Veronica W. Griffis

Veronica W. Griffis

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Associate Professor, Water Resources Engineering

  • PhD, Civil Engineering, Cornell University
  • MS, Civil Engineering, Cornell University
  • BS, Civil Engineering, University of Vermont

Biography

Dr. Veronica Griffis is currently an associate professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Her teaching interests include
probability and statistics, stochastic hydrology, numerical methods, water resources, and risk analysis and management. Her research
interests include flood frequency analysis and the evaluation of other extreme events, uncertainty analysis, and impacts of climate
variability, climate change, and land use changes on the magnitude, frequency, and timing of flood flows. Dr. Griffis is a recent recipient
of the National Science Foundation CAREER award. She has a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Vermont, and both MS and Ph.D. degrees in
Civil Engineering from Cornell University. Dr. Griffis is currently active in the organization of the annual ASCE Environmental Water Resources Institute
Congress, chair of the ASCE task committee on Statistical Applications in Hydrology, and associate editor of the ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering.

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Teaching Interests

  • Probability and statistics
  • Stochastic hydrology
  • Numerical methods
  • Water resources
  • Risk analysis and management

Research Interests

  • Water resources
  • Uncertainty analysis
  • Flood frequency and analysis of extreme events
  • Impacts of climate and land use changes

Publications

  • Dawdy, D. R., V. W. Griffis, and V. K. Gupta (2012) Regional Flood Frequency Analysis: How We Got Here and Where We are Going. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 17(9), 953-959.
  • Stedinger, J. R. and V. W. Griffis (2011) Getting From Here to Where? Flood Frequency Analysis and Climate. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 47: 506–513. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.2011.00545.x
  • Griffis, V. W. and J. R. Stedinger (2009) The log-Pearson type 3 distribution and its application in flood frequency analysis, 3. Sample Skew and Weighted Skew Estimators. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 14(2), 209-212.
  • Stedinger, J. R. and V. W. Griffis (2008) Flood frequency analysis in the United States: Time to Update. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 13(4), 199-204. (editorial)
  • Griffis, V. W. and J. R. Stedinger (2007) The use of GLS regression in regional hydrologic analyses. Journal of Hydrology, 344(1-2), 82-95.
  • Griffis, V. W. and J. R. Stedinger (2007) The log-Pearson type 3 distribution and its application in flood frequency analysis, 2. Parameter estimation methods. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 12(5), 492-500.
  • Griffis, V. W. and J. R. Stedinger (2007) The log-Pearson type 3 distribution and its application in flood frequency analysis, 1. Distribution characteristics. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 12(5), 482-491.
  • Griffis, V. W. and J. R. Stedinger (2007) Evolution of flood frequency analysis with Bulletin 17. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 12(3), 283-297.
  • Griffis, V. W., J. R. Stedinger, and T. A. Cohn (2004) LP3 quantile estimators with regional skew information and low outlier adjustments. Water Resources Research, vol.40, W07503, doi:1029/2003WR002697.