John T Snow, CCM, FAMS, FRMS, PhD, USAR LTC (ret)

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John Snow, an AMS Member, a Fellow of the AMS, and an AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist, is Regents' Professor of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma, in Norman. He is also Dean Emeritus of OU's College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences and Director of OU's Office of Weather Programs and Projects. Dr. Snow has a BS degree (honors, 1968) and an MS degree (1969) in electrical engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. His PhD degree (1977), in atmospheric sciences, is from Purdue University. Dr. Snow was a Purdue faculty member from 1977 to 1993. From 1994 to 2010 he was Professor of Meteorology and Dean of the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences at OU. For many years Dr. Snow's primary research area has been in the dynamics of columnar vortices, ranging in scale from small dust devils to tornadoes. His second area of research is in meteorological measurements, and he has published widely in these and related areas, and made numerous presentations at professional and scientific meetings. As an educator, his current academic interest is in earth system science, the integration of the best available knowledge from the earth and life sciences, to provide a holistic picture of how the world works. Dr. Snow is a Fellow of the U.K. Royal Meteorological Society. He is a Lieutenant Colonel (retired) of the United States Army Reserve and was awarded the Bronze Star for service as a senior logistician and operations officer in the Gulf War (1990-91). He enjoys traveling, is an unabashed Francophile, and is an avid collector of books and ephemera dealing with the American experience in World War I.

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