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On the Job

John Knox

Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Georgia

John Knox grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, and received his Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and taught meteorology at Valparaiso University in Indiana before moving to the University of Georgia in 2001. Since 1995, Knox has performed research on clear-air turbulence (CAT), in particular CAT forecasting. In 2010, Knox was honored by the National Weather Association with the T. Theodore Fujita Research Achievement Award for his CAT forecasting research. He is also heavily involved with student life on campus at the University of Georgia.

How did you become interested in meteorology?

I announced to my family I would be a meteorologist at the age of 5. My aunt had sent me a book on the weather, and I read it and said I would be a meteorologist, and there you go.


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