CIMMS at NSSL: Kiel Ortega

Kiel Ortega, Research Associate (CIMMS/NSSL) Background: M.S. University of Oklahoma, 2008 B.S. University of Oklahoma, 2005 Experience: Kiel was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. He began his career in 2004 as an undergraduate assistant with OU’s Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies. He became a graduate assistant in 2005, then research associate in 2008. […]

2015 Dean’s Award for Outstanding Service: Andy Wood

Dean Berrien Moore III announced today that CIMMS scientist Andy Wood has been awarded the 2015 Dean’s Award for Outstanding Service by the University of Oklahoma. This award recognizes exceptional accomplishments in service during the previous year. Andy was selected for his fine work with NOAA’s Warning Decision Training Division. He has demonstrated superior commitment […]

CIMMS at NSSL: Kim Elmore

Kim Elmore, Research Scientist (CIMMS/NSSL) Background: M.S., Ph.D. Meteorology, University of Oklahoma B.S. Meteorology, University of Oklahoma Experience: Kim worked for the National Center for Atmospheric Research before coming to NSSL in 1995. During his 20+ years as a research scientist here, he has developed new radar techniques, statistical verification and extraction methods, and performed […]

AMS Radar Conference

The 37th Conference on Radar Meteorology is taking place in Norman, Oklahoma this week. The conference runs from Monday, September 14 – Friday, September 18, 2015. The University of Oklahoma’s Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies is pleased to have an outstanding presence at this year’s conference. There are 52 CIMMS employees either presenting or […]

Gab at the Lab Celebration

CIMMS was proud to be a part of the first Gab at the Lab celebration, signfiying our partnership with NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory. The event was held at the National Weather Center on Friday, September 11, 2015. Gab at the Lab is a monthly meeting conducted by NSSL, which provides a platform for researchers […]

CIMMS at NSSL: Dusty Wheatley

Dusty Wheatley, Research Scientist (CIMMS/NSSL) Background: M.S., Ph.D. Atmospheric Science, Purdue University B.A. Mathematics, Bellarmine University Experience: Dusty is a native of Louisville, Kentucky. He earned his undergraduate degree in math from Bellarmine University and his graduate degrees in atmospheric science from Purdue University. Upon completion of his graduate studies in 2007, he joined NSSL […]

CIMMS at NSSL: Kodi Nemunaitis-Monroe

Kodi Nemunaitis-Monroe, NOAA Sea Grant Weather & Climate Extension Specialist Background: Ph.D., Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, 2014 M.S. Meteorology, University of Oklahoma B.S. Meteorology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2001 What She Does: Kodi oversees NOAA’s Coastal and Inland Flooding Observation and Warning (CI-FLOW) project. This research is aimed at predicting total water levels (rainfall + river […]

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 […]