Ted Letcher

Welcome Statement

I am currently a PhD. candidate studying Atmospheric Science under the advisement of Dr. Justin Minder University at Albany. I graduated with a BS in meteorology from SUNY Oswego in 2009 and an MS in atmospheric science in 2012 under the advisement of Dr. William Cotton. First and foremost, this page exists to provide an overview of my current research interests and projects.

Research Interests

  • Climate / Climate Change
  • Weather/Climate Interface
  • Surface Feedbacks
  • Numerical Modeling
  • Mountain Weather
  • Lake-effect Snow
  • Cloud Microphysics
Doing what I do best

Contact Information

Ted Letcher
Email: ted.letcher*at*gmail.com

Office: ES-309
University at Albany, SUNY
Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
1400 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY 12222

Current Observations:



  • Theodore Letcher, and Justin R. Minder, 2015: Characterization of the Simulated Regional Snow Albedo Feedback Using a Regional Climate Model over Complex Terrain. Journal of Climate. URL

  • Justin R. Minder, Theodore W. Letcher, Leah S. Campbell, Peter G. Veals, and W. James Steenburgh, 2015: The Evolution of Lake-Effect Convection during Landfall and Orographic Uplift as Observed by Profiling Radars. Mon. Wea. Rev., 143, 4422-4442.URL

  • Theodore Letcher and William R. Cotton, 2014: The Effect of Pollution Aerosol on Wintertime Orographic Precipitation in the Colorado Rockies Using a Simplified Emissions Scheme to Predict CCN Concentrations. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 53, 859-872.URL

  • Letcher, T., and S. M. Steiger, 2010: Lake-effect lightning climatology of the Great Lakes. Natl. Wea. Dig., 34, 157-168.URL