Jay Hobgood is currently an Associate Professor of Geography. He received his B.S. from Ohio State in 1974, his M.S. from Ohio State in 1976, and his Ph.D. from Ohio State in 1984. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln from 1979-1987 before joining the faculty at Ohio State. He served as the Director of the Atmospheric Sciences Program from 1995-2014. He enjoys the university environment because it allows him to combine his love of teaching and working with students and his passion for hurricanes. He has been the Faculty Adviser for the Meteorology Club since it was formed in 1996, and he received an Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award in 1996. He was also a member of the team who received a Special Award from the American Meteorological Society in 2001 for the development of the Great Lakes Forecasting System. His current research focuses on the causes of rapid intensification of hurricanes, the effects of hurricanes after landfall and the climatological patterns of hurricane activity. He has worked as a Hurricane Consultant for Nationwide Insurance since 2006. He received a Faculty Award for Distinguished University Service from Ohio State in 2010.
His presentation is entitled “An Experimental Hurricane Wind Intensity Index”
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