CIMMS at NSSL: David Warde

David Warde, Scientist/Researcher (CIMMS/NSSL) Background: B.S., Dual Major: Management Computer Information Systems/Computer Science, Park University, 2003 A.S., Electronic/Instrument, Regents College, 1997 Experience: Originally from Nebraska, David served in the United States Navy as Senior Chief Petty Officer Aviation Electronics Technician/Aircrewman. From 2003 to 2008, he worked as Radar Systems Engineer support contractor for the WSR-88D […]

Hazardous Weather Testbed Earns NWA Award

The team that contributes to the Hazardous Weather Testbed was selected to receive the Larry R. Johnson Special Award at the 40th Annual Meeting of the National Weather Association on October 21, 2015. This prestigious award is given to an individual or group that has made significant contributions to the field of operational meteorology. NOAA’s […]

CIMMS Director Position Announcement

The University of Oklahoma invites nominations and applications for a dynamic, visionary leader to serve as Director of the highly successful Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) … View the PDF announcement for details CIMMS 2015 Director Position

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Jill Hardy Selected for “30 Under 30”

CIMMS Scientist Jill Hardy, a research associate at NOAA’s National Weather Service Warning Decision Training Division, was selected for the “30 Under 30” panel at Elliot Masie’s Learning 2015 Conference. The conference runs from November 1 – November 4 in Orlando, Florida. Jill will be presenting at the meeting alongside Andy Wood, a CIMMS colleague, […]

CIMMS Contributors to MRMS Silver Medal

In July, Under Secretary of Commerce Kathryn D. Sullivan announced the award of a NOAA Silver Medal for engineering/science achievement to the team that worked on the Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor program at NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory. While only Federal employees were named on the award, many CIMMS researchers were involved in this collaboration, and we […]

CIMMS at NSSL: Mark Weber

Mark Weber, Senior Research Physicist (IPA) Background: Ph.D. Geophysics, Rice University, 1979 B.A. Physics, Washington University Experience: Mark was with the Naval Research Center from 1981-1984, then joined MIT Lincoln Laboratory through 2014. At Lincoln Lab, he was Assistant Head of the Homeland Protection and Air Traffic Control Division. Prior to holding this title, he […]

NWA Annual Meeting 2015

OU’s Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies will be well-represented when the National Weather Association’s Annual Meeting kicks off on Saturday, October 17, 2015 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. There are 26 CIMMS researchers who will present their work – some more than once! A total of 35 presentations on the meeting agenda are linked to […]

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 […]