Robert Fovell

Atmospheric scientist an expert in thunderstorm dynamics and weather prediction models

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Robert Fovell

College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

Thunderstorm dynamics and weather prediction

Campus phone: (518) 442-4479
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Professor Robert Fovell conducts research in mesoscale and convective scale meteorology and weather prediction, primarily using high-resolution numerical models.

He has studied squall line thunderstorms, hurricanes, downslope windstorms, and fire weather, among other phenomena.

Fovell received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.