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Meteorology alumnus’ gift to support state-of-the-art weather display technology for use by FSU student, faculty researchers

Two-time FSU alumnus and distinguished meteorologist Mark D. Powell. Photo by Alex Workman.


A two-time Florida State University alumnus is giving back to his alma mater with a gift that will support a vital resource in his home department.

Mark D. Powell, a leading meteorologist and hurricane researcher for more than 40 years, has gifted $200,000 to the FSU Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science to support operation of the weather observatory, a place where students, faculty, and researchers can collaborate and bring textbook concepts on weather phenomena to life through interactive analysis, forecast imagery and the best view of the sky on campus.

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