Mary Stampone

New Hampshire State Climatologist
Earth Sciences Affiliate Faculty
Phone: (603) 862-3136
Office: Geography, Huddleston Hall Rm 102A, Durham, NH 03824
Pronouns: She/her/hers

Mary Stampone is the New Hampshire State Climatologist and an Associate Professor of Geography at the University of New Hampshire. She teaches undergraduate courses in environmental geography including courses on weather, climate, and natural hazards.

Her research interests include climate system monitoring and applied climate science with a focus on regional climate variability and change. As the New Hampshire State Climatologist, she provides New Hampshire citizens, educators, and agencies with weather and climate information in support of environmental management and planning activities.


  • Ph.D., Climate, University of Delaware
  • M.S., Geography, University of Delaware
  • B.A., Albion College

Research Interests

  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Climatology
  • Earth System Science
  • Geosciences
  • Physical Geography
  • Weather

Courses Taught

  • GEOG 473: Elements of Weather
  • GEOG 560: Natural Hazards
  • GEOG 572: Geog of Natural Environment
  • GEOG 670: Climate and Society
  • GEOG 695: Internship

Selected Publications

Hamilton, L. C., Lemcke-Stampone, M., & Grimm, C. (2018). Cold Winters Warming? Perceptions of Climate Change in the North Country. WEATHER CLIMATE AND SOCIETY, 10(4), 641-652. doi:10.1175/WCAS-D-18-0020.1

Amaral, T., Wake, C. P., Dibb, J. E., Burakowski, E. A., & Stampone, M. (2017). A simple model of snow albedo decay using observations from the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow-Albedo (CoCoRaHS-Albedo) Network. JOURNAL OF GLACIOLOGY, 63(241), 877-887. doi:10.1017/jog.2017.54

Hamilton, L. C., Hartter, J., Lemcke-Stampone, M., Moore, D. W., & Safford, T. G. (2015). Tracking Public Beliefs About Anthropogenic Climate Change.. PloS one, 10(9), e0138208. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0138208

Bernstein, E. R., Geiger, C. A., De Liberty, T. L., & Lemcke-Stampone, M. D. (2015). Antarctic sea-ice thickness and volume estimates from ice charts between 1995 and 1998. Annals of Glaciology, 56(69), 383-393. doi:10.3189/2015AoG69A763

Hamilton, L. C., & Lemcke-Stampone, M. (2014). Arctic warming and your weather: public belief in the connection. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLIMATOLOGY, 34(5), 1723-1728. doi:10.1002/joc.3796

Burakowski, E., Wake, C. P., Dibb, J. E., & Stampone, M. (2013). Putting the capital 'A' in CoCoRAHS: an experimental programme to measure albedo using the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow (CoCoRaHS) Network. HYDROLOGICAL PROCESSES, 27(21), 3024-3034. doi:10.1002/hyp.9825

Stampone, M. D., Geiger, C. A., DeLiberty, T. L., & Bernstein, E. R. (2013). Data-derived spatial-resolution errors of Antarctic sea-ice thickness. Polar Geography, 36(3), 202-220. doi:10.1080/1088937X.2012.691120

Hamilton, L. C., & Stampone, M. D. (2013). Blowin' in the Wind: Short-Term Weather and Belief in Anthropogenic Climate Change. WEATHER CLIMATE AND SOCIETY, 5(2), 112-119. doi:10.1175/WCAS-D-12-00048.1