Steve Decker, an Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences, is the Undergraduate Program Director for Meteorology. His areas of expertise include weather analysis and forecasting and numerical weather prediction. Dr. Decker teaches numerous courses in those areas, including a summer field course involving a trip to the Plains in search of severe weather. He also serves as academic adviser for transfer students majoring in meteorology. Dr. Decker's research interests include the evolution, predictability, and societal impact of both synoptic-scale and mesoscale midlatitude weather systems, and how these aspects may change under future climate scenarios. He also uses numerical models in support of air quality monitoring projects at Rutgers.
Decker, 2017 - Influence of bulk microphysics schemes upon Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) version 3.6.1 nor'easter simulationsNicholls, S. D., S. G. Decker, W.-K. Tao, S. E. Lang, J. J. Shi, and K. Mohr, 2017: Influence of bulk microphysics schemes upon Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) version 3.6.1 nor'easter simulations. Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 1033–1049.