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Michael Thomas Montgomery

Distinguished Professor
Meteorology
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Phone: (831) 656-2296
Education
  • PhD - Harvard University 1990
    Major: Applied Mathematics and Dynamic Meterology
Other Experience
  • 2003 - 2006 Professor, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University
  • 1997 - 2003 Associate Professor, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University
  • 1992 - 1997 Assistant Professor, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University
  • 1991 - 1992 Department of Energy Global Change Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow, Hurricane Research Division, NOAA, Miami, Florida
  • 1990 - 1991 Postdoctoral Fellow in Dynamic Meteorology, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University
Research Interests
Meteorological research expertise in: tropical cyclones (hurricanes/typhoons); Midlatitude Cyclones
Tropical Meteorology

Polar Lows, Fronts, Mesoscale Vortices
Mesoscale Convective Vortices
Tornadoes
Stratospheric Circumpolar Vortex and other atmospheric vortices
Teaching Interests
Tropical Meteorology
Dynamic Meteorology
Synoptic Meteorology
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Geophysical Turbulence
Theoretical, Experimental, and Computational Fluid Dynamics and Applied Mathematics

Awards

  • 2012 - Awarded title of Distinguished Professor, Naval Postgraduate School, Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (GSEAS)
  • 2010 - Outstanding Scientific Paper Award, NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR)
  • 2008 - Merit Award for Research, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (GSEAS)
  • 2004 - nominated for the 2004 Best Teacher Award, Colorado State University
  • 2003 - Clarence Leroy Meisinger Award, American Meteorological Society
  • 1998 - Engineering Faculty Award of Excellence, Colorado State University

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Meteorological Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Sigma Xi