In my job as a radar engineer and research scientist, I collaborate with other engineers and meteorologists at National Severe Storms Lab (NSSL) and The University of Oklahoma (OU) to develop weather radar signal processing techniques. Generally speaking, the goal of these techniques is to maximize meteorologically-relevant information that can be extracted from radar returns. As an OU/NSSL researcher, I have the privilege to play with several state-of-the-art weather radars. One of them is the KOUN radar, a WSR-88D research radar operated by NSSL. Another radar is the National Weather Radar Testbed phased-array radar (NWRT PAR) which is based on a phased-array antenna loaned to us by the U.S. Navy.
A big component of my job is the transfering of new science to the operational environment. This can be a complex but very rewarding process. For this, I work closely with engineers and meteorologist from the National Weather Service's Radar Operations Center (ROC) .
For a brief description of some of the projects I've been working on, follow one these links:
Also, visit the official NSSL webpage on weather radar research.
We recently received a second award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for our research project "Understanding the Relationship Between Tornadoes and Debris Through Observed and Simulated Radar Data."
This fall, I had the honor and privilege to teach an OLLI class with my friend and colleague Jami Boettcher. "NEXRAD Weather Radar: How it Works and What Those Images Tell Us" kept us busy for 5 weeks this fall.
Our paper "Bootstrap Dual-Polarimetric Spectral Density Estimator" made the cover of the April 2017 issue of the IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing journal.
I have accepted to serve as an associate editor for the American Meteorological Society’s Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology.
I have been chosen as the winner of the 2016 OU College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences Dean’s Award for Outstanding Service.