Ph.D. University of Utah
M.S. University of Utah
B.S. Plymouth State University
About Jason Shafer
Dr. Shafer’s role at NVU-Lyndon focuses on teaching the fundamentals of modern weather analysis and prediction, the communication of weather impacts to a broad user spectrum, and the valuation of weather information within the private sector.
Dr. Shafer’s research interests include synoptic and mesoscale meteorology with a focus on mountain meteorology since most of the interesting local weather and climate variations are produced by terrain. His dissertation developed the first climatology of strong Intermountain West (Nevada, Utah) cold fronts, and examined how the dry environment and complex terrain affect where and how they occur.
Dr. Shafer has worked on a variety of applied weather research projects in the energy and transportation sectors through the Vermont Institute of Applied Meteorology. He has also founded several businesses, Weather Litigation Services LLC, which focused on forensic meteorology in legal matters, and a new startup, Northview Weather LLC, which focuses on predicting the magnitude of power outages prior to major winter storms
Dr. Shafer is actively involved in his student’s success beyond the classroom as a mentor and advisor. He is always available to help students develop important life skills and work through challenges.
Analysis and Forecasting
GIS in Atmospheric Sciences
Weather Risk Assessment