David Robinson is a distinguished professor in the Department of Geography and the New Jersey State Climatologist, a position that is housed at the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and associated with the Center for Environmental Prediction at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. As the state climatologist, Robinson conducts research of an applied nature that focuses on the diverse weather and climate of the Garden State. This includes topics such as climate change, drought, flooding, and issues involving agriculture, transportation, public safety and commerce.
A physical geographer and climatologist, Robinson manages the Rutgers University Global Snow Lab and his research efforts would explain how this unlikely venue in central New Jersey has become a snow research center.
He shared his thoughts about the relative absence of snow in New Jersey in a recent interview by the Philadelphia Enquirer.