Bohumil M. Svoma

Bohumil M. Svoma, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Atmospheric Science
  • Phone: 573-882-8680
  • Email: svomab@missouri.edu
  • Address: 302A Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building


  • Ph.D. 2011, Arizona State University, Geographical Sciences
  • B.S. 2007, Arizona State University, Mathematics
  • B.S. 2007, Geography, Climatology and Meteorology Concentration
  • Minor 2007, Arizona State University, Statistics

Research Summary

  • A major line of Svoma's research involves climate change and climate variability at the micro, meso and synoptic scales with a focus on the exchange of moisture and energy between the land surface and atmosphere. He is interested in the interdependence of scales when examining the impacts of climate drivers (e.g., large scale radiative forcing, sea surface temperature oscillations, smaller scale land use land cover change, etc.). Surface-atmosphere water and energy exchange varies considerably with land surface characteristics (e.g., agriculture type, forest type, topography, and urbanization) and his interests also lie in the spatial variability of climate variables. A variety of data sources are used in his research including, primary/secondary field data, reanalysis data, model output data and remotely sensed data.

Selected Publications

  • Maddux, S.D., T.R. Yokley., B.M. Svoma. 2016. On the non-existence of cold, wet air and implications for studies of human nasal variation. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. In press.
  • Svoma B.M. and C. Gantzer. 2016. Regional Climatological Probabilities of precipitation and temperature to increase success - reduce risk, in rain-fed cover crop management. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. In press.
  • Svoma, B. M. 2016. Difficulties in Determining Snowpack Sublimation in Complex Terrain at the Macroscale. Advances in Meteorology. vol. 2016, Article ID 9695757. doi:10.1155/2016/9695757.
  • Svoma, B.M., D. Krahenbuhl, C.E. Bush, J.W. Malloy, J.R. White, M.B. Pace, K. DeBiasse, N. Selover, R.S. Cerveny and R. C. Balling. 2013.
    Northern Hemisphere Subtropical High Pressure Belt: Trends and linkages to precipitation and drought. Physical Geography, 34 (3):174-187. doi: 10.1080/02723646.2013.820657.
  • F. Salamanca, M. Georgescu, A. Mahalov, M. Moustaoui, M. Wang, and B.M. Svoma. 2013.
    Assessing Summertime Air Conditioning Consumption with WRF in a Semiarid Urban Environment. Environmental Research Letters. 8, 9 pp., doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/3/034022
  • Svoma, B.M., and R.S. Cerveny. 2012.
    Analyzing Bias in Prominent Climatic Datasets, Progress in Physical Geography, 36 (3): 334-348, DOI: 10.1177/0309133312438084.
  • Svoma, B. M. 2011.
    El Niño-Southern Oscillation and snow level in the western United States, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres,116,D24117,doi:10.1029/2011JD016287        
  • Svoma, B. M. 2011.
    Winter climatic controls on spring snowpack density in the western United States, Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 43(1): 118-126
  • Chow, W.T.L., Svoma, B.M. 2011.
    Analyses of nocturnal temperature cooling rate response to historical local-scale urban land-use/land cover change, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 50 (9): 1872-1883. DOI: 10.1175/JAMC-D-10-05014
  • Svoma, B.M. 2011.
    Trends in snow level elevation in the mountains of central Arizona, International Journal of Climatology, 31 (1):87-94. DOI: 10.1002/joc.2062
  • Svoma B.M., K. DeBiasse, J. Nolte, B. Busby, C. Beeson, and R.S. Cerveny. 2011.
    Evaluation of the Environmental Protection Agency / National Weather Service Ultraviolet Index Forecast against independent UV measurements:  Phoenix Arizona (2000-2006), International Journal of Climatology, 31, 1368-1376 DOI : 10.1002/joc.2152.
  • Cerveny, R. S., B. M. Svoma, and R. S. Vose. 2010.
    The lunar tidal influence on inland river streamflow across the conterminous United States, Geophysical Research Letters,37: L22406 DOI:10.1029/2010GL045564.
  • Svoma, B. M., and R.C. Balling Jr. 2010.
    United States' interannual precipitation variability over the past century: is variability increasing as predicted by models?, Physical Geography, 21(4):307-318 DOI: 10.2747/0272-3646.31.4.307
  • Svoma, B. M., R.C. Balling Jr., and A.W. Ellis. 2010.
    Analysis of soil moisture trends in the Salt River watershed of central Arizona, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 102(1-2):159-169 DOI:10.1007/s00704-010-0255-1
  • Svoma, B. M., and A. Brazel. 2010.
    Urban effects on the diurnal temperature cycle in Phoenix, Arizona, Climate Research, 41(1):21-29 DOI: 10.3354/cr00831
  • Svoma, B. M. 2010.
    The influence of monsoonal gulf surges on precipitation and diurnal precipitation patterns in central Arizona, Weather and Forecasting, 25(1):281-289 DOI:10.1175/2009WAF2222299.1
  • Svoma, B. M., and R.C. Balling Jr. 2009.
    An anthropogenic signal in Phoenix, Arizona winter precipitation, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 98(3-4):315-321 DOI:10.1007/s00704-009-0121-1

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