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Jeffrey Duda
325 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80305-3328


Jeffrey D. Duda

I grew up in Iowa and developed a penchant for weather at a young age watching severe weather roll through during the spring and summer (TWC was one of my most-watched channels as a youngster). I began chasing severe storms during my undergraduate years at Iowa State University, a passionate hobby that continues today. I have also developed photography skills, which I use not only for documenting storm chase adventures but also the wonderful landscape of the western US, including on hikes. I like to hike Colorado’s bigger peaks, including thirteeners and fourteeners. Otherwise I like to stay active by running and cycling, and spending time with my dog.

Research Interests

  • Convective scale NWP
  • Ensemble forecasting & predictability
  • Forecast verification
  • Severe weather forecasting


  • Ph.D., Meteorology, University of Oklahoma (2016)
  • M.S., Meteorology, Iowa State University (2011)
  • B.S., Meteorology & Mathematics, Iowa State University (2009)
  • University of Iowa (2003-2006)


  • Running WRF
  • Performing classical and novel forecast verification, especially using the MET software
  • Graphics software/data visualization
  • Peer review publication and reviewing


  • Duda, J. D., X. Wang, Y. Wang, and J. Carley, 2019: Comparing the Assimilation of Radar Reflectivity Using the Direct GSI based Ensemble-Variational (EnVar) and Indirect Cloud Analysis Methods in Convection-Allowing Forecasts over the Continental US. Mon. Wea. Rev., 147,
  • Duda, J. D., X. Wang, and M. Xue, 2017: Sensitivity of convection-allowing forecasts to land-surface model perturbations and implications for ensemble design. Mon. Wea. Rev., 145, 2001–2025,
  • Duda, J. D., X. Wang, F. Kong, M. Xue, and J. Berner, 2016: Impact of a stochastic kinetic energy backscatter scheme on warm season convection-allowing ensemble forecasts. Mon. Wea. Rev., 144, 1887–1908,
  • Duda, J. D., X. Wang, F.Kong, and M. Xue, 2014: Using varied microphysics to account for uncertainty in warm-season qpf in a convection-allowing ensemble. Mon. Wea. Rev., 142, 2198–2219,
  • Duda, J. D., and W. A. Gallus, 2013: The impact of large-scale forcing on skill of simulated convective initiation and upscale evolution with convection-allowing grid spacings in the WRF. Wea. Forecasting, 28, 994–1018,
  • Duda, J. D., and W. A. Gallus, 2010: Spring and summer Midwestern severe weather reports in supercells compared to other morphologies. Wea. Forecasting, 25, 190–206,
  • Duda, J. D., and D. D. Turner, 2021: Large-scale application of radar reflectivity object-based verification to evaluate HRRR warm-season forecasts. Wea. Forecasting, 36, 805–821,