Christopher Hennon

Professor of Meteorology
Applied Aviation Sciences Department
College of Aviation

Areas of Expertise

Tropical Meteorology, Weather Forecasting, Artificial Intelligence Applications
Christopher Hennon

  • WX 301: Aviation Weather
  • WX 203L: Survey of Meteorology Lab

WX 201 (Survey of Meteorology)

WX 203L (Survey of Meteorology Lab)

WX 301 (Aviation Weather)

WX 427 (Forecasting Techniques)

Hennon, C.C., A. Coleman, and A. Hill, 2022: Short-Term Weather Forecast Skill of Artificial Neural Networks. Weather and Forecasting, 37, 1941-1951. DOI:

Phillips, C., D. Walshe, K.O. Regan, K. Strong, C.C. Hennon, K.R. Knapp, C. Murphy, and P.W. Thorne, 2018: Assessing Citizen Science Participation Skill for Altruism or University Course Credit: A Case Study
Analysis Using Cyclone Center.  Citizen Science: Theory and Practice, 3, p. 6. DOI:

Knapp, K.R., J. Matthews, J.P. Kossin, and C.C. Hennon, 2016: Identification of Tropical Cyclone Storm Types Using Crowd Sourcing.  Monthly Weather Review, 144, 3783-3798. DOI:

Hennon, C.C., K.R. Knapp, C.J. Schreck III, S.E. Stevens, J.P. Kossin, P.W. Thorne, P.A. Hennon, M.C. Kruk, J. Rennie, J-M Gadea, M. Striegl, and I. Carley, 2015: Cyclone Center: Can Citizen Scientists Improve Tropical Cyclone Intensity Records? Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 96, 591-607. DOI:

Alsweiss, S., R. Hanna, P. Laupattarakasem, W.L. Jones, C.C. Hennon, and R. Chen, 2014: A Non-MLE Approach for Satellite Scatterometer Wind Vector Retrievals in Tropical Cyclones.  Remote Sensing, 6, 4133-4148, DOI:

Hennon, C.C., P.P. Papin, C.M. Zarzar, J.R. Michael, J.A. Caudill, C.R. Douglas, W.C. Groetsema, J.H. Lacy, Z.D. Maye, J.L. Reid, M.A. Scales, M.D. Talley, and C.N. Helms, 2013: Tropical Cloud Cluster Climatology, Variability, and Genesis Productivity.  Journal of Climate, 26, 3046-3066. DOI:

Hennon, C.C., 2012: Citizen Scientists Analyzing Tropical Cyclone Intensities.  EOS, 93, No. 40, 2 October 2012, pp. 285, 287. DOI:

Hennon, C.C., C.N. Helms, K.R. Knapp, and A.R. Bowen, 2011: An Objective Algorithm for Tracking Tropical Cloud Clusters: Implications for Tropical Cyclogenesis Prediction.  Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 28, 1007-1018. DOI:

Knapp, K.R., S. Ansari, C.L. Bain, M.A. Bourassa, M.J. Dickinson, C. Funk, C.N. Helms, C.C. Hennon, C.D. Holmes, G.J. Huffman, J.P. Kossin, H-T Lee, A. Loew, and G. Magnusdottir, 2011: Globally Gridded Satellite (GridSat) Observations for Climate Studies.  Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 92, 893-907. DOI:

Laupattarakasem, P., W.L. Jones, C.C. Hennon, J.R. Allard, and A.R. Harless, 2010: Improved Hurricane Ocean Vector Winds using SeaWinds Active/Passive Retrievals.  IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 48, 1-15. DOI:

Brennan, M., C.C. Hennon, and R. Knabb, 2009: The Operational Use of QuikSCAT Ocean Vector Winds at the National Hurricane Center, Weather and Forecasting, 24, 621-645. DOI:

Adams, I.S., C.C. Hennon, W.L. Jones, and K. Ahmad, 2006: Evaluation of Hurricane Ocean Vector Winds from WindSat.  IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 44, No. 3, 656-667. DOI:

Hennon, C.C., C. Marzban, and J.S. Hobgood, 2005: Improving Tropical Cyclogenesis Statistical Model Forecasts through the Application of a Neural Network Classifier.  Weather and Forecasting, 20, 1073-1083. DOI:

Hennon, C.C., and J.S. Hobgood, 2003: Forecasting tropical cyclogenesis over the Atlantic Basin using large-scale data.  Monthly Weather Review, 131, 2927-2940. DOI:<2927:FTCOTA>2.0.CO;2

2022 -            Professor of Meteorology, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ

2020 -            Certified Consulting Meteorologist, American Meteorological Society

2017 - 2022   Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, University of North Carolina Asheville, Asheville, NC

2015 - 2022   Chair, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of North Carolina Asheville, Asheville, NC

2014 - 2019   Visiting Research Scholar, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites, North Carolina State U.

2011 - 2017   Associate Professor, University of North Carolina Asheville, Asheville, NC

2005 - 2011   Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina Asheville, Asheville, NC

2004 - 2005   Visiting Scientist, UCAR, National Hurricane Center, Miami, FL

2004 - 2005   Adjunct Faculty, Miami Dade College, Miami, FL

2003 - 2004   Post-Doctoral Fellow, UCAR, National Hurricane Center, Miami, FL

2001 - 2002   Research Assistant, Polar Meteorology Group, Byrd Polar Research Center, Columbus, OH

1996 - 1998   Meteorologist/Software Engineer, TASC, Inc., Reading, MA

1994 - 1996   Research/Teaching Assistant, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

American Meteorological Society

American Geophysical Union

Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM)

2016 - Scholarly and Creative Achievement Award, University of North Carolina Asheville

2012 - WxChallenge Forecast Competition, Faculty/Staff Champion (Miami, FL)

1994 - Student Commencement Speaker, Miami University, Oxford, OH

1991 - Chapman Scholar