Faculty profile

Scott Steiger

Professor of Meteorology, Department Chair
Director LESPaRC


366 Shineman

Office hours

On Sabbatical Fall '22 and Spring '23

My professional interests are in anything weather, but especially in teaching about snow and thunderstorms. I get to experience both as I live in Oswego (near the snowiest place east of the Rockies - the Tug Hill) and storm chase with students in the spring in the Great Plains of the United States!


Ontario Winter Lake-effect Systems (2013-2017). The OWLeS project examines the formation mechanisms, cloud microphysics, boundary layer processes and dynamics of lake-effect systems (LeS) at unprecedented detail using X-band and S-band dual-polarization (dual-pol) radars, an aircraft instrumented with particle probes and profiling cloud radar and lidar, a mobile integrated sounding system, a network of radiosondes, and a surface network of snow characterization instruments. Learn more

Specialty areas:

  • atmospheric electricity/lightning
  • radar meteorology
  • convective storms
  • weather forecasting


See CV.


Ph.D., Texas A&M University
MS, Texas A&M University
BS, SUNY Oswego