Matthew Eastin

• Associate Professor
McEniry 209
704-687-5914

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Tropical Meteorology
  • Mesoscale Meteorology
  • Hurricanes
  • Organized Severe Weather

Recent Publications

 

Eastin, M. D., *M. Baber, *A. Boucher, *S. Di Bari, *R. Hubler, *B. Stimac, and *T. Winesett. (In press): Temporal variability of the Charlotte (sub)urban heat island. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology.

 

Dudda, V. R., S. S. Pulugurtha, M. D. Eastin, C. M. Godfrey, *A. Mane, and *J. Radford. (2017). Increasing the Utilization of Weather Data for Safety Applications and Traveler Information. Final Report to the North Carolina Department of Transportation Research and Development, 84 pp.

Eastin, M. D., E. Delmelle, I. Casas, J. Wexler, and C. Self, 2014: Intra- and inter-seasonal autoregressive prediction of dengue outbreaks using local weather and regional climate for a tropical environment in Colombia. American Journal Tropical Medicine Hygiene, 91(3), 598-610.

Reasor, P. D., and M. D. Eastin, 2011: Rapidly intensifying Hurricane Guillermo (1997). Part II: Resilience in shear. Monthly Weather Review, in press (accepted in July 2011)

M. D. Eastin, T. L. Gardner, M. C. Link, and K. C. Smith, 2011: Surface cold pools in the outer rainbands of Tropical Storm Hanna (2008) near landfall. Monthly Weather Review, (In press).

Evans, J. L., E. Atallah, L. Avila, S. A. Braun, J. Callahan, J. C. L. Chan, K. Cheung, M. D. Eastin, K.A. Emanuel, J. R. Gyakum, E. A. Hendricks, J. A. Knaff, M. E. Kucas, G. M. Lackmann, M. D. Leroux, L. M. Leslie, T. Nakazawa, M. S. Peng, M. Plu, E D. Rappin, J. Schendike, B. Tang, K. Tory, B. Wang, and Y. Wang, (2010). Chapter 1.1: Environmental impacts on tropical cyclone structure and intensity change, Technical Report: Seventh International Workshop on Tropical Cyclones, 20 pp.

Eastin, M. D., (2010). Tropical cyclone landfall and inland decay experiment: Offshore intense convection module, NOAA Hurricane Research Division Annual Field Program, 85-90.

Dunion, J. P., and M. D. Eastin, (2010). Tropical cyclone African easterly wave arc-cloud module, NOAA Hurricane Research Division Annual Field Program, 91-95.

Eastin, M. D., and M. C. Link, (2009). Miniature supercells in an offshore outer rainband of Hurricane Ivan (2004). Monthly Weather Review, 137, 2081-2104.

Reasor, P. D., M. D. Eastin, and J. F. Gamache, (2009). Rapidly intensifying Hurricane Guillermo (1997). Part I: Low-wavenumber structure and evolution. Monthly Weather Review, 137, 603-631.

Baker, A. K., M. D. Parker, and M. D. Eastin, (2009). Environmental ingredients for supercells and tornadoes within Hurricane Ivan. Weather and Forecasting, 24, 223-244.

Recent Grant Awards

 

Collaborative Research: Impact of Externally and Internally Modulated Convection on Tropical Cyclone Evolution, 2007-09, with P. Reasor, D. Nolan, and F. Marks. National Science Foundation.

 

Surface Observations near Tornadic Rainbands in Landfalling Tropical Cyclones, 2007-08, UNCC Faculty Research Grant Program.

