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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Students place in AMS competition

OU CIMMS and School of Meteorology PhD student Katie Wilson won first place poster presentation category in the American Meteorological Society‘s 7th Transition of Research to Operations Conference student competition. Wilson’s poster presentation was titled, “An Instantaneous Self-Assessment of Forecaster Cognitive Workload.” The competition was a part of AMS’ Annual Meeting in Seattle. Congrats, Katie! […]

CIMMS at NSSL: Sebastian Torres

If he were to write his autobiography, the title of the book might be “From Gaucho to Cowboy”. Sebastian Torres grew up  in Argentina, and earned his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in his native country. In 1997, he came to the University of Oklahoma, where he attained a Master’s degree in the same field. […]

CIMMS at NSSL: Darrel Kingfield

He’s been around the National Weather Center since 2007, but you might not know everything he’s been up to! Darrel earned his bachelor’s degree in 2006 from Purdue University. After college, he was outsourced to India (seriously!) before making his way to Norman and and the NOAA National Weather Service’s Warning Decision Training Branch (now […]