Benjamin Zaitchik

Associate Professor

214 & 222 Olin Hall
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Zaitchik’s research is directed at understanding, managing, and coping with climatic and hydrologic variability. Understanding variability requires examination of the natural processes that drive climate and surface change. Managing variability relates to our ability to control anthropogenic influences on climate and hydrology at the local, regional, and global scales. Coping with variability includes improved forecast systems and methods of risk assessment. In each of these areas of research he employs a combination of observation-both in situ and remotely sensed-and numerical modeling techniques.

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AA Scott, H Misiani, J Okoth, A Jordan, J Gohlke, G Ouma, J Arrighi, ...
Temperature and heat in informal settlements in Nairobi
PloS one 12 (11), e0187300, 2017

W Pan, B Zaitchik, F Pizzitutti, B Feingold, C Mena, C Recalde, ...

SI Soneja, JM Tielsch, SK Khatry, B Zaitchik, FC Curriero, PN Breysse
Characterizing Particulate Matter Exfiltration Estimates for Alternative Cookstoves in a Village-Like Household in Rural Nepal
Environmental Management 60 (5), 797-808, 2017

TT Zeleke, F Giorgi, GT Diro, BF Zaitchik
Trend and periodicity of drought over Ethiopia
International Journal of Climatology 37 (13), 4733-4748, 2017

D Ghatak, B Zaitchik, C Hain, M Anderson
The role of local heating in the 2015 Indian Heat Wave
Scientific Reports 7 (1), 7707, 2017

ER Kuras, M Bernhard, M Calkins, K Ebi, J Hess, K Kintziger, M Jagger, ...
Opportunities and challenges for personal heat exposure research
Environmental Health Perspectives 85001, 1, 2017

DC Wilusz, BF Zaitchik, MC Anderson, CR Hain, MT Yilmaz, ...
Monthly flooded area classification using low resolution SAR imagery in the Sudd wetland from 2007 to 2011
Remote Sensing of Environment 194, 205-218, 2017

ZA Alemu, AA Ahmed, AW Yalew, BS Birhanu, BF Zaitchik
Individual and community level factors with a significant role in determining child height-for-age Z score in East Gojjam Zone, Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia: a mul...
Archives of Public Health 75 (1), 27, 2017

S Satti, BF Zaitchik, HS Badr, T Tadesse
Enhancing Dynamical Seasonal Predictions through Objective Regionalization
Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 56 (5), 1431-1442, 2017

AM Russell, A Gnanadesikan, B Zaitchik
Are the Central Andes Mountains a Warming Hot Spot?
Journal of Climate 30 (10), 3589-3608, 2017

SM Moore, AS Azman, BF Zaitchik, ED Mintz, J Brunkard, D Legros, A Hill, ...
El Niño and the shifting geography of cholera in Africa
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114 (17), 4436-4441, 2017

S Shukla, KR Arsenault, A Getirana, SV Kumar, J Roningen, B Zaitchik, ...
Seasonal scale water deficit forecasting in Africa and the Middle East using NASA's Land Information System (LIS)
EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts 19, 11536, 2017

R Ambikapathi, M Kosek, PP Yori, MP Olortegui, B Zaitchik, GO Lee, ...
El Niño Southern Oscillation affects girls’ nutrient intakes and adequacies in the Peruvian Amazon
The FASEB Journal 31 (1 Supplement), 639.43-639.43, 2017

R Ambikapathi, M Kosek, PP Yori, MP Olortegui, B Zaitchik, GO Lee, ...
El Niño Southern Oscillation Affects Food Consumption, Intake, and Dietary Diversity In The Peruvian Amazon
The FASEB Journal 31 (1 Supplement), 455.2-455.2, 2017

AK Dezfuli, BF Zaitchik, HS Badr, J Evans, CD Peters-Lidard
The Role of Low-Level, Terrain-Induced Jets in Rainfall Variability in Tigris–Euphrates Headwaters
Journal of Hydrometeorology 18 (3), 819-835, 2017

W Nie, BF Zaitchik, G Ni, T Sun
Impacts of Anthropogenic Heat on Summertime Rainfall in Beijing
Journal of Hydrometeorology 18 (3), 693-712, 2017

T Alemneh, A Ambelu, S Bahrndorff, ST Mereta, C Pertoldi, BF Zaitchik
Modeling the impact of highland settlements on ecological disturbance of streams in Choke Mountain Catchment: Macroinvertebrate assemblages and water quality
Ecological Indicators 73, 452-459, 2017

BF Zaitchik
Madden-Julian Oscillation impacts on tropical African precipitation
Atmospheric Research 184, 88-102, 2017

AA Scott, B Zaitchik, DW Waugh, K O’Meara
Intraurban Temperature Variability in Baltimore
Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 56 (1), 159-171, 2017

J Shortridge, S Guikema, B Zaitchik
Robust decision making in data scarce contexts: addressing data and model limitations for infrastructure planning under transient climate change
Climatic Change 140 (2), 323-337, 2017