CIMMS at NSSL: David Schvartzman

David Schvartzman, Radar Research Associate (CIMMS/NSSL) Background: M.S. Radar Engineering, University of Oklahoma, 2015 B.S. Electronics Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Asunción, 2011 Experience: As an engineering student in Paraguay, David connected with NSSL/CIMMS’ Sebastian Torres, who would become an invaluable mentor and advisor. Through this partnership, David was encouraged to make the move to Oklahoma, […]

CIMMS at NSSL: Patrick Skinner

Patrick Skinner, NRC Postdoctoral Research Associate (CIMMS/NSSL) Background: Ph.D., Wind Science and Engineering, Texas Tech, 2014 M.S. Atmospheric Sciences, Texas Tech, 2009 B.S. Earth Sciences – Meteorology, U. of Northern Colorado, 2003 Experience: Patrick had an interesting journey to becoming a meteorologist, which included a few stints at Dominos pizza! From those experiences, he learned […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]