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Steven Lazarus, Ph.D.Steven Lazarus, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Marine and Environmental Systems

Dr. Steven Lazarus is highly involved in the study of atmospheric sciences and is a member of the American Meteorological Society, the Florida Academy of Sciences and the Global Geophysical Union. Before coming to Florida Tech, Dr. Lazarus worked with Dr. Theodore Fujita, the creator of the Fujita Scale of tornado strength. While pursuing his post-doctorate research at the University of Utah, he performed real-time weather analysis for the 2002 Winter Olympics that were held in nearby Salt Lake City. Dr. Lazarus is both an active reviewer and writer of research-based journal articles; to date, he has reviewed more than 20 articles and proposals to and published a dozen of his own in multiple journals. Some of his other areas of interest include climate change and hurricanes, coastal meteorology and terrestrial gamma ray flashes/thunderstorms. Dr. Lazarus is a adventurous professor with great insight about the field of meteorology. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma.

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