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Dr. Stephen Colucci


Stephen Colucci

1116 Bradfield Hall



B Sc. SUNY Albany, 1976
M Sc. SUNY Albany, 1979
Ph D. SUNY Albany, 1982


Stephen J. Colucci is a Professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. His research and teaching are in the general area of atmospheric science, with the goal of learning more and informing students about weather systems and processes.


My research concerns the dynamics of large scale midlatitude weather systems such as cyclonic storm systems and anticyclonic fair weather systems. Lately I have been interested in the role of the stratosphere in the lifecycles of these systems.

Instruction Focus

I teach advanced undergraduates and graduate students interested in atmospheric science, particularly in the processes that determine the weather. In my courses I use simple mathematical models to explain the observed structure and behavior of the atmosphere, illustrated with analyses of actual weather systems and with computational diagnoses of weather data.

Selected Publications