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Bob Conzemius

"Tornado Bob", Morning Show Volunteer

Bob is a meteorologist working in the wind energy industry (see my c.v. here), and he's been spending most of his work time lately examining the interaction between the atmosphere and operating wind farms. A lot of his hobbies also have to do with the atmosphere as well as storm chasing, which he has done for about 20 years. He's not one of those full-time, adrenaline-seeking, get as close to the tornado as possible type chasers. He's pretty casual about it, and he enjoys the photography of storms more than anything else. He's also been interested in learning about storms and meteorological dynamics, which brought him to the University of Oklahoma from 2000 to 2004 to get his Ph.D.

In 2005, he took up residence in northern Minnesota, which is a bit farther from tornado alley and closer to the auroral oval, so he's become fascinated by space weather.