Jake Crouch is a physical scientist at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Jake has a B.S. in atmospheric sciences from UNC-Asheville and a M.S. in meteorology from NC State University. Jake started working at NCEI in 2005 as a summer intern and began working full time in the center’s monitoring section in 2009. Jake is responsible for monitoring and analyzing the U.S. climate system on the monthly and annual scale, authoring several assessments related to U.S. climate conditions every year. Jake is also the center lead for NCEI’s snow and ice products and works to actively monitor conditions in the cryosphere. In 2017, Jake was the lead cryosphere section author on the World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) Statement on the Climate. Jake often bridges the gap between the more rigorous scientific analysis and effectively communicating findings to the general public, media, and policy makers. Jake is also interesting in promoting diversity and inclusion principles at NCEI and across the physical sciences in general.
Outside of work Jake spends most of his time rediscovering our world through the eyes of his one-year old twin sons.