National Weather Center Colloquium: Speaker Bio

Observations of supercell tornadoes and their formation using a rapid-scan, polarimetric, mobile, X-band, Doppler radar: Fun and games on the high plains

Dr. Howard Bluestein
OU School of Meteorology

Dr. Bluestein was born and grew up in the Boston area. He received his Ph.D. in meteorology in 1976, B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering in 1971 and 1972, respectively, and M.S. in meteorology 1972, all from MIT. His main research interests are synoptic, mesoscale, and convective-scale meteorology, with a special interest in using advanced radar systems to study severe convective storms and tornadoes. He has published over 125 papers in refereed journals and monographs. He is a Fellow (1993) of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), and a recipient of the AMS Louis J. Battan Award (2001) for Tornado Alley and Teaching Excellence Award (2004). He is the author of a two-volume textbook on synoptic-dynamic meteorology (1992-1993) and a graduate-level textbook on severe convective storms and tornadoes (Springer, 2013).

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