CIMMS director, scientists travel to the remote Southern Ocean to study cloud formation

In January month, an international team of scientists headed to the remote Southern Ocean for six weeks to tackle one of the region’s many persistent mysteries: its clouds. What they discover will be used to improve climate models, which routinely underestimate the amount of solar radiation reflected back into space by clouds in the region. […]

One CIMMS: Q&A with Andy Wood

For the month of February the Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies at the University of Oklahoma is publishing a series of stories highlighting CIMMS’s past, present and future by highlighting its employees. CIMMS is diverse because of its employees — who represent a variety of entities and areas of research. One Q&A segment will […]

Peter Lamb Postdoctoral Fellowship announced

The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies announces the opening of the prestigious Peter Lamb Postdoctoral Fellowship. The fellowship is named after former Director and University of Oklahoma Meteorology Professor Dr. Peter Lamb. Lamb passed away in May 2014. “It is fitting that CIMMS postdoctoral award be named after the former director of CIMMS, Pete […]

CIMMS Researchers present at AMS 98th Annual Meeting

Several researchers with The University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies are scheduled to present at the American Meteorological Society 98th Annual Meeting. The conference is in Austin, Texas, from Jan. 7-11. CIMMS presenters are scheduled Monday through Thursday, presenting posters, papers and more. For the full AMS schedule, see the program. Abstract […]

Legacy of former CIMMS director continues to grow

The legacy of a former director at The University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies continues to grow. Former Director and Meteorology Professor Dr. Peter Lamb passed away in May 2014 but he continues to impact future generations. In early November, Lamb’s sister Joy Oakly presented the Lamb Memorial Prize. The Lamb Memorial […]

Hands-on training offers opportunity for researchers

Squeezing through the stairwell doorway, a group of six researchers from the National Weather Center alternate walking down the stairs carrying an injured person to safety. Hours before they applied a tourniquet to a coworker and learned other disaster medical operations. The group was not participating in a drill but training to be a Community […]

CIMMS Researchers present at American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

Several University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies researchers are scheduled to present or have their research presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. The conference is in New Orleans from Dec. 11-15. CIMMS presenters are scheduled Sunday through Thursday, presenting posters, papers and more. For the full NWA scheduled, check out […]

Testing technology to improve forecasting ease

Colored satellite images are often used by meteorologists to identify important weather features, but what happens when a forecaster has trouble seeing those colors? Several products allow forecasters to change color contrast and visibility, but one research scientist set out to see how well those tools work. Katie Vigil, Research Scientist with the Cooperative Institute […]

Focusing on the future: Researchers participate in learning institute

Ever wonder how a radar functions and gets those colorful images seen on tv and the internet? As part of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Oklahoma, Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies researchers are teaching a class on NEXRAD Weather Radar. The nearly month long class — “NEXRAD Weather Radar: How it […]