John M. Trostel

Director, Severe Storms Research Center

John Trostel is the Director of the Severe Storms Research Center at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). His fields of specialization include the meteorology of severe storms, development of data acquisition and analysis systems, effects of meteorological phenomena on millimeter wave (MMW) propagation and backscatter, and general physics and meteorological expertise. He is part of a GTRI team tasked to support the FAA in the development of a Multifunction Phased Array Radar (MPAR) system and was involved in investigations of MMW backscatter characteristics of snow-covered ground, atmospheric acoustics, and underwater sonar development. He is an active member of the American Meteorological Society, National Weather Association, American Geophysical Union and the American Physical Society.