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 […]

OU CIMMS welcomes Boettcher

The University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies and NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory welcome a new addition to the staff. Jami Boettcher joins as a researcher after recently retiring from the National Weather Service, most recently with the Warning Decision Training Division. Boettcher worked with NWS for more than 20 years! Boettcher […]

Significant Publication: Collaborative Efforts between the United States and United Kingdom to Advance Prediction of High-Impact Weather

The following significant paper publication was reported to headquarters the week of May 19. NOAA and CIMMS authors are bolded. “Collaborative Efforts between the United States and United Kingdom to Advance Prediction of High-Impact Weather” By John S. Kain (NSSL) , Steve Willington, Adam J. Clark (NSSL), Steven J. Weiss (NWS SPC), Mark Weeks, Israel L. Jirak […]

Project using unmanned aerial systems started May 8

Meteorologists are always looking for better ways to measure the lower atmosphere. This spring, researchers from NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) will join with others to test the value of airborne, mobile observing systems for observing important changes in the local environment that can spawn severe thunderstorms in a new way. EPIC, the Environmental […]

NEWS CONFERENCE MEDIA ADVISORY: Researchers test unmanned aircraft systems for measuring the lower atmosphere, potentially improving short term weather forecasts

Researchers from NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory, The University of Oklahoma, University of Colorado and Meteomatics have begun a project to test the value of airborne, mobile observing systems for observing important changes in the local environment that can spawn severe thunderstorms. During EPIC, the Environmental Profiling and Initiation of Convection field project, researchers will […]