Professor Michael R. Poellot received his M.S. in Atmospheric Sciences from Colorado State University in 1975, and a B.S. in Physics from Valparaiso University in 1972. He has been a faculty member at the University of North Dakota since 1976 and is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences. His field research experiences began with the GATE project as a graduate student in 1974. He participated in several radar field campaigns in the 1970s and numerous deployments with the UND Citation research aircraft since its acquisition In 1980. Recent work has focused on thunderstorm anvil cirrus clouds and on arctic stratus clouds. Past research includes observations of jet contrails and studies of the suitability of cumuliform clouds for cloud seeding.
Cloud Physics, aviation meteorology, weather modification, and atmospheric radiation.