Jeffrey Masters, Ph.D.
Jeff Masters grew up in suburban Detroit, and attended the University of Michigan, where he received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Meteorology in 1982 and 1983, respectively.
In 1986, he took a position teaching weather forecasting to undergraduates at SUNY Brockport, then later that year moved to Miami to join the Hurricane Hunters as a flight meteorologist for NOAA's Aircraft Operations Center. You can see him on the 1988 PBS documentary NOVA show titled "Hurricane!", flying into Hurricane Gilbert.
After four years of flying through the most extraordinary weather on the planet, and nearly getting killed flying into Hurricane Hugo, Jeff left the Hurricane Hunters in 1990 to pursue a Ph.D. degree in air pollution meteorology from the University of Michigan. His 1997 Ph.D. dissertation was titled "Vertical Transport of Carbon Monoxide by Wintertime Mid-latitude Cyclones." While working on his Ph.D., he co-founded The Weather Underground, Inc. in 1995.
Jeff currently lives in Michigan with his wife and daughter. He enjoys hiking, windsurfing, ultimate frisbee, and meditation. He highly recommends a visit to his favorite place, Havasu Canyon in the Grand Canyon.