Jason Cordeira

Associate Professor of Meteorology

BS, Plymouth State University; MS, PhD, State University of New York-Albany

Office Location: Boyd Science Center Rm 315
Office Phone: (603) 535-2410
Mail Stop: MSC 48
Email: j_cordeira@plymouth.edu

Jason Cordeira teaches courses in the BS Meteorology and MS Applied Meteorology programs and maintains an externally funded research program. Prior to joining the faculty at Plymouth State, Jason held a fellowship at the NOAA Earth Systems Research Laboratory in Boulder, CO and was a research meteorologist for a weather software company, EarthRisk Technologies, in San Diego, CA.

Primary Courses
  • Weather and Climate (MTDI1200)
  • Numerical Weather Prediction (MT4400/5400)
  • Tropical Weather and Climate (MT4420/5420)
  • Mesoscale Meteorology (MT4480/5480)
  • Computer Applications in Meteorology (MT5600)
  • Graduate Thesis Research (MT5800)

Dr. Cordeira’s research group is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the State of California in collaboration with the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego. Research projects are broadly focused on the hydrometeorology of atmospheric rivers with a focus on better understanding their dynamics, their predictability, and their influence on precipitation, flooding, and water resources. Dr. Cordeira has also served in many roles as Mission Director, flight planner, and forecast lead for the CalWater and Atmospheric River Reconnaissance field campaigns that involve the NOAA Hurricane Hunters. He is also the co-Director of the NSF-funded Northeast Partnership for Atmospheric and Related Studies (NEPARS) Research Experience for Undergraduates.

Selected Recent Publications
  • Cordeira, J. M., and F. M. Ralph, 2021: A summary of GFS ensemble integrated water vapor transport forecasts and skill along the U.S. West Coast during water years 2017–2020. Wea. Forecasting, 36, 361–377.
  • Sanders*, M. C., J. M. Cordeira, and N. D. Metz, 2020: Hydrometeorological Characteristics of Ice Jams on the Pemigewasset River in Central New Hampshire. J. Hydromet., 21, 2923–2942.
  • Cordeira, J. M., J. Stock, M. Dettinger, A. Young*, J. Kalansky, and F. M. Ralph, 2019: A 142-year climatology of California Bay Area Landslides and Atmospheric Rivers. Bull. Amer. Met. Soc., 100, 1499–1510.
  • Ralph, F. M., M. Dettinger, J. J. Rutz, J. M. Cordeira, L. Schick, M. Anderson, C. Smallcomb, and D. Reynolds, 2019: A scale to characterize the strength and impacts of atmospheric rivers. Bull. Amer. Met. Soc., 100, 269–289.
  • Cordeira, J. M., M. M. Neureuter*, and L. Kelleher*, 2018: Atmospheric rivers and National Weather Service watches, warnings, and advisories issued over California 2007–2016. J. Operational Meteor. 6 (8), 87–94.
  • Hecht*, C. W., and J. M. Cordeira, 2017: Characterizing the influence of atmospheric river orientation and intensity on precipitation distributions over North Coastal California, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44.
  • Cordeira, J. M., N. D. Metz, M. E. Howarth*, and T. J. Galarneau, Jr., 2017: Multiscale upstream and in situ precursors to the elevated mixed layer and high-impact weather over the Midwest United States. Wea. Forecasting, 32, 905–923.
  • Cordeira, J. M., F. M. Ralph, A. Martin, N. Gaggini, J. R. Spackman, P. J. Neiman, J. Rutz, and R. Pierce, 2017: Forecasting atmospheric rivers during CalWater 2015. Bull. Amer. Met. Soc., 1827–1837.

* students

  • Plymouth State University Distinguished Faculty Scholarship Award (2019)
  • California Department of Water Resources Climate Science Service Award (2017)