Ross Lazear

Studies weather forecasting, severe weather, and winter storms

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Ross Lazear

Instructional Support Specialist
College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

Weather forecasting; synoptic meteorology (midlatitude weather systems); severe weather; winter storms

Campus phone: 437-3601
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Ross Lazear teaches courses in weather analysis, forecasting, and severe and hazardous weather at UAlbany, and runs the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences' state of the art "map room", located on the third floor of the Earth Science Building. In addition, he provides forecasts for UAlbany during major weather events, and has experience observing and forecasting tornadic thunderstorms and landfalling hurricanes across the United States.

Lazear's research background is in both meso-scale and synoptic-scale meteorology, with an emphasis on North Atlantic blocking and tropical cyclone outflow. He is an active blog writer for the Times Union Weather and Climate Blog, and holds a Master's degree in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.