Jeff Masters

Jeff Masters writes about extreme weather and climate change for Scientific American in his blog, Eye of the Storm. In 1995, he co-founded the Weather Underground, the web’s first commercial weather service. He wrote one of the Internet’s most popular weather and climate change blogs there between 2005 and 2019. 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.

Jeff received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan, and serves on the advisory board for their Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering Department. He is also a founding board member of the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund.

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.