Faculty profile

Steven Skubis

Assistant Professor-Meteorology, Department Chair


341 Shineman

Office hours

M/W/F 10:30 - 11:30 am, T/R 2:15 - 3 pm, or by appointment


Tropical meteorology, dynamic meteorology, and atmospheric physics.


  • 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.


Ph.D., SUNY Albany
MS, SUNY Albany
BS, SUNY Albany