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Professor Robert G. Fovell, Ph.D.

Professor Robert G. Fovell
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
The English poet John Keats complained that by explaining how it worked, Sir Isaac Newton had 'unweaved the rainbow.' I could not disagree more. Our appreciation for Nature is enhanced by understanding her design.

Dr. Robert G. Fovell is Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he serves as cofounder and cochair of the Interdepartmental Program in Mathematics/Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. He earned his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A committed classroom teacher, Professor Fovell teaches courses on topics including atmospheric dynamics, thermodynamics, weather prediction and forecasting, and cloud dynamics. In 2005, he was awarded a UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award (the Harvey L. Eby Award for the Art of Teaching). He has also taken his insights to a broader audience while serving as a commentator for programs on the National Geographic Channel and the Discovery Channel. Outside the classroom, Professor Fovell is an active researcher. He is affiliated with UCLA's Institute of the Environment and the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering and is a member of the American Meteorological Society, the Royal Meteorological Society, and the American Geophysical Union. He has published extensively, particularly on the subjects of squall lines and storm dynamics, and has served as an associate editor of the Monthly Weather Review.

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11 Courses and Sets

  1. Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather

    Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather

    Robert G. Fovell
    Starting at $214.95 Starting at $214.95 $254.95 $214.95$254.95
    Embark on a fascinating foray into the complex and enthralling field of meteorology: the study of the weather. In the 24 engaging lectures of Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather, learn about the often surprising, always intriguing interactions that make up our world's climate. Bringing together geography, chemistry, physics, and other scientific disciplines, Professor Robert G. Fovell offers...
  2. (Set) Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather & Earth's Changing Climate Set

    (Set) Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather & Earth's Changing Climate

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $454.90 Starting at $454.90 $454.90 $454.90$454.90
  3. (Set) How the Earth Works & Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather  Set

    (Set) How the Earth Works & Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $654.90 Starting at $654.90 $774.90 $654.90$774.90
    Explore the ground beneath your feet and the weather above your head with this two-course set delivered by expert scientists. First, in the exciting How the Earth Works, discover insights into volcanoes, the rock cycle, tsunamis, the ocean seafloor, and other breathtaking aspects of our remarkable home. Then, in Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather, learn more than you ever thought possible...
  4. (Set) Our Night Sky & Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather  Set

    (Set) Our Night Sky & Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
    Embark on a richly illustrated and unforgettable tour of the sky above your head. Our Night Sky shows you everything you ever wanted to know about the science, culture, technology, and pure pleasure of stargazing. Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather brings together numerous science fields to show you the surprising and intriguing interactions that make up the world's climate.
  5. (Set)  Physics of History & Meteorology Set

    (Set) Physics of History & Meteorology

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $509.90 Starting at $509.90 $509.90 $509.90$509.90
  6. (Set) Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather & Nature of Earth: An Introduction to Geology  Set

    (Set) Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather & Nature of Earth: An Introduction to Geology

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
    Explore the everyday wonders of the world around you in this two-course set delivered by a pair of award-winning professors. Start with a fascinating foray into how our weather works with Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather. After that, take an in-depth exploration of physical geology—the study of Earth's minerals, rocks, soils, and the processes that operate on them throughout...
  7. (Set) Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy, 2nd Edition & Meteorology  Set

    (Set) Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy, 2nd Edition & Meteorology

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $894.90 Starting at $894.90 $1,054.90 $894.90$1,054.90
    Open your eyes to the many wonders of the stars above your head and the weather all around you with these two dynamic courses. Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy, 2nd Edition allows you to experience a full-year introductory college course on astronomy, delivered by a leading participant in some of the field's groundbreaking discoveries. And Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the...
  8. (Set) Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather & Biology: The Science of Life  Set

    (Set) Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather & Biology: The Science of Life

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $814.90 Starting at $814.90 $954.90 $814.90$954.90
    Learn more than you ever thought possible about two popular scientific fields in this course set. Start with a fascinating foray into the complex and enthralling field of meteorology in Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather. Then, in Biology: The Science of Life, explore in depth the principles of how living things work and strengthen your appreciation of the marvelous diversity of life.
  9. (Set) Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather & How the Earth Works Set

    (Set) Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather & How the Earth Works

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $654.90 Starting at $654.90 $774.90 $654.90$774.90
  10. (Set) Discovering the Earth  Set

    (Set) Discovering the Earth

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,294.80 Starting at $1,294.80 $1,524.80 $1,294.80$1,524.80
  11. (Set) Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness & Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather  Set

    (Set) Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness & Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
    Explore the awesome power of the ocean and the weather with this richly illustrated two-course set. First, take a scientific expedition to fathom the ocean's mysteries and realize its central importance to life on Earth with Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness. Then, in Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather, grasp the tremendously complex interaction of forces and factors that make...