What I do

I am a Research Affiliate at MIT’s Parsons Lab, which is part of the Civil and Environmental engineering department. My main position is Director of Seasonal Forecasting at AER [Atmospheric and Environmental Research]. I am currently working on the impacts of soil moisture and snow cover on other climate parameters. I am also interested in decadal temperature trends and explaining those trends with large scale climate models. I received my Ph.D. from Columbia University and was also a post-doc at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
Snow Cover Model

Media | News

» MIT IAP 2016 :: Friday, 8 January 2016 . 11 am – 2 pm
‘Links of Arctic Change to Midlatitude Weather’
Dr. Judah Cohen analyzes the polar vortex, Snowmageddon,
Arctic amplification of global warming, and more. Open to all.
» ‘The person happiest about all this snow’
Bella English . The Boston Globe | 17 March 2015
» ‘Fall Predicts Winter’ | National Science Foundation Special Report
» ‘Winter experts predict ’active and interesting’ season for Boston area’
Harvey Leonard . WCVB TV | 1 December 2014 [a very prescient forecast!]
» ‘AER’s Judah Cohen produces amazingly accurate winter outlook’
Jason Samenow . The Washington Post | 25 April 2013
» ‘Bundle Up, It’s Global Warming’
Judah Cohen . The New York Times | 25 December 2010

Research Papers

» Please click here for a downloadable list of papers I’ve published since 2002.


» Married to Sherri. | We have a daughter named Gabriella and twin sons, Jordan and Jonathon.
» Interests :: Weather Forecasting | Running | Skiing | Stock Market | Travel | Ultimate Frisbee
The Cohen Family

Getting in Touch

» Room 48-333 | Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Cambridge
» 781.761.2288
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Comment | Inquiry