Paul Markowski
#95921 Overall Influence

Paul Markowski

American meteorologist


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Paul Markowski is a meteorologist and expert on tornadogenesis and forecasting. He earned a B.S. in meteorology from Pennsylvania State University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma.

Markowski currently runs a research group that investigates tornadoes using computer simulations and state of the art instrumentation. He conducts studies of atmospheric dynamics, mesoscale meteorology and synoptic meteorology in an attempt to better understand how tornadoes are formed. These discoveries can help scientists and meteorologists provide better early-warning guidance through more accurate predictive modeling.

He has served as the Chief Editor of the American Meteorological Society’s Journal of Weather and Forecasting and serves on the President’s Advisory Committee on University Relations for the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.

He has been honored with numerous awards in his field, including the National Science Foundation’s Career Award, the Nikolai Dotzek Award from the European Severe Storms Laboratory, the National Weather Association T. Theodore Fujita Research Achievement Award and the American Meteorological Society’s Clarence Leroy Meisinger Award.

He is a fellow of the American Meteorological Society and has held teaching positions at Pennsylvania State University since 2001. He was also a visiting scientist at the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Institut fur Physik der Atmosphaere in 2009.

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Paul M. Markowski is an American meteorologist and leading expert on tornadogenesis and the forecasting of supercells and tornadoes.

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Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania State University

Public university in State College and multiple campuses in Pennsylvania, United States

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University of Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma

Public research university in Norman, Oklahoma, United States

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#265 World Rank
Earth Sciences