Dewey Stowers

1928 - 2007

Dewey Marion Stowers Jr., Professor Emeritus of the University of South Florida Department of Geography, passed away on May 6, 2007 in Tampa, Florida. He died at the age of 79 following a long illness.

A former Chair of USF’s Geography Department, he is credited with developing the Department’s meteorology laboratory. Stowers was known widely in the community for his education efforts on subtropical weather patterns in Florida.

Stowers was a founding member of the local chapter of the American Meteorological Society, and many students currently employed in weather forecasting in Florida worked under his direction.

Stowers’ publications range across a number of measurable weather phenomena in peninsular Florida, from sea breezes to hurricanes to urban heat islands. Stowers was also known for his expertise on the 19th-century cultural geography of the American West.

Dewey Marion Stowers Jr. (Necrology). 2007. AAG Newsletter 42(7): 21