Research Associate

Office: NCAR

Affiliated Departments

National Center for Atmospheric Research

Research Interests

Climate, society & environment interactions; GIS in atmospheric sciences; methods for assessing societal risk, vulnerability & adaptive capacity to natural hazards & climate change.


Ph.D. 1999 University of Nebraska


Olga Wilhelmi is a project scientist in the Institute for the Study of Society and Environment at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado. Her research focuses on environment and society interactions; extreme weather and climate events; and the use of GIS in atmospheric sciences. She is particularly interested in combining quantitative and qualitative research methods in a GIS framework for assessing societal risk and vulnerability to extreme weather events and climate change. Olga is a principal investigator and a leader of NCAR Geographic Information Systems (GIS) strategic initiative - an interdisciplinary research effort that integrates atmospheric, environmental and social sciences through spatial analysis and interoperability of georeferenced information.