James Booth teaches and conducts research on the physics of the atmosphere with a focus on the mid-latitudes. His current research projects examine the interactions between clouds and precipitation in mid-latitude dynamics, especially in extratropical cyclones, to better understand climate dynamics. He uses ground-based observations, satellite data, numerical weather models, and general circulation models to learn how the thermodynamics associated with clouds and precipitation couples with the wind fields in cyclones. He also conducts research on the links between the cyclones and natural hazards, such as coastal flooding and ice storms. He joined the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences department at City College of New York in 2013.