Dr. Howard “Howie” Bluestein is one of the more well-known stormchasers in the country and was an advisor to the Museum on our new Science Storms exhibition. He is a George Lynn Cross Research Professor of Meteorology at the School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma (OU), Norman. He earned an S.B. and S. M. in electrical engineering in 1971 and 1972 and an S. M. and Ph. D. in meteorology in 1972 and 1976 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has been a professor at OU since 1976; he has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in synoptic meteorology and graduate courses in mesoscale meteorology and in convection. He is the author of Synoptic-Dynamic Meteorology in Midlatitudes, Vols. I and II (Oxford Univ. Press, 1992 and 1993) and of Tornado Alley (Oxford Univ. Press, 1999), for which he received the AMS 2001 Louis J. Battan’s Author’s award.
Howie Bluestein on "Dragonfly"
His profile on the PBS science show.
VORTEX 2 project website
More on the two-year tornado research project.
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