Steve Nesbitt

Steve Nesbitt

Professor of Atmospheric Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Prof. Nesbitt is the Associate Head and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Atmospheric Sciances. He leads a research group comprised of research staff, graduate students and undergraduate researchers, where his research and teaching interests reside in atmospheric observations including the remote sensing of precipitation using radar and passive microwave sensors, observations and modeling of mesoscale and cloud dynamics and microphysics, land-atmosphere interaction, as well as data science and high-performance computation. He has participated in and led numerous field campaigns spanning four continents using radar, aircraft, and in situ instrumentation. He has taught courses in synoptic and mesoscale meteorology and weather forecasting, remote sensing, radar meteorology, tropical meteorology, mesoscale modeling, and geophysical data analysis and python programming.

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  • Mesoscale Meteorology and High-Impact Weather
  • Radar and Satellite Remote Sensing
  • Cloud Physics and Dynamics
  • Clouds, Precipitation, and Climate
  • PhD in Meteorology, 2003

    University of Utah

  • MS in Meteorology, 1999

    Texas A&M University

  • BS with honors summa cum laude, 1997

    SUNY Oswego

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