Wilhelmson recognized for thunderstorm animation | 150 Engage Illinois Office of Corporate Relations
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A groundbreaking animation of a thunderstorm created by Professor Robert Wilhelmson, an atmospheric scientist and pioneer in the use of computer graphics to simulate severe storms, receives 14 awards, including an Academy Award nomination. He later simulates the formation of a tornado from a severe thunderstorm-a feat that is helping in storm prediction.

Jan 02, 1989
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Robert Wilhelmson
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Robert Wilhelmson