Mark Anthony Askelson, Ph.D
Mark A. Askelson received his Ph.D. from the Department of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma in the fall of 2002, his M.S. from the same department in the fall of 1996, and two B.S. degrees (meteorology and mathematics) from the University of North Dakota in the spring of 1993. He is currently a professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of North Dakota, having served as both a research and teaching assistant while at the University of Oklahoma. In a 14 year span, he has participated in numerous field research projects, including the NOTE, VORTEX, Hal, and CRYSTAL-FACE. His recent research has focused on surface transportation weather, the utilization of radars for both aircraft deconfliction and meteorological applications, objective analysis, mesoscale modeling, data assimilation, and storm dynamics. (tornadogenesis).