- PhD, 2021, Geography, The Ohio State University
- MA, 2017, Geography, The Ohio State University
- BS, 2015, Meteorology, Western Kentucky University
- Drought Monitoring
- Soil Moisture Monitoring
- Seasonal Forecasting
Yuan, S., Quiring, S.M., and Z.T. Leasor (2021): Historical changes in soil moisture over the contiguous United States: an assessment of CMIP6. Geophysical Research Letters, 48(1), 1-9, https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL089991.
Leasor, Z.T., Quiring, S.M., and M.D. Svoboda (2020): Utilizing Objective Drought Severity Thresholds to Improve Drought Monitoring. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 59, 455-475, https://doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-19-0217.1.
Ford, T.W., Quiring, S.M., Zhao, C., Leasor, Z.T., and C. Landry (2020): Triple Collocation Evaluation of In Situ Soil Moisture Observations from 1,200+ Stations as part of the U.S. National Soil Moisture Network. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 21(11), 2537-2549, https://doi.org/10.1175/JHM-D-20-0108.1.
Tian, L., Leasor, Z.T., and S.M. Quiring (2020): Developing a new drought index: Precipitation Evapotranspiration Difference Condition Index. Climate Risk Management, 29, 1-17, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crm.2020.100238.
Leasor, Z.T., Quiring, S.M., Ford, T.W., and D.B. McRoberts (2019): Spatiotemporal variations in temperature persistence in the south-central United States. Climate Research, 77, 181-192, https://doi.org/10.3354/cr01550.