Biography and contact information


Robert Fovell is a professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles.  He received his Ph.D. degree in 1988 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he studied under Prof. Yoshi Ogura.  Following a postdoctoral appointment at the University of Washington, he joined the UCLA faculty in 1991.

He conducts research in mesoscale meteorology, primarily using high-resolution numerical models.  He has written papers on squall lines, sea breezes, boundary layer rolls, gravity waves, climate classification and hurricane tracks, among other subjects.

He has served as Chair of the Faculty of the UCLA College of Letters and Science (2007-09), as chair of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Committee on Mesoscale Processes (2009-11), and as co-chair of the AMS Michio Yanai Symposium (2011).  In 2005, he received the UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award (the Eby Award for the Art of Teaching) and is the 2012 recipient of the AMS Teaching Excellence award.  His video course Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather was published by the Teaching Company in 2010.

Curriculum Vitae available here

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