Anthony Lupo

Anthony Lupo


Professor &
Undergraduate Coordinator - Environmental Sciences

School of Natural Resources

Research at a glance

Area(s) of Expertise

Research Summary

My research examines the behavior and predictability of the jet stream and atmospheric ridges called blocking anticyclones on the time-scale of one to two weeks or more. This includes the predictability of weather patterns associated with the the jet stream. I study tropical meteorology especially the climatological behavior and dynamics of tropical cyclone. I also examines the variability of weather in the Midwest U.S. associated with El Nino and Southern Oscillation.

Lupo, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, Atmospheric Science Program, University of Missouri (MU). He has a BS in Meteorology (State University of New York at Oswego, 1988), and an M.S. and Ph.D. in atmospheric science (Purdue University, 1991, 1995). His research is in large-scale atmospheric dynamics and teleconnections, climate dynamics and variability, tropical meteorology, and climate change including modeling, and has more than 160 peer-reviewed publications. He is a member of the American Meteorological Society (Certified Consulting Meteorologist [CCM] #660), and the National Weather Association. He was a Fulbright Scholar during summer 2004, AY 2014-2015, and October 2017 to Russia. The first was studying atmospheric blocking at the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow), the next two involved teaching and research at Belgorod State National Research University. He served as an expert reviewer or contributing author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) (United Nations – World Meteorological Organization) Assessment Reports (AR2-AR6). Other professional associations include the Royal Meteorological Society (Fellow), American Geophysical Union, and Sigma Xi. He won teaching and advising awards at MU, including the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Senior Teaching Award (2006), Outstanding Undergraduate advisor Award (April 2008), and the MU Kemper Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching (April 2008). He was chosen as the SEC professor of the year candidate (2020) for MU. He was awarded the Earth and Atmospheric Science Department at Purdue outstanding Alum (2013). He was on the First Conference on Atmospheric Blocking scientific committee in Reading England (2014-2016).

Educational background

  • PhD 1995, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., Atmospheric Science
  • MS 1991, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., Atmospheric Science
  • BS 1988, State University of New York at Oswego, Oswego, N.Y., Meteorology
  • AS 1986, Cayuga County Community College, Auburn, N.Y., Mathematics/Science

Courses taught

  • AS-1050, Introductory Meteorology
  • AS-4310 and 7310, Atmos. Thermodynamics
  • AS-4320 and 7320, Atmos. Dynamics
  • AS-4650 and 7650, Long-Range Forecasting
  • AS-4800 and 7800, Numerical Methods in AS and NR
  • AS-8400, Theory of the General Circulation
  • AS-8450, Tropical Meteorology
  • AS-8600, Advanced Climate Dynamics
  • AS-9300, Introduction to Chaos Theory
  • AS-9350, Advanced Dynamic Meteorology