World-renowned FSU professor passes away

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
February 7, 2018

Courtesy: National Hurricane Center

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A world-renowned scholar who taught at Florida State University has died.

Dr. T. N. Krishnamurti was a retired professor of FSU’s Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science.

WCTV learned of his passing Wednesday morning.

The National Hurricane Center shared the news on Twitter:

Dr. Vasu Misra was one of his many Ph.D students, and is now an associate professor of meteorology at FSU. Dr. Misra called him “the father of modern tropical meteorology as we know it.”

Dr. Vasu Misra also said Krishnamurti has touched many people all around the world.

“Several of his works have been widely quoted and will continue to be quoted for several decades to come," Dr. Misra said. "His enthusiasm for the field was infectious, his passion for the field is admirable, and he was a very hardworking and yet a very humble person. He has left a very rich legacy and I think the humility of this gentleman is very admirable, and he was very approachable despite the success he's achieved."

Dr. Krishnamurti is responsible for creating the FSU Superensemble, which became widely known as the most accurate hurricane forecasting model.

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