Kim Elmore, Research Scientist (CIMMS/NSSL)
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 field work on various projects. Most recently, he has played an instrumental role in developing the mPING app for NSSL, which has received wide acclaim.
What He Does: The mPING app was developed as a crowd-sourcing tool for collecting weather reports. mPING stands for Meteorological Phenomenon Identification Near the Ground. The app provides an opportunity for individuals to immediately share their weather observations, which then become archived and