Research & Development
Robert Carver, a native Texan, is Weather Underground's Research and Development Scientist. Robert is not only responsible for all the scientific research at Weather Underground, but he is also in charge of evaluating the research results for company use. His main tasks are to perform innovative research and analysis to address company needs, seek out new datasets to improve forecasts, as well as to work closely with the development team to design prototypes of new products and the development of our forecast system. Robert first started off his highly decorated educational career at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology where he earned his B.S. in Physics. Then the weather bug bit him. He took off for the University of Oklahoma to get his Masters of Science in Meteorology where he graduated in 2001. While at OU, Robert was advised by Lou Wicker and Jerry Straka. Robert completed his educational trifecta in 2009 when he graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with his Ph.D under the guidance of Jerry Harrington. Some of his many professional achievements include: forecast team member for CRYSTAL-FACE (Cirrus Regional Study of Tropical Anvils and Cirrus Layers - Florida Area Cirrus Experiment), mobile mesonet crew member for STEPS (Severe Thunderstorm Electrification and Precipitation Study), and a mobile mesonet crew member for SubVortex-99 (a study to characterize atmosphere in and around tornadoes.