Jason Taylor

I received my B.S. in Meteorology-Climatology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and my M.S. in Applied Meteorology from Mississippi State University. Worked as a broadcast meteorologist for five years and have been producing specialized long range weather forecast privately to local farmers for the past seven years. Climate/Weather Data Analytics is a field in meteorology I aspire to work in, specifically working as consulting and/or forensic meteorologist for agriculture, aviation, energy, emergency response, insurance, legal, and weather risk planning.

My research interests involve forecasting and studying severe weather, winter precipitation and warm season rainfall. These studies analyze how the variations in global sea surface temperatures (SSTs) and atmospheric pressure patterns in surrounding oceans of the North American Continent influence weather patterns such as rainfall and severe weather. Specific patterns I investigate include: El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO), Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO), Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO), Arctic Oscillation (also known as the “Polar Vortex”) and other teleconnection patterns. Understanding the process that connects such SSTs and pressure forcings with circulation and precipitation anomalies are essential for knowing how the atmosphere behaves thus improving seasonal forecast along with risk assessment of impacts for certain extreme weather events. My research dives deep into analyzing the interrelationships between these teleconnection patterns and highlights when certain weather extremes will pose a high risk such as drought, flooding, severe weather, etc. The studies will also identify the economic impacts particularly on agriculture. 

Contact Jason at jason.taylor@ronininstitute.org