CIMMS Researchers present at AMS 98th Annual Meeting

Several researchers with The University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies are scheduled to present at the American Meteorological Society 98th Annual Meeting. The conference is in Austin, Texas, from Jan. 7-11. CIMMS presenters are scheduled Monday through Thursday, presenting posters, papers and more. For the full AMS schedule, see the program. Abstract […]

Legacy of former CIMMS director continues to grow

The legacy of a former director at The University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies continues to grow. Former Director and Meteorology Professor Dr. Peter Lamb passed away in May 2014 but he continues to impact future generations. In early November, Lamb’s sister Joy Oakly presented the Lamb Memorial Prize. The Lamb Memorial […]

Hands-on training offers opportunity for researchers

Squeezing through the stairwell doorway, a group of six researchers from the National Weather Center alternate walking down the stairs carrying an injured person to safety. Hours before they applied a tourniquet to a coworker and learned other disaster medical operations. The group was not participating in a drill but training to be a Community […]

CIMMS Researchers present at American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

Several University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies researchers are scheduled to present or have their research presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. The conference is in New Orleans from Dec. 11-15. CIMMS presenters are scheduled Sunday through Thursday, presenting posters, papers and more. For the full NWA scheduled, check out […]

CIMMS researcher follows her passion for science

* Note: This is part of a series of profiles about OU CIMMS employees working at the National Weather Service Training Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Katie Vigil always asks questions and she’s loved science since she was a kid, but it wasn’t until high school when she knew she wanted to be a researcher. […]

Testing technology to improve forecasting ease

Colored satellite images are often used by meteorologists to identify important weather features, but what happens when a forecaster has trouble seeing those colors? Several products allow forecasters to change color contrast and visibility, but one research scientist set out to see how well those tools work. Katie Vigil, Research Scientist with the Cooperative Institute […]

Focusing on the future: Researchers participate in learning institute

Ever wonder how a radar functions and gets those colorful images seen on tv and the internet? As part of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Oklahoma, Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies researchers are teaching a class on NEXRAD Weather Radar. The nearly month long class — “NEXRAD Weather Radar: How it […]

Partnership and collaboration offers opportunities

Several researchers from The University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies recently took their meteorological knowledge to the opposite side of the world to help train others in the field. CIMMS researchers with NOAA’s Warning Decision Training Division participated in the International Symposium on Earth-Science Challenges in Kyoto, Japan. They taught a short […]

Researcher receives award at NWA annual meeting

A University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies researcher was recognized Wednesday at the National Weather Association Annual Meeting during the awards banquet. Stephen Corfidi was recognized with the Special Lifetime Achievement Award for his, “commitment to public service, unmatched record of operational meteorology research, advancement of convective forecasting through research, mentoring and […]

CIMMS Researchers present at NWA 42nd Annual Meeting

Several researchers with The University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies are scheduled to present at the National Weather Association 42nd Annual Meeting. The conference is in Garden Grove, California, from Sept. 16-21. CIMMS presenters are scheduled Sunday through Thursday, presenting posters, papers and more. For the full NWA scheduled, visit the program. […]