Teresa M. Bals-Elsholz

Professor of Meteorology

Chair, Department of Geography and Meteorology

Kallay-Christopher Hall, 201-E


Ph.D. – State University of New York at Albany (2001)
M.S. – Texas Tech University (1990)
B.S. – University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1987)


Dynamic and synoptic meteorology, tropical systems, Southern Hemisphere weather, CoCoRaHS

Courses Taught

  • MET 103 Introduction to Meteorology
  • MET 290 Art and Atmosphere
  • MET 291 Professional Perspectives
  • MET 319 Tropical Meteorology
  • MET 330 Meteorological Computer Applications
  • MET 372 Atmospheric Dynamics I
  • MET 373 Atmospheric Dynamics II


  • “Measurements of Differential Reflectivity in Snowstorms and Warm Season Stratiform Systems,” in Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, March 2015, Earle R. Williams, David J. Smalley, Michael F. Donovan, Robert G. Hallowell, Kenta T. Hood, Betty J. Bennett, Raquel Evaristo, Adam Stepanek, Teresa Bals-Elsholz, Jacob Cobb, Jaclyn Ritzman, Alexei Korolev, and Mengistu Wolde.
  • “The Wintertime Southern Hemisphere Split Jet: Structure, Variability, and Evolution,” in Journal of Climate, November 2001, Teresa M. Bals-Elsholz, Eyad H. Atallah, Lance F. Bosart, Thomas A. Wasula, Michael J. Cempa and Anthony R. Lupo.