Jhordanne Jones

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I am a Phd student studying the drivers of the large-scale and synoptic tropical environment and its influence on seasonal tropical cyclone activity with a focus on improving forecast prediction. I received my Masters in Physics (with a specialization in Climate Physics) at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. My previous research was entitled Investigating the Use of Forecast Statistical Models for Projecting Future North Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Frequency which entailed the statistical downscaling of tropical cyclone frequency using statistical predictors used in operational forecast schemes. My research interests are tropical meteorology, tropical cyclones, seasonal tropical cyclone prediction and climate variability. You can reach me through my email (Jhordanne.Jones@colostate.edu)



  1. Walter Scott Jr. Fellowship Grant, 2017.
  2. Fulbright Graduate Student Scholarship, 2017-2018.
  3. University of the West Indies Postgraduate Scholarship, 2013-2015.


  1. Jones, J.J., M.M. Bell, and P.J. Klotzbach, 2018. Large-scale Atmospheric forcing of tropical North Atlantic vertical wind shear. Poster presented at: The 33rd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, April 16-21, 2018; Ponte Vedra, Florida. https://ams.confex.com/ams/33HURRICANE/webprogram/Paper339807.html.
  2. Jones, J.J., T.S. Stephenson, and M.A. Taylor (2015), Projecting future hurricane frequencies: A statistical downscaling perspective, Proceedings of the 4th Congress for Climate Change July 7-10, Havana, Cuba.
  3. Jones, J.J., T.S. Stephenson, and M.A. Taylor (2014), Projecting end-of-century North Atlantic tropical cyclone hurricane activity using forecast statistical models 7C.3, Proceedings of the 31st Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology March 30 – April 4, San Diego, California. https://ams.confex.com/ams/31Hurr/videogateway.cgi/id/26947?recordingid=26947


Peer-reviewed Articles
  1. Brown, R.K., J.J. Jones, T.S. Stephenson, and M.A. Taylor (2017), Future Caribbean temperature and rainfall extremes from statistical downscaling with insights on summer predictability, Int. J. Climatology., 37, 4828-4845, doi:10.1002/joc.5126.
  2. Jones, J.J., T. S. Stephenson, M. A. Taylor, and J. D. Campbell (2016), Statistical downscaling of North Atlantic tropical cyclone frequency and the amplified role of the Caribbean low-level jet in a warmer climate, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121, 3741–3758, doi:10.1002/2015JD024342.
Books/Book Chapters
  1. Taylor, Michael A., Jhordanne J. Jones , and Tannecia S. Stephenson (2016), Climate Change and the Caribbean: Trends and Implications in Climate Change and Food Security: Africa and the Caribbean, edited by Elizabeth Thomas-Hope, London: Routledge, pp 31-56.