Philip Chaney
Associate Professor

210 Petrie Hall
334.844.3420
chanepl@auburn.edu



Specialties:
Natural Hazards: Public awareness of tornadoes and hurricanes, preparedness, response to warnings, and land use. Water Resources: water use, public policy.



  • PhD Geography, Louisiana State University 1999
  • MA Geography, University of Arkansas 1990
  • BS Agriculture, University of Arkansas 1980
  • Professional Surveyor, State of Arkansas #1169 (1989) 



Geography of Natural Hazards, Human-Environment Interaction, Physical Geography, Global Geography.



Natural Hazards: Public policy, household preparedness and awareness of tornadoes and hurricanes, landuse planning, National Flood Insurance Program.

Water Resources: Water supply and demand, water law, water wars



Chaney, P.L., G.S. Weaver, S.A. Youngblood, and K. Pitts. In Press. Household preparedness for tornado hazards: the 2011 disaster in Macon County, Alabama. Weather, Climate, and Society.  

Chaney, P.L., J. Herbert, and A. Curtis. In Press. A climatological perspective on the 2011 Alabama tornado outbreak. Journal of Operational Meterology

Hile, R., and P.L. Chaney. 2013. Mapping social vulnerability for earthquake hazards: Salt Lake County, Utah. AU Journal of Undergraduate Research 2: 48-53. 

Boyd, C.E. and P.L. Chaney. 2013. Alabama Fish Ponds. Auburn Speaks: On Water. 114-121. 

Chaney, P.L., C.E. Boyd, and E. Polioudakis. 2012. Number, size, and distribution of small impoundments in Alabama. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 67 (2): 111-121.

Chaney, P.L. and G.S. Weaver. 2010. The vulnerability of mobile home residents in tornado disasters: the 2008 Super Tuesday tornado disaster in Macon County, Tennessee. Weather, Climate, and Society 2: 190-199.

Chaney, P.L. 2007. Storm overwash and the knickpoint effect: Northwest Florida Coast, USA. Journal of Coastal Research 23 (1): 247-254.

Chaney, P. 2005. Spatial distribution pattern of tornado touchdowns in Alabama. Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences 28: 206-215.

Silapajarn, O., Boyd, C.E., Silapajarn, K. and Chaney, P.L. 2004. Effects of channel catfish farming on water quality in Big Prairie Creek, Hale County, Alabama. Bulletin 654, April 2004, Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn University, Alabama. 51 pp.

Chaney, P.L. 2003. Tornado warning siren coverage in Lee County, Alabama: a GIS analysis case study. Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences 26: 352-360.

Chaney, P.L. 2002. A climatology of tropical cyclone activity in Alabama: 1886-1999. Journal of the Alabama Academy of Science 73 (1): 7-20.

Beck, J.M., Shaw, J.N., Chaney, P.L. and Hairston, J.E. 2002. Image rectification for recompiling and digitizing soil survey maps. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 57 (2): 95-100.

Chaney, P.L. and Stone, G.W. 1996. Soundside erosion of a nourished beach and implications for winter cold front forcing: West Ship Island, Mississippi. Shore & Beach 64 (1): 27-33.

Stahle, D.W. and Chaney, P.L. 1994. A predictive model for the location of ancient forests. Natural Areas Journal, Summer 1994: 151-158.

Last updated: 10/01/2013