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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Project utilizes radar technology for flood warnings

A new research project is already helping save lives and property with early flood notification after a stream in southern Oklahoma rose 10 feet in one hour. Jonathan J Gourley, research hydrologist with the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory, said the project will demonstrate the use of remote-sensing technology for better flood detection and improve […]

International collaboration benefits U.S., European forecasters

Weather doesn’t stop at borders. Nowhere is this more clear than in Europe, where two researchers working at the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory went shoulder to shoulder with researchers in the European Severe Storms Laboratory Testbed this summer. The goal was to collaborate on forecast products and learn how NSSL technologies are used abroad. […]

Student places in 17th AMS Mesoscale Conference

University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies Graduate Research Assistant Hristo Chipilski won an award at the 17th annual American Meteorological Society Mesoscale Conference this summer. Chipilski won second for Oral Presentation on, “Impact of PECAN IOP data on the forecast skill of bores and bore-induced convection.” The presentation focused on the Plains […]

AMS announces fellows

The University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies is proud to announce the American Meteorological Society named an OU CIMMS senior research scientist during a recent release of awards. Alexander Ryzhkov was one of more than 30 individuals recognized by AMS during a recent announcement of 2018 award winners and fellows. Ryzhkov was […]

Researchers evaluating lightning data in Hazardous Weather Testbed

For the first time ever, lightning data from a weather satellite is available and being evaluated in the NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed. Forecasters, researchers, product developers and broadcast journalists are analyzing recently available experimental data from an instrument on GOES-16, the newly launched NOAA satellite as part of the HWT Experimental Warning Program. GOES-16, launched […]

OU CIMMS announces new Director

Norman, Okla.— The University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies and School of Meteorology announce the addition of Dr. Greg McFarquhar to their staffs. McFarquhar will be the Director of OU CIMMS and a School of Meteorology Professor starting this fall. Randy Peppler has been interim director after former OU CIMMS director and […]

Summer camp participants learn to issue warnings

Upcoming ninth and tenth graders learned this week it requires more than a degree to be a meteorologist. It takes training in new technologies and computer systems. “If you walked in on your first day of work, would you know what to do?” asked Jill Hardy. “You may need some training for your job. That’s […]

Researcher recognized by Association for Talent Development

A CIMMS researcher is being recognized by the Association for Talent Development’s One to Watch program. Megan Taylor, a CIMMS research associate, was recognized by the program and featured by their staff in June. Taylor works with the National Weather Service Training Center in Kansas City, Missouri. This is the second recognition for Taylor this year. She was […]

Evaluation of human-made structures impact on lightning data featured as Research Spotlight

As cell phone towers continue to fill the landscape, evaluating the influence of such human-made structures and their impact on lightning data continues to be a priority for one research scientist. A recent article by Darrel Kingfield, a research scientist at the University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies working at the NOAA […]