Portrait of Michael Poellot

Michael Poellot

  • Chair / Professor, Atmospheric Sciences

Contact Info

Office Address

Clifford Hall Room 400
4149 University Ave Stop 9006
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9006


Prof. Poellot is a Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of North Dakota.

He has over 40 years of research and applications experience with airborne measurements, including observations of cloud properties, winds and turbulence.

His areas of expertise include aviation weather hazards, airborne instrumentation and measurements, cloud microphysics, and weather modification. His current focus is on the effects of aerosols on marine stratocumulus clouds and also east coast winter storm cloud processes. Prof. Poellot has led numerous airborne cloud studies in support of research conducted by NASA, the Department of Energy, and the FAA.

He is currently a lead in the upcoming NASA IMPACTS (Investigation of Microphysics and Precipitation for Atlantic Coast-Threatening Snowstorms) study and has been a co-investigator in the ORACLES (ObseRvations of Aerosols above CLouds and their intEractionS) project.