Dr. Chris Karmosky



Dr. Karmosky atop Mt. Evans in Colorado: Elevation 14,264 ft. (~615 millibars)


I am an Assistant Professor of Meteorology and the Meteorology Curriculum Coordinator at the University of Tennessee at Martin. UT Martin is the only school in the state of Tennessee that offers a meteorology concentration at the Bachelor of Science level. We are a growing program that has been in existence since 2010, and currently have approximately 25 students in the program. In addition to a comprehensive meteorology program that prepares students for a career in meteorology or further graduate work in the geosciences, there are many research and certification opportunities here at UT Martin that can augment a student's education. UT Martin offers a certification in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), the necessary coursework for certification as a Broadcast Meteorologist by the American Meteorological Society (AMS), and research opportunities through the University Scholars program.

While the courses I teach are a mix of 'Meteorology' and 'Geography' courses, my research interests lie at the intersection of these disciplines. Climatology, the study of long term weather patterns, is my specialty. I am interested in cold regions, specifically the Antarctic Ice Sheets, Greenland Ice Sheet, and snowfall in the Mid-Latitudes.

At UT Martin, I have taught the following courses: World Regional Geography, Physical Geography, Principles of Meteorology, Introduction to Remote Sensing, Boundary Layer Meteorology, Atmospheric Thermodynamics, Atmospheric Dynamics, and Special Topics courses in Severe Weather and Instrumentation and Climate Field Methods.

I am also faculty adviser/mentor to the UT Martin Geoclub (the social organization for geoscience majors) and the UT Martin Allies (the LGBTQ and Allies group on campus). I am also an active member of the American Geophysical Union and the American Meteorological Society, as well as Sigma Gamma Epsilon, the national honor society for the Earth Sciences, Eta Alpha chapter.

Should you have any questions regarding the meteorology program, UT Martin, or my research, I can be reached via email at ckarmosk@utm.edu

Dr. Karmosky was featured in the February, 2013 Edition of "Faces of UT Martin"