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Assistant Professor of Meteorology, Mississippi State University

Kim Wood is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State University specializing in tropical meteorology. She obtained her Ph.D. in atmospheric science from the University of Arizona in 2012. She has participated in two field campaigns (Tropical Cyclone Structure-2008 and Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes in 2010) as well as multiple international workshops (e.g., International Workshop on Extratropical Transition in 2012, International Workshop on Tropical Cyclones in 2018). Wood has published and presented on research that includes land impacts of tropical cyclones in the eastern North Pacific basin, extratropical transition of tropical cyclones, satellite-derived estimates of tropical cyclone genesis and intensity, and quantification of environmental factors that affect tropical cyclone behavior. She is currently pursuing research related to tropical cyclone climatology, tropical cyclone intensity and structure change, and scientific data visualization.


  • 2015–present
    Assistant professor, Mississippi State University

Professional Memberships

  • American Meteorological Society
  • American Geophysical Union