UAH professor becomes fellow of AMS

| October 4, 2010 @ 12:15 pm | 1 Reply

Dr. Kevin Knupp, a professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, was recently named a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society.  This is a tremendous honor, as only 1 out of every 500 AMS members is elected to this position every year.  Kevin graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. degree in meteorology, and received his Ph. D. from Colorado State in 1985. 

He came to UAH in 1985, in the very early days of the atmospheric science program there, and has been there ever since.  Kevin’s research has varied widely, but has primarily been focused on severe storms and ground-based remote sensing (radar, wind profilers, radiometers. etc.)  Kevin has published about 50 peer-reviewed journal articles.   He has participated in numerous field campaigns, on water vapor and storms in  the Great Plains, to hurricanes landfalling on the Gulf Coast.  He helped bring the first mobile doppler radar, MAX, to ALABAMA, not Oklahoma. 

I have worked for Kevin now for 7 years (1998-99, 2005-present), and I can tell you that he stands out in the academic crowd.  Despite large successes, he is still very attentive to students, and a very nice, good Christian man.  He, along with Kevin Pence at NWS BMX, have mentored me through my career in meteorology for over a decade.  Knupp has helped me understand some fine details of severe storms and the atmosphere in general that really make weather events easier to understand.  He has also guided me in my career as a researcher the past 5 years; something I thought I could never do, but have now become successful in too.        

Tip of the hat to Dr. Kevin Knupp, one of the truly nice guys in research meteorology!  (Some photos below).

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