CIMMS researcher follows her passion for science

* Note: This is part of a series of profiles about OU CIMMS employees working at the National Weather Service Training Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Katie Vigil always asks questions and she’s loved science since she was a kid, but it wasn’t until high school when she knew she wanted to be a researcher. […]

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 […]

For the love of teaching: CIMMS employee utilizes background to improve training

*Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of profiles about OU CIMMS employees working at the National Weather Service Training Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Looking at Denise Balukas – she’s wearing a black T-shirt, slacks, boots and her NOAA name badge – she looks like most researchers at the National Weather Service […]

CIMMS employees create service-oriented training initiative

Helping forecasters more effectively communicate forecasts is the goal of a new training initiative coordinated by University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies Research Associates Megan Taylor, Denise Balukas and Brent Pesel. Working at the National Weather Service Training Center in Kansas City, Missouri, they are creating an extensive training course for NWS […]

Back to science: Megan Taylor

*Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of profiles about OU CIMMS employees working at the National Weather Service Training Center in Kansas, City, Missouri. Living in Eugene, Oregon, Megan Taylor was tired of working in broadcast journalism. She still loved meteorology and wanted to stay in the field. Fortunately, someone told her […]