Judd Gregg Meteorology Institute


The Judd Gregg Meteorology Institute (JGMI) is a center for applied atmospheric science research and outreach focused on serving and educating the New England region to provide knowledge that improves people’s lives. Through a diversity of expertise, faculty and staff work independently and in collaboration with partners to address real-world weather and climate issues. Current expertise includes synoptic, mesoscale, and tropical meteorology, atmospheric physics, and other practical and applied areas such as boundary-layer and coastal meteorology, air quality, extreme precipitation, remote sensing, air-sea interaction, climatology, paleoclimatology, transportation meteorology, and historical meteorology. Members of the Institute engage in data analysis, field studies, and numerical modeling on multiple scales utilizing a wide array of instrumentation and technology. As part of Plymouth State University, JGMI faculty and staff are committed to educational excellence in both the undergraduate and graduate meteorology degree programs. JGMI activities regularly involve students, providing graduates with a strong foundation in atmospheric science, and preparing them for diverse range of careers.

JGMI resources and outreach opportunities include:

  • The Plymouth State Weather Center, one of the most sophisticated weather centers in the country, which provides comprehensive weather information, including observations, tutorials, satellite and radar data and more
  • The Weather Center Website, which is accessed more than 500,000 times a week
  • Research facilities for undergraduate and graduate meteorology students, including a rooftop weather observation center, electronic map wall, weather technology lab, GPS-radiosonde system, a portable micrometeorological measurement platform and a fully instrumental Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS)
  • Projects and partnerships with the National Weather Center, University of New Hampshire, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Air Force, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Federal Aviation Administration, Mount Washington Observatory, U.S. Army Cold Regions Research Engineering Laboratory and many other agencies
  • Online archive of meteorological data used to analyze air chemistry and pollution events
  • A 10-year agreement with the New Hampshire Department of Transportation to deploy over 50  weather observation stations throughout the state to measure road surface and subsurface temperature and ozone concentrations
  • Workshops for K-12 teachers and Institute field trips for students