Jeff Masters is the co-founder and Director of Meteorology for Weather Underground, the web’s first commercial weather service, the weather provider for the Associated Press, and currently the 60th most-trafficked web site on the Internet. He has taught weather forecasting at the State University of New York at Brockport and served for four years with the Hurricane Hunters as a flight meteorologist for NOAA’s Aircraft Operations Center in Miami, Florida. His blog, Wunderblog, is one of the most widely read weather blogs worldwide.
Jeff received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan. The University of Michigan College of Engineering awarded him their 2006 Merit Award as the Alumnus of the year from their Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences Department.
Outside of Science: Jeff is active in managing a 32-acre natural area owned by his neighborhood association. He has spent hundreds of hours controlling invasive plants such as garlic mustard, glossy buckthorn, and Asian bittersweet, and planting native species to take their places.