Scott Mandia

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Scott A. Mandia is professor of Earth and space sciences and assistant chair of the Physical Sciences Department at Suffolk County Community College, Long Island, New York, USA.[1] He has been teaching introductory meteorology and climatology courses for 28 years. In 1997, he won the State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.[2]


Mandia received his M.S. – Meteorology from the Pennsylvania State University in 1990 and his B.S. – Meteorology from University of Lowell in 1987.


Climate science communication[edit]


Mandia is very active in advocacy against climate change denial.[3] To this end, he maintains a website titled "Global Warming: Man or Myth?",[4] included at the "Start Here" tab of[5] Mandia also writes about climate change and politics at his blog.[6]

Climate Science Rapid Response Team matchmaker service[edit]

Mandia is a co-founder and matchmaker of the Climate Science Rapid Response Team, matching media and government individuals who have climate questions, to working climate scientists with the expertise to answer them.[7]


In addition to climate change, Mandia has written on the subject of Long Island hurricanes. especially the New England Hurricane of 1938, known locally as the "Long Island Express"[8] and prognostication on the future vulnerability of Long Island to hurricanes.[9]

Learning modules for college students[edit]

Mandia has also published a series of weather and climate learning modules titled Investigations in Atmospheric Sciences[10] that are geared toward non-science major college students.


  1. ^ "Earth & Space Sciences". Dept. of Physical Sciences, Suffolk County Community College.
  2. ^ "The Chancellor's Awards for Excellence".
  3. ^ Banerjee, Neela (November 8, 2010). "Climate scientists plan campaign against global warming skeptics". Los Angeles Times.
  4. ^ "Global Warming: Man or Myth?".
  5. ^ "Start Here".
  6. ^ "Global Warming: Man or Myth?".
  7. ^ "Can NYC take a Category 5 hit?". CNBC. August 24, 2011.
  8. ^ "The Long Island Express".
  9. ^ "The Long Island Express: What's In Store for New York's Future?".
  10. ^ "Modules with a weather or climatology emphasis in the IAS series".

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