Jeffrey Thayer

Contact Information


  • M.S. Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017
  • B.S. Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, 2015

I am a second-year PhD student in Atmospheric Sciences working within the Hence Mesoscale Group under Asst. Prof. Deanna Hence. My current area of research involves studying the interactions between tropical cyclones and their environment in the Indian Ocean using remote sensing instrumentation and high-resolution modeling. I previously studied deep convection during an MJO event observed by the DYNAMO field campaign in the tropical Indian Ocean.

Before attending the University of Illinois for graduate school, I completed a Bachelors of Science in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington. I participated in research every summer for the last three years of my undergraduate career, including comparing entrainment and related thermodynamic metrics between different microphysical schemes used in simulating a tropical squall line.

Research Areas

Courses Taught

  • ATMS 100 - Introduction to Meteorology
  • ATMS 120 - Severe and Hazardous Weather
  • ATMS 201 - General Physical Meteorology