Dr. Furtado is an Assistant Professor in the School of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma. He joined the School of Meteorology faculty in August 2015. He has a B.S. in Meteorology and a B.S. in Mathematics from Lyndon State College (2002), a M.S. in Atmospheric Sciences from Colorado State University (2004), and a Ph.D. in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences from the Georgia Institute of Technology. His Ph.D. worked focused on quantifying uncertainties in Pacific decadal climate variability and working toward a new paradigm of understanding Pacific climate using multiple modes of oceanic and atmospheric variability. Prior to working on the faculty at the University of Oklahoma, Dr. Furtado was a climate scientist and sub-seasonal weather forecaster for a private company in the Boston area. His research focuses on large-scale climate dynamics, including coupled systems (e.g., stratosphere-troposphere coupling, ocean-atmosphere coupling) on multiple timescales. His work features observations, model experiments, and working with coupled model output. He also has strong interests in applications of climate dynamics to improving sub-seasonal and seasonal forecasts.
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Matthew is a Graduate Research Assistant in the School of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma. In May of 2016, he graduated from Millersville University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s of Science in Meteorology. While there, he was a Student Researcher investigating the Nocturnal Low-Level Jet using data he gathered during the Plains Elevated Convection at Night field campaign. For his graduate research, Matthew will be examining the Madden – Julian Oscillation and its teleconnections on a subseasonal-to-seasonal timescale. His other meteorological interests include Northeast snow events, synoptic scale phenomena, and meso-scale systems. Matthew also likes spending time in the outdoors, hunting and fishing, as well as with family and friends.
Yujia You has taken interests in meteorology since high school due to the frequent hits of typhoons in the southeastern China. She came to the University of Oklahoma to study climate change and climate variability after graduating from Zhejiang University with a B.M. in Management and a second major in Atmospheric Science. When she was an undergraduate, she studied the interannual and decadal variability of the spring precipitation over China. Her current research interests focus on tropical-extratropical interaction, coupled ocean-atmosphere system and tropical meteorology, in particular the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO). Why does ENSO exhibit decadal variability? What is the relationship between the extratropical teleconnection pattern/stochastic forcing and ENSO in both interannual and decadal timescale? Yujia is using observational data, coupled model outputs, and a hierarchy of climate model setups to investigate the possible mechanisms. For her free time, Yujia also enjoy walking, biking and camping with family and friends.
Greg Jennrich is continuing his education at the University of Oklahoma as a graduate research assistant after receiving his B.S. in Meteorology in May 2017. As an undergraduate, he researched the effects of vegetation changes on the Oklahoma Mesonet wind speed measurements and the trends of cold season extratropical cyclones over the Eastern United States. For graduate research, Greg will be investigating the subseasonal-to-seasonal predictability of extreme precipitation events over the United States by identifying the precursor synoptic-scale patterns that lead up to these events. Greg has meteorological interests in extreme weather, forecasting, and societal impacts of weather/climate. When not in the classroom or in the office, Greg likes to spend his free time watching or playing sports, working out, and spending time with family and friends.
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