Department of Atmospheric and Geological Sciences

Dr. Steven Skubis

Professor and Atmospheric Scientist

M.S. and Ph.D. degree in Atmospheric Sciences recieved from SUNY Albany.

Courses Taught:

MET 100: Meteorology
MET 210: Meteorology for Science Majors
MET 220: Meteorology for Science Majors II
MET 310: Computer Applications in Meteorology
MET 365: Tropical Meteorology
MET 401: Atmospheric Physics: Radiation and Remote Sensing
MET 402: Atmospheric Physics: Aerosol and Cloud Physics
MET 411: Dynamic Meteorology I
MET 412: Dynamic Meteorology II
MET 497:Senior Seminar

Course Web page links:

Met 100 Web Page       (password required)
Met 220 Web Page
       (password required)
Met 497 Senior Seminar

Other SUNY Oswego links:

SUNY Oswego Student Meteorology Web Page
SUNY Oswego Earth Sciences Web Page
SUNY Oswego Supported Windows Software


Hyun-Deok Choi, J. J. Pagano, Milligan, H. P. Kopke, S. Skubis, T. M. Holsen, 2010: Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) and dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDE) air concentrations in the Lake Ontario region: Trends and potential sources. Atmospheric Environment, 44, 3173-3178.

Smith, R. B., S. Skubis, J. D. Doyle, A. Broad, C. Kiemle, and H. Volkert, 2002: Mountain waves over Mt. Blanc: Influence of a stagnant layer.  Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 59, 2073-2092.

Molinari, J., D. Vollaro, S. Skubis, and M. Dickinson, 2000: Origins and mechanisms of eastern Pacific tropical cyclogenesis: A case study. Monthly Weather Review, 128, 125-139.

Molinari, J., S. Skubis, D. Vollaro, F. Alsheimer, and H. Willoughby, 1998: Potential vorticity analysis of tropical cyclone intensification. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 55, 2632-2644.

Molinari, J., D. Knight, M. Dickinson, D. Vollaro, and S. Skubis, 1997: Potential vorticity, easterly waves and eastern Pacific tropical cyclogenesis. Monthly Weather Review, 125, 2699-2708.

Molinari, J., S. Skubis, and D. Vollaro, 1995: External influences on hurricane intensity. Part III: Potential vorticity structure. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 52, 3593-3606.

Molinari, J., D. Vollaro, and S. Skubis, 1993: Application of the Eliassen model to real-data tropical cyclones.  Monthly Weather Review, 121, 2409-2419.

Molinari, J., and S. Skubis, 1988: Calculation of consistent flux and advective terms from adjusted vertical profiles of divergence. Monthly Weather Review, 116, 1829-1837.

Skubis, S., and J. Molinari, 1987: Angular momentum variation in a translating cyclone.  Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 113, 1041-1048.

Molinari, J., and S. Skubis, 1985: Evolution of the surface wind field in an intensifying tropical cyclone.  Monthly Weather Review, 42, 2865-2879.


Web sites to visit:


ADDS - Satellite
NCEP Central Operations 
TYX NWS Radar Montague, NY
BUF NWS Radar Buffalo NY
NCAR-RAP Real-Time Weather Data website
National Radar NWS
Latest weather radar images from the National Weather Service
King City, Ontario - Radar Imagery - Environment Canada
Franktown, Ontario - Radar Imagery - Environment Canada
OSGN6 NDBC - Station
NHC_Tropical Prediction Center


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