John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences

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Dr. Jake Carstens to join ATSC Faculty – Fall 2024

The Department of Atmospheric Sciences is pleased to announce that Dr. Jake Carstens is joining the ATSC faculty as a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2024! Among his classes, Jake will be teaching ATSC-530: Numerical Weather Prediction (Fall 2024), ATSC-310: Introduction to Weather Forecasting (Spring 2025), and ATSC-315: Broadcast Meteorology (Fall 2025). He will serve as faculty mentor for the UND Weather Update and continue his national service with the American Meteorological Society on the Board for Early Career Professionals and Board on Continuing Professional Development.

Jake is currently finishing his 2-year appointment as a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science at Penn State University. There, his research has focused on tropical cyclone structure and processes in climate models, and he has contributed to the Weather World television show as a host, forecaster, and hurricane specialist. Jake earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from Florida State University, where he studied convective organization and tropical cyclone formation while helping to produce the student-led FSU Weather broadcast. He previously served as a Local Chapter President and a member of the AMS Student Conference Planning Committee.

Outside the office, Jake plans to be a regular at UND sporting events and local golf courses, and has grown particularly fond of camping, photography, and cats. You can learn more about Jake and his work at his personal website, We are very excited to have Jake joining us this fall!