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 […]

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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