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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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! […]

Corey Potvin named PECASE winner

On January 9, President Barack Obama named 102 scientists and researchers to receive the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) – Dr. Corey Potvin, CIMMS Research Scientist, is one of the recipients! He is the only recipient from the University of Oklahoma and was nominated by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The […]