Elwynn Taylor

Professor of Ag Meteorology
Extension Climatologist

Dr. S. Elwynn Taylor is the extension climatologist at Iowa State University, and is well known for his analysis of weather influence on the Midwest. He is widely recognized for his clear explanations of the complexities of long-term weather variability. Before moving to Iowa in 1979, he was a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Alabama. He was educated in botany at Utah State University and completed his doctoral studies at Washington University in St. Louis in 1970.

Dr. Taylor has published more than 200 articles reporting his research on the impacts of weather conditions, and his voice is well known from his regular Midwest radio broadcasts of crop-weather and other educational information. His explanations of Global Warming, Ozone Depletion, the El Niño, and other weather events and how they impact life and our economy are clear, insightful, and concise. All persons concerned with climate associated risks will benefit from Dr. Taylor’s clear and often humorous explanations.

Area of Expertise: 
Agricultural meteorology
B.S., Botany, Utah State University, 1966
Ph.D., Physical Ecology, Washington University, 1971
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