Daniel J Leathers


Journalists: Andrea Boyle Tippett (UD Media Relations) can assist with interview requests for this expert. 302-831-1421, aboyle@udel.edu
  • Major research interests include understanding the role of snow cover in the global climate system, the influence of land-surface changes (natural and human induced) on regional climates, environmental monitoring, environmental policy and resource management and sustainability of global systems, especially in the context of climate variation, climate change and land-surface surface changes.
  • Versed in Meteorology, Hydrology, Water Resources and Climate Change and Variation
  • Current Delaware State Climatologist.
  • Serves as co-director of the Delaware Environmental Observing System.

Curriculum Vitae:

Web Site:

Professor, Geography
Delaware State Climatologist
Co-Director, Delaware Environmental Observing System

In The News:
Early winter forecast points to lots of snow (News Journal)
Rising seas threaten Delaware coastal areas (News Journal)

UDaily Articles:
Katherine Hayhoe's lecture on the state's changing climate available online
Delaware Environmental Observing System marks 10 years as state's real-time data source
Delaware Sea Grant briefs Sen. Carper on recent research efforts
Leathers elected president of state climatologists association
Ocean Currents Lecture Series continues with talk by geography professor
UD and the state work together to mitigate coastal flooding in Delaware
State officials benefit from UD expertise on storms
EPSCoR annual meeting addresses environmental challenges

climate change, snow, environmental, meteorology, weather, climate, flooding