Dr. Grant Darkow ‘s legacy to atmospheric sciences dealing with the circulation properties leading to the formation of thunderstorms was instigated through an Agricultural Experiment Station research project. The early research focused on the contribution of the wind shears associated with the low-level jet and the definition of a static energy index for describing the instability leading to severe thunderstorm formation. Dr. Darkow also compiled a catalog of tornado occurrences in Missouri. This effort continued during his career producing a very complete history of tornado activity in the state. Dr. Darkow was identified as UM’s Scientific Representative to the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). He served as a member of the UCAR Board of Trustees from 1972 through 1974. He was also member of the Membership Committee from 1976 through 1978 serving as its Chair in 1978. He served on the University Relations Committee 1973-74 and again 1980-82. Dr. Grant Darkow is also a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society. Scholarships will be given to students with extraordinary service to the atmospheric science program, student clubs and the community. Please join us in honoring Dr. Darkow by supporting the scholarship in his name.https://snr.missouri.edu/Pictured left to right: Drs. Grant Darkow, Stephen Mudrick, Wayne Decker, and Ernest Kung
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