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. […]

For the love of teaching: CIMMS employee utilizes background to improve training

*Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of profiles about OU CIMMS employees working at the National Weather Service Training Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Looking at Denise Balukas – she’s wearing a black T-shirt, slacks, boots and her NOAA name badge – she looks like most researchers at the National Weather Service […]

CIMMS employees create service-oriented training initiative

Helping forecasters more effectively communicate forecasts is the goal of a new training initiative coordinated by University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies Research Associates Megan Taylor, Denise Balukas and Brent Pesel. Working at the National Weather Service Training Center in Kansas City, Missouri, they are creating an extensive training course for NWS […]

Back to science: Megan Taylor

*Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of profiles about OU CIMMS employees working at the National Weather Service Training Center in Kansas, City, Missouri. Living in Eugene, Oregon, Megan Taylor was tired of working in broadcast journalism. She still loved meteorology and wanted to stay in the field. Fortunately, someone told her […]

Researchers show impact eclipse had in Oklahoma

Those witnessing the solar eclipse on Monday may have noticed a drop in temperature while outside. But just how much did the temperature change in Oklahoma, where most of the state experienced about 85 percent of the eclipse. Researchers with The University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies and the ARM Climate Research […]

CIMMS researchers present at AMS 38th Conference on Radar Meteorology

Several researchers with The University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies are scheduled to present at American Meteorological Society’s 38th Conference on Radar Meteorology. The conference is in Chicago, Illinois, from Aug. 28 to Sept. 1. CIMMS presenters are scheduled Monday through Thursday, presenting posters, papers and more. For the full AMS scheduled, […]

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