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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]

Robert C. Miller
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AllegianceUnited States
Service/branchUnited States Army Air Forces
United States Air Force
Years of service1942–1965
Other workMeteorologist
Robert C. Miller
Known forTornado and convective storm forecasting
AwardsMeisinger Award
Scientific career
InstitutionsUSAAF, USAF, federal civil service, consultant
InfluencesHarry Kirkpatrick, Henry Diekmann, Don McNeal, Ernest Fawbush, Franz Baur


  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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