Can’t stop, won’t stop: Researchers continue to improve operational products

Hazardous weather research does not stop once the finalized product is in the hands of NOAA National Weather Service forecasters and decision makers. Research may continue to update and improve current products, like those with the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor system. MRMS was developed to produce severe weather and precipitation products aimed […]

mPING awarded for help in operational meteorology

The National Weather Association recently awarded the  mPING  development team for help the application has provided in meteorology. The Meteorological Phenomena Identification Near the Ground – or mPING – team was awarded the Larry R. Johnson Special Award for significantly contributing to operational meteorology. “For creating the mPING applications which improved forecast operations by significantly increasing […]

CIMMS employee receives AMS Editor’s Award

The American Meteorological Society recently announced 2019 award and honor recipients. Among those named was CIMMS Researcher Kimberly Klockow-McClain. Klockow-McClain received an Editor’s Award for Weather Climate and Society. The reason provided for the award was, “for [Klockow-McClain’s] insightful, constructive, and extremely knowledgeable reviews.” Klockow-McClain is a research scientist at CIMMS. Working with NOAA’s National Severe […]

CIMMS employees continue to place at AMS conferences

Sarah Borg

Several University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies travel to various American Meteorological Society conferences and professional development opportunities, sharing their research with others, throughout the summer. Among those was Sarah Borg, CIMMS employee and OU School of Meteorology graduate student. In early July Borg participated in AMS’ 15th Conference on Cloud Physics and […]

NSSL research project gathered information about tornadoes in new way

Researchers in front of a mobile radar unit and the NOAAP-3 airplane.

NOAA researchers from the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory had a different view of tornadoes this spring — flying high above them in a NOAA P-3 “Hurricane Hunter” aircraft. During the Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes EXperiment-Southeast project, or VORTEX-SE, scientists collected data on several isolated supercells and large convective systems during […]

CIMMS welcomes new ARM research team member

Austin King

The University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies is proud to announce a new member to its team supporting the ARM Climate Research Facility Data Quality Office. Austin King is a CIMMS research associate supporting ARM’s DQ Office. King will help advance the mission of the DQ Office by developing and maintaining tools […]

NOAA HWT Hosts Annual Spring Forecasting Experiment

For for the next five weeks NOAA’s Hazardous Weather Testbed Experimental Forecast Program is focused on one topic — using cutting-edge computer models to improve predictions of hazardous weather from one hour to several hours to several days in advance. The aim of such an experiment is to support NOAA’s goal of more accurate severe […]

CIMMS researchers, graduate assistants place in AMS competitions

Makenzie Krocak presenting her poster.

Several University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies traveled to Austin for the American Meteorological Society’s Annual Meeting in January. They competed in poster and oral presentations. OU CIMMS Graduate Research Assistant and School of Meteorology student Hristo Chipilski won first place poster presentation  in the American Meteorological Society‘s PECAN Symposium student competition. Chipilski’s […]