Presentations
Eastin, M.D., *M. Baber, *A. Boucher, *S. Di Bari, *R. Hubler, *B. Stimac-Spalding and *T. Winesett.  (2017). “Spatiotemporal variability in the Charlotte (North Carolina) urban heat island”, 13th Symposium on the Urban Environment, AMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, January. Pettee, W. with M.D. Eastin (2017). “A Statistical Method of Fog Forecasting in North Carolina”, 17th Annual UNC Charlotte Graduate Research Symposium, Charlotte, NC, March. *Sirbaugh, R. with M.D. Eastin (2017). “Spatiotemporal prediction modeling of dengue fever based on weather variables in Colombia South America”, 17th Annual UNC Charlotte Graduate Research Symposium, Charlotte, NC, March. Eastin, M. D., S. A. Gagné, M. Baber*, A. Boucher*, and R. Hubler*. January 14 2016. Impacts of the Charlotte (North Carolina) Urban Heat Island on local precipitation, biodiversity, human health, and energy use. American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Boucher, A. F., M. D. Eastin, and S. A. Gagné. April 1 2016. Effects of the Urban Heat Island on anurans in remnant and stormwater control ponds in the Charlotte Metropolitan Region. Association of Southeastern Biologists Annual Meeting, Concord, North Carolina, USA. Boucher, A. F., M. D. Eastin, and S. A. Gagné. April 6 2016. Effects of the Urban Heat Island on anurans in remnant and stormwater control ponds in the Charlotte Metropolitan Region. US Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology Annual Meeting, Asheville, North Carolina, USA. Pettee, W., B.I. Magi, M. Eastin, C. Davenport, T. Shirley, Testing a WRF-ARW Modeling System for Southeastern US Winter Weather, Poster Presentation, 2015 Unidata Users Workshop, June 2015. Hippensteel, S. and Eastin, M.D.  Influence of freshwater inputs on foraminiferal distributions in coastal environments from southeastern North Carolina. 2015 GSA Southeastern Section -64th Annual Meeting (19-20 March 2015), Chattanooga Tennessee, Paper No. 36-2. Pettee, W., B.I. Magi and M.D. Eastin Simulating the February 2014 North Carolina Snow Event”, 14th AMS Student Conference, Phoenix, AZ, January 2015.  Stimac, B. and M.D. Eastin “Structure an evolution of convective cells in the near-shore outer rainbands of Hurricane Rita (2005)”, 15th Annual UNC Charlotte Graduate Research Symposium, Charlotte, NC, April 2015. Eastin M.D., E. Delmelle and I. Casas. “Intra- and inter-seasonal autoregressive prediction of dengue outbreaks using local weather and regional climate for a tropical environment in Colombia”, 5th AMS Symposium on Environment and Health, Atlanta, GA, February 2014. Eastin, M.D. and C. Self. “Sounding-based prediction of supercell motions in tropical cyclones”, 31st AMS Conference on Hurricanes and tropical Meteorology, San Diego, CA, April 2014. Eastin, M.D., C. Link and B. Hays. “An updated tropical cyclone tornado parameter for use in situational awareness forecasting”, 31st AMS Conference on Hurricanes and tropical Meteorology, San Diego, CA, April 2014. Eastin, M.D., E. Delmelle and I. Casas. (Invited) “Recent advances in the geospatial prediction of dengue fever outbreaks across Colombia”, Symposium on Weather, Climate and Health, Boulder CO, October 2014. Eastin, M.D. “Results from a national survey of graduate student stipends across the geosciences”, 19th Biennial Joint AMS/AGU Heads and Chairs Meeting, Boulder CO, October 2014. Eastin, M., E. Delmelle and I. Casas “Intra- and inter-seasonal autoregressive prediction of dengue outbreaks using local weather and regional climate for a tropical environment in Colombia”, SEDAAG Annual Meeting, Roanoke, VA, November 2013. Self, C. and M. Eastin “Climatology of tornadic and non-tornadic cell motions in tropical cyclones”, 12th Annual AMS Student Conference, Austin, TX, January 2013. Picard, A. and M. Eastin “Analysis of miniature supercells observed in the outer rainbands of Hurricane Gustav (2008)”, Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, November 2013. Eastin, M. and C. Self. “Sounding-based prediction of supercell motions in tropical cyclones”, SEDAAG Annual Meeting, Roanoke, VA, November 2013. B. Hays and M.D. Eastin 2012. Offshore Environmental Differences between Tornadic and Non-Tornadic Tropical Cyclones, 11th Annual AMS Student Conference, New Orleans, LA, January, 2012. Self, C., A. Crowder and M. Eastin 2012. Climatology of tornadic and non-tornadic cell motions in tropical cyclones”, 11th Annual AMS Student Conference, New Orleans, LA, January 2012. M.D. Eastin and P. Reasor. 2012 Evolution of mass transport between the eye and eyewall of Hurricane Guillermo (1997)”, 30th AMS Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology Conference, Jacksonville, FL, April 2012. M.D. Eastin, B. Hays and C. Link. 2012. Discriminating between tornadic and non-tornadic soundings in tropical cyclones”, 30th AMS Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology Conference, Jacksonville, FL, April 2012. M.D. Eastin, B. Hayes and C. Link. 2012. A tropical cyclone tornado parameter (TCTP) for use in situational awareness forecasting”, 26th AMS Conference on Severe Local Storms, Nashville, TN, November 2012. K. Smith and M.D. Eastin 2012. Observations of inner-core moisture evolution during periods of pre-rapid intensification”, 30th AMS Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology Conference, Jacksonville, FL, April 2012.