Teaching and Research Website for
Booth Weather/Climate Group


Booth Weather/Climate is a teaching and research group at the City College of New York in New York City. Our work focuses on atmospheric dynamics and thermodynamics in the midlatitudes. Currently, he has active projects focused on extratropical cyclone hazards, (e.g., storm surge, wind storms, and flooding); the skills of climate models in generating extratropical cyclones; midlatitude precipitation; and cloud dynamics and microphysics in extratropical cyclones.

Research Team: Jimmy Booth (5th year at CCNY); Faycal Lamraoui (Postdoctoral Research Fellow); Mark Dempsey (PhD student); Katie Towey (PhD student); Veeshan Narinesingh (PhD student); Rafael Uryayev (Masters student); Jeyavinoth Jeyaratnam (Research Technician and PhD student advised by Johnny Luo)


Active Funded Projects
Metrics For General Circulation Model Biases In Extratropical Cyclone Clouds And Precipitation: Evaluating Their Skill And Identifying Processes To Be Improved
Funded by: NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, in support of the Modeling, Analysis, Predictions and Projections (MAPP) Program.

Analysis of Global Precipitation Measurement observations to improve our understanding of midlatitude precipitation: a process-oriented study of extratropical cyclones
Funded by: NASA in support of the Precipitation Measurement Missions

Characterization of Oceanic Post-Cold Frontal Clouds and their Model Representation
Funded by: Department of Energy Climate and Environmental Sciences Division, in support of the Atmospheric Systems Research program

Please email me if you need a copy of any of these papers.

Booth, J. F. , C. M. Naud, J. Willison, 2018:Evaluation of Extratropical Cyclone Precipitation in the North Atlantic Basin: An analysis of ERA-Interim, WRF, and two CMIP5 models. J. Climate, accepted

Booth, J. F. , E. Dunn-Sigouin, S. Pfahl, 2017: The relationship between extratropical cyclone steering and blocking along the North American East Coast. Geophysical Research Letters, 44. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017GL075941.

Shimkus, C., M. Ting, J. F. Booth, S. B. Adamo, M. Madajewicz, Y. Kushnir, H. E. Rieder 2017: Winter storm intensity, hazards and property losses in the New York tri-state area. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences Jul;1400(1):65-80.

Hall, T. J. F. Booth, 2017: SynthETC: A Statistical Model for Severe Winter Storm Hazard on Eastern North America. Journal of Climate, 30:14, 5329-5343.

Booth, J. F., Y.-K. Kwon, S. Ko, J. Small, R. Madsek, 2017: Spatial Patterns and Intensity of the Surface Storm Tracks in CMIP5 Models. Journal of Climate, 30, 4965–4981.

Hamidi. A., N. Devineni, J. F. Booth, A. Hosten, R. R. Ferraro, R. Khanbilvardi, 2017: Classifying Urban Rainfall Extremes using Weather Radar Data: An Application to Greater New York Area, J. Hydrometeor. DOI: 10.1175/JHM-D-16-0193.1

Booth, J. F., H. Reider, Y. Kushnir, 2016: Comparing hurricane and extratropical storm surge for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Coast of the United States for 1979-2013. Envir. Res. Lett. accepted.

Naud, C. M., J. F. Booth, A. D. Del Genio, 2016: The relationship between boundary layer stability and cloud cover in the post-cold frontal region. J. Climate. accepted.

Tedesco, M., T. Mote, X. Fettweis, E. Hanna, J. Jeyaratnam, J. F. Booth , R. Datta, and K. Briggs, 2016: Arctic cut-off high drives the poleward shift of a new Greenland melting record. Nat. Comm. 7, 11723.

Booth , J. F., H. Reider, D. E. Lee, Y. Kushnir, 2015: The paths of extratropical cyclones associated with wintertime high wind events in the Northeast United States. Journal of Applied Meterol. and Clim. 54, 1871-1885.

