducted with communities in the four states of the lower Missouri River Basin (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska). Results indicate that the use of climate data and information is generally low for planning efforts; however, communities could be encouraged to increase this use through the development of municipal-specific resources. A direct outcome of these results was the creation of 1) eleven customized city-specific climate reports for communities in the lower Missouri River Basin and 2) a suite of web-based tools that allows communities to explore their historic climate trends and future projections, as well as example plans that address climate-related topics from cities across the U.S. Although new, some of the resources developed through this project have already been used to support planning efforts and to better communicate the issues surrounding climate change.

Awards

SNR Program Area(s)

  • Applied Climate and Spatial Science
  • Applied Climate and Spatial Science

Affiliations (index)

Areas of Interest

  • Meteorology
  • Climatology

Currently this page only displays grants that were awarded on 1/1/2009 to the present. If a grant was awarded prior to 1/1/2009 and is still active, it will not be displayed on this page.

Grant Title High Plains Regional Climate Center (additional funding)
Starting Date 3/6/2019
Principal Investigators
Rezaul Mahmood
Co-PIs
Crystal Stiles
Natalie Umphlett
William (Bill) Sorensen
Ending Date 3/5/2020
Funding Level $562,500.00
Funding Source US Department of Commerce/NOAA

 
Grant Title NOAA High Plains Regional Climate Center (additional funding)
Starting Date 9/1/2018
Principal Investigators
Natalie Umphlett
Co-PIs
Deb Bathke
Brian Fuchs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 8/31/2019
Funding Level $211,552.00
Funding Source Department of Commerce

 
Grant Title THREDDS
Starting Date 6/1/2018
Principal Investigators
Natalie Umphlett
Ending Date 3/31/2018
Funding Level $6,219.00
Funding Source UCAR

 
Grant Title High Plains Regional Climate Center (Additional Funding)
Starting Date 3/6/2018
Principal Investigators
Natalie Umphlett
Ending Date 3/5/2019
Funding Level $140,625.00
Funding Source NOAA

 
Grant Title Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance Climate Partnership: Development of Water Resource Vulnerability Assessments to Build Tribal Resilience
Starting Date 10/1/2016
Principal Investigators
Crystal Stiles
Co-PIs
Natalie Umphlett
Ending Date 9/30/2018
Funding Level $40,000.00
Funding Source Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance

 
Grant Title Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance Climate Partnership: Development of Water Resource Vulnerability Assessments to Build Tribal Resilience Category 1
Starting Date 10/1/2016
Principal Investigators
Crystal Stiles
Co-PIs
Natalie Umphlett
Ending Date 9/30/2018
Funding Level $42,000.00
Funding Source Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance

 
Grant Title AWR: NIDIS DEWS Assistance
Starting Date 9/1/2016
Principal Investigators
Brian Fuchs
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Natalie Umphlett
Ending Date 8/31/2017
Funding Level $110,000.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title AWR: Tribal Climate Summaries
Starting Date 9/1/2016
Principal Investigators
Natalie Umphlett
Co-PIs
Crystal Stiles
Ending Date 8/31/2017
Funding Level $60,000.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title NIDIS Portal Assistance
Starting Date 9/1/2016
Principal Investigators
Brian Fuchs
Co-PIs
Deb Bathke
Mark Svoboda
Natalie Umphlett
Ending Date 8/31/2017
Funding Level $150,000.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title Increasing the Capacity for Municipal Climate Adaptation Planning in the Lower Missouri River Basin States
Starting Date 7/1/2016
Principal Investigators
Martha Shulski
Co-PIs
Tarik Abdel-Monem
Zhenghong Tang
Natalie Umphlett
Ending Date 6/30/2017
Funding Level $97,889.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title High Plains Regional Climate Center (Additional Funding)
Starting Date 8/1/2016
Principal Investigators
Natalie Umphlett
Ending Date 3/5/2017
Funding Level $335,937.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title Regional Climate Services Support in the High Plains Region (additional funding)
Starting Date 3/13/2016
Principal Investigators
Martha Shulski
Co-PIs
Natalie Umphlett
Ending Date 7/31/2016
Funding Level $244,783.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title Climate Masters of Nebraska Revised
Starting Date 1/1/2014
Principal Investigators
Tapan Pathak
Co-PIs
Tonya Bernadt
Natalie Umphlett
Ending Date 12/31/2014
Funding Level $31,847.00
Funding Source Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality

 
Grant Title Climate Masters of Nebraska
Starting Date 9/1/2011
Principal Investigators
Tapan Pathak
Co-PIs
Tonya Bernadt
Natalie Umphlett
Ending Date 8/31/2013
Funding Level $41,752.00
Funding Source Environmental Protection Agency