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Jill C. Trepanier

Associate Professor
Faculty Advisor to the Geography and Anthropology Undergraduate Society


Ph.D. Florida State University, 2012
M.S. Florida State University, 2009
B.A. University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 200


Dr. Trepanier is interested in extreme climatic and weather phenomena, most specifically tropical cyclones. She uses quantitative methods (statistics) to analyze these events.

Selected Publications

(former name: Malmstadt)

J. Trepanier, H. Needham, J. Elsner and T. Jagger, 2013: Combining Surge and Wind Risk from Hurricanes Using a Copula Model: An Example from Galveston, Texas. The Professional Geographer, In Press.

S. Strazzo, J. Elsner, J. Trepanier, and K. Emanuel, 2013: Frequency, intensity, and sensitivity to sea-surface temperature of North Atlantic TCs in best-track and simulated data. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 5,

Elsner, J.B., J.C. Trepanier, S.E. Strazzo, and T.H. Jagger, 2012: Sensitivity of limiting hurricane intensity to ocean warmth. Geophysical Research Letters, 39, 6p.

Scheitlin, K.N., J.B. Elsner, S.W. Lewers, J.C. Malmstadt, and T.H. Jagger, 2011: Risk assessment of hurricane winds for Eglin Air Force Base in northwestern Florida, USA, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, DOI: 10.1007/s00704-010-0386-4.

Malmstadt, J.C., J.B. Elsner, and T.H. Jagger, 2010: Risk of strong hurricane winds to Florida cities, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 49, 2121-2132.

Courses Taught

Physical Geography of the Atmosphere
Coastal Tropical Climate


E324 Howe-Russell-Kniffen Geoscience Complex
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-6192
Fax: 225-578-4420



Jill C. Trepanier's CV