Dr. Rosana Nieto Ferreira

Associate Professor of Atmospheric Science

Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment

East Carolina University


The overarching theme of my research is the integration of observations and numerical model simulations of the atmosphere to study the dynamics, variability, and predictability of regional climate on intraseasonal-to-interannual timescales.

My current work focuses on constructing ‘A precipitation organization climatology for North Carolina’ using radar and reanalysis datasets. You can learn more about it here.

My previous research has focused on the variability and onset of the South American Monsoon, the formation of African Easterly waves, and tropical cyclone genesis. You can find out more about my research here.



PhD. Colorado State University

Atmospheric Science, 1994


Department of Geography, Planning and Environment

East Carolina University

Brewster A242

Greenville, NC 27858

252-328-0751 (voice)

252-328-6054 (fax)


Teaching Experience

GEOG1250 - The Water Planet

GEOG1300 - Weather and Climate

GEOG2350 - Climate Change : Science and Society

GEOG3230 - Global Climates

GEOG4590 - Tropical Meteorology

GEOG6590 - Advanced Tropical Meteorology

GEOG4525 - Dynamic Meteorology II

GEOG4550 - Applied Synoptic Meteorology

Academic Calendar

B. S. in Applied Atmospheric Science
(with a focus on hazards and geospatial technologies)http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cas/geog/atmospheric_science.cfm


East Carolina University has just opened a new AMS Student Chapter. Stay tuned for more information!