Weather Reports from Citizens Provide Research Input

Is it raining, snowing or hailing where you are? Tell us about it! Report the weather at your location any time on the mPING app to help NOAA researchers and forecasters, and join citizen scientists all around the world participating in Citizen Science Days through May 20. Downloadable to your smartphone, mPING (Meteorological Phenomena Identification […]

Sebastian Torres graduates from OU Leadership Council

CIMMS’ Sebastian Torres, Assistant Director of NOAA Relations, was graduated from the  2016-2017 Leadership Council at the University of Oklahoma. This eight-month program offered leadership development experiences for up to 20 members of the university community. Council members formed close relationships, volunteered in the community, and honed skills to equip them for professional career advancement. “Participating […]

Tornado! Talk Severe Weather Research & Prediction with CIMMS’ Kim Klockow

Spring has arrived and with it come efforts to study and learn to better predict severe weather like tornadoes. Join NOAA for a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) on severe weather research and prediction on April 27, 2017. Severe weather touches every state in the U.S. Tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, hail, strong winds, and floods are real threats […]

Collaboration improves UK and US radar techniques to improve forecasts

The national weather radar system used throughout the United States by NOAA National Weather Service  forecasters to “see” weather across the country is unique because it can be upgraded and modified with the newest capabilities, unlike other systems worldwide. Because of this, and the need to work with experts in radar signal processing for improving […]

OU, AT&T and The Weather Channel Collaborate to Transmit Potentially Life-Saving Information during Severe Weather

The University of Oklahoma, AT&T and The Weather Channel have collaborated to equip several of OU’s Advanced Radar Research Center’s mobile research trucks with enhanced severe weather technology. These enhanced trucks will soon have cameras capable of streaming live video and near real-time radar data during severe weather events. Storm data and video provide meteorologists […]

Interim director chosen as outstanding faculty member

University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies Interim Director Randy Peppler was recognized by OU’s Student Government Association yesterday. Each year SGA recognizes an outstanding faculty member. Nominations are sent to an SGA committee of student leaders who then select recipients of the award. Peppler was presented the SGA Outstanding Faculty Award  from the […]

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CIMMS researchers involved with testbed experiments

The NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed,  a joint project of the National Weather Service and the National Severe Storms Laboratory, is buzzing with activity again as the Experimental Warning Program focuses on its second of three years of testing probabilistic hazards with Hazard Services software. The objective is to improve severe weather warnings. During severe storms, […]

Student places for weather simulation video game

University of Oklahoma Computer Science Senior Taner Davis won second place for his research on a weather simulation video game, “Storm Lab,” at the 22nd Annual Research Day at the Capitol on March 27-28, 2017. Davis’ research was funded by the OU Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS). Davis’ presentation was titled “Large-Scale Weather […]

Course provides hands-on practice for forecasters to help save lives

Noise emanates from a lab on the fourth floor of the National Weather Center in Norman — 20 plus people are all talking at once, but that’s a good thing. In just four weeks, more than 95 National Weather Service forecasters completed rigorous week-long workshops as part of the Radar & Applications Course, hosted by […]

CIMMS researcher recognized by magazine

A CIMMS researcher is being recognized by Training magazine. Megan Taylor, a CIMMS research associate, was named an Emerging Training Leader by Training magazine. She will be featured in the May/June 2017 issue. “Just being nominated is a huge honor, let alone actually being awarded with the title of Emerging Training Leader,” she said. “I’m also […]

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