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Courses Taught

  • ESC 211 Introduction to Meteorology
  • ESC 314 Climatology Lab
  • ESC 415 Physical Meteorology
  • ESC 420 Radar & Satellite
  • ESC 461 Hydrometeorology


  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, Cornell University, 2011
  • M.S., Atmospheric Science, Cornell University, 2006
  • B.S., Atmospheric Science, Cornell University, 2002

Research Interests

  • I study heavy precipitation and its link to flash flooding. Iā€™m particularly interested in how heavy rainfall is organized and how atmospheric processes that produce different organizations. I also look to connect meteorology and hydrology by examining how rainfall organization is related to flash flooding patterns. I have done a little work in the past on lake effect snow, as well.
  • I have an interest in history, and I have been slowly trying to piece together the story of the Great Flood of 1935, which affected portions of the Finger Lakes and the Souther Tier regions of New York.

Recent Publications

  • Jessup, Stephen M., Stephen J. Colucci, 2013: Linking Processes with Storm Organization for Flash Floods in the Northeastern United States. (in preparation)
  • Marjerison, Rebecca, M. Todd Walter, Stephen M. Jessup, Carl Byers, Stephen Colucci, 2013: Defining watershed categories for use in predicting flash flood susceptibility under a variety of storm conditions, in revision, Journal of Hydrometeorology.
  • Li, Dan, Elie Bou-Zeid, Mary Lynn Baeck, Stephen Jessup, James A. Smith, 2013: Heavy Rainfall Modeling with WRF: A Case Study over Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area, submitted, Monthly Weather Review.
  • Yang, Long, James Smith, Mary Lynn Baeck, Elie Bou-Zeid, Stephen Jessup, Fuqiang Tian, Heping Hu, 2013: Impact of Urbanization on Heavy Convective Precipitation under Strong Large-Scale Forcing: A Case Study over the Milwaukee-Lake Michigan Region, submitted, Journal of Hydrometeorology.
  • Jessup, Stephen M., Stephen J. Colucci, 2012: Organization of flash-flood-producing precipitation in the northeast united states. Wea. Forecasting, 27, 345ā€“361.
  • Jessup, S.M., and A.T. DeGaetano, 2008: A Statistical Comparison of the Properties of Flash Flooding and Nonflooding Precipitation Events in Portions of New York and Pennsylvania. Wea. Forecasting, 23, 114ā€“130.

Last Updated 10/12/17

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