School of Meteorology Professor Dr. Jason Furtado Featured in CNN Article

School of Meteorology Professor Dr. Jason Furtado Featured in CNN Article

School of Meteorology Professor Dr. Jason Furtado was featured in an article that was published by CNN, called “Climate change expected to make turbulence stronger and more frequent”. You can read the article here: http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/03/world/climate-change-and-turbulence/

Furtado talked about how the position of the jet stream could change and that could lead to more turbulence.

“The consensus of the climate models is that global climate change will cause the [average] position of the jet stream to shift closer to the poles in both hemispheres. The strength of the jet stream is also anticipated to increase, as the temperature change with latitude in the upper troposphere [which is where planes fly] increases in the future.”

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Jason Furtado is an Assistant Professor in the School of Meteorology. Jason has a B.S. in Meteorology and a B.S. in Mathematics from Lyndon State College, a M.S. in Atmospheric Sciences from Colorado State University, 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.