Paul Markowski

Paul Markowski

  • Distinguished Professor of Meteorology
  • Department Head
504 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-3012


  1. Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
  2. M.S., University of Oklahoma
  3. B.S., Pennsylvania State University


The Markowski research group studies the dynamics and prediction of convective storms and their attendant hazards, particularly tornadoes, using state-of-the-art observations, computer simulations, and theory.

Research Interests

Atmospheric convection, mesoscale meteorology, applying basic research findings to operational meteorology problems

Teaching Interests

Atmospheric dynamics, mesoscale meteorology, synoptic meteorology, atmospheric convection

Recent Publications

For a complete publications list, please visit the PUBLICATIONS section of my personal web site.