Department of Geography
College of Arts and Sciences
|Office:||Callcott, Room 212|
Dr. Hiscox is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography where she conducts
research in boundary layer meteorology. She received her B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering
from The University of Connecticut, her M.S. in Electrical Engineering from The Pennsylvania
State University and her Ph.D (2006). in Natural Resources from the University of
Connecticut. Her primary research interests are in the area of land-air interactions
with a special emphasis on new measurement techniques. She is a lidar specialist,
using this unique form of remote sensing to track aerosol plumes from a variety of
sources including dust, smoke and pesticide sprays. She was an international visiting
scholar at SCION – New Zealand’s Crown Research Institute of Forestry and currently
serves as PI for the upcoming SAVANT field campaign. April is has been a member of
the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Board on Atmospheric Biogeosciences and
the AMS Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology.
April also participates in outreach activities to teach meteorology to elementary
school children through high-altitude ballooning.
- Aerosol Lidar
- Land-air Interactions
- Stable Boundary Layers
More can be found at Dr. Hiscox's lab webpage.
- GEOG 104: Introduction to Physical Geography
- GEOG 202: Introduction to Weather and Climate
- GEOG 371: Air Pollution Climatology
- GEOG 571: Microclimatology
McCombs, A. G., Hiscox, A. L., Wang, C., Desai, A. R., Suyker, A. E., & Biraud, S. C. (2018). Carbon Flux Phenology from the Sky: Evaluation for Maize and Soybean. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 35(4), 877–892. https://doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-17-0004.1
Richardson, B., Strand, T. M., Thistle, H., Hiscox, A., Kimberley, M. O., & Schou, W. C. (2017). Influence of a Young Pinus radiata Canopy on Aerial Spray Drift. Transactions of the ASABE, 60(6), 1851. https://doi.org/10.13031/trans.12497 — Winner ASABE Superior Paper of the Year
Hiscox, A.L., Flecher, S., Wang, J.J., Viator, H.P., 2015. “A comparative analysis of potential impact area of common sugar cane burning methods”. Atmospheric Environment 106, 154-164.
Bagtzoglou, A. C., E. D. Kenney, A. Hiscox, and D. R. Miller, 2014: Optimization-Based Atmospheric Plume Source Identification. Environmental Forensics, 15, 147-158.
Holmen, B. A., J. Kasumba, A. Hiscox, J. Wang & D. R. Miller, 2013. “Mechanized and Natural Soil-to-Air Transfer of Trifluralin and Prometryn from a Cotton Field in Las Cruces, New Mexico.” Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 61, 9776-9783.
Granucci, D.V., M. Rudnicki, A.L. Hiscox, H-B Su, and D.R. Miller, 2013, “Quantifying the Effects of Freezing on Tree Sway Frequency,” Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 168, 10-14.