Robert C. Miller

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Robert C. Miller
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Born 1920
Died 1998
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army Air Forces
United States Air Force
Years of service 1942–1965
Rank Colonel
Other work Meteorologist
Robert C. Miller
Fields Meteorology
Institutions USAAF, USAF, federal civil service, consultant
Known for Tornado and convective storm forecasting
Influences Harry Kirkpatrick, Henry Diekmann, Don McNeal, Ernest Fawbush, Franz Baur
Notable awards Meisinger Award

Col. Robert C. Miller, USAF (1920–1998), was an American meteorologist, who pioneered severe convective storms forecasting and applied research, developing an empirical forecasting method, identifying many features associated with severe thunderstorms, a forecast checklist and manuals, and is known for the first official tornado forecast (1948 Tinker Air Force Base tornadoes), and it verified, in 1948. [1][2][3][4]


  1. ^ Crisp, Charlie A.; R. Maddox (1999). "Remembering Col. Robert Miller". Storm Track. 22 (3): 3–7. 
  2. ^ Lewis, John M.; R. A. Maddox; C. A. Crisp (April 2006). "Architect Of Severe Storm Forecasting: Colonel Robert C. Miller". Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc. 87 (4): 447–63. Bibcode:2006BAMS...87..447L. doi:10.1175/BAMS-87-4-447. 
  3. ^ Grice, G. K.; R. J. Trapp; S. F. Corfidi; R. Davies-Jones; C. C. Buonanno; J. P. Craven; K. K. Droegemeier; C. Duchon; J. V. Houghton; R. A. Prentice; G. Romine; K. Schlachter; K. K. Wagner (July 1999). "The Golden Anniversary Celebration of the First Tornado Forecast". Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc. 80 (7): 1341–1348. Bibcode:1999BAMS...80.1341G. doi:10.1175/1520-0477(1999)080<1341:TGACOT>2.0.CO;2. 
  4. ^ Miller, Robert C.; C. A. Crisp (August 1999). "The First Operational Tornado Forecast Twenty Million to One". Weather Forecast. 14 (4): 479–483. Bibcode:1999WtFor..14..479M. doi:10.1175/1520-0434(1999)014<0479:TFOTFT>2.0.CO;2. 

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