Research Associate
National Center for Atmospheric Research

Office: NCAR


Ph.D. 1999 University of Nebraska

Research Interests

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


Olga Wilhelmi, PhD is a geographer with twenty years of experience working at the interface of atmospheric and social sciences and GIS. She is the Head of the GIS Program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and is a Project Scientist in NCAR’s Research Application Laboratory. Her research interests span a wide range of topics in the weather, climate, and society interactions, with the emphasis on societal risk, vulnerability and adaptive capacity to extreme weather events and climate change. Olga’s current work focuses on extreme heat and human health, coastal resilience, and the role of geovisualizations in weather risk communication.