Colle, B. A., J. F. Booth , E. K. M. Chang, 2015: A review of historical and future changes of extratropical cyclones and associated impacts along the U.S. east coast. Current Climate Change Reports. Current Climate Change Reports 1, 125-143.

Booth , J. F., L. Polvani, P. O’Gorman, and S. Wang, 2015: Effective Stability in a Moist Baroclinic Wave, Atmospheric Science Letters, 16: 56–62. doi: 10.1002/asl2.520.

Naud, C. M., J. F. Booth , A. D. Del Genio, 2014: Evaluation of ERA-interim and MERRA Cloudiness in the Southern Oceans. J. Climate. 27, 2109-2124.

Booth , J. F., C. Naud, A. D. Del Genio, 2013: Diagnosing warm frontal cloud formation in a GCM: A novel approach using conditional subsetting. Journal of Climate, 26, 5827-5845.

Naud, C. M., J. F. Booth , D. J. Posselt, S. C. van der Heever, 2013: Multiple satellite observations of cloud cover in extratropical cyclones. J. Geophys. Res., 118, 9982–9996.

Booth , J. F., S. Wang, L. M. Polvani, 2013: Midlatitude storms in a moister world: lessons from idealized baroclinic life cycle experiments. Climate Dynamics, 41, 787 – 802, 10.1007/s00382-012-1472-3.

Booth , J. F., L. Thompson, J. Patoux, and K. A. Kelly, 2012: Sensitivity of midlatitude storm intensification to perturbations in the sea surface temperature near the Gulf Stream. Monthly Weather Review, 140, 1241–1256, 2012.

Booth , J. F., L. Thompson, J. Patoux, K. A. Kelly, S. Dickinson, 2010: The signature of the midlatitude tropospheric storm tracks in the surface winds. Journal of Climate. 23, 1160-1174.

Booth J. and I. Kamenkovich, 2008: Isolating the role of mesoscale eddies in mixing of a passive tracer in an eddy resolving model. Journal of Geophysical Research. 113, C05021, doi:10.1029/2007JC004510.

Research Examples and Highlights


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Current Course(s)
Winter 2018: Introduction to Scientific Computing
co-listed as: EAS B9039, for graduate students at CCNY

Previous Course(s)
Fall 2017: EAS 309 Fundamentals of Atmospheric Sciences
co-listed as: EAS B3090, for graduate students at CCNY
also co-listed as: EES 79903, for students at the CUNY Graduate Center

* SPRING 2017: EAS 300/B9017 Earth and Environmental Sciences Seminar *
MEETING TIME: 12:45-1:45 Fri., Marshak room 107
* SPRING 2017: EAS 472 Environmental Research Projects *
MEETING TIME: 9:00-12:20 Fri., Marshak room 107

Fall 2016: EAS 309 Fundamentals of Atmospheric Sciences
Spring 2016: EAS 328 Natural Enviromental Hazards
Spring 2015: EAS 4880 Climate and Climate Change
Fall 2015: EAS 309 Fundamentals of Atmospheric Sciences

About Me


In addition to being faculty at CCNY, I am:
- faculty in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department at the Graduate Center of City University of New York.
- an affiliated scientist in the CUNY/NOAA Cooperative Remote Sensing and Technology Center (CREST).
- an affiliated scientist at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS)

2012-2013    Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University
2010-2012    NASA Postdoctoral Fellow
NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) &,
Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics,
Columbia University New York, NY.
2003-2010    University of Washington
Doctor of Philosophy, Atmospheric Sciences
Masters of Atmospheric Sciences
2000-2003    University of Kentucky
Masters of Applied Mathematics
1996-2000    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Bachelors of Science in Public Health
Major: Environmental Science and Engineering

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Contact Information

The best way to reach me is email: jbooth@ccny.cuny.edu
My office:
City College of New York
160 Convent Ave
Marshak Building, Room 927
Phone: 212-650-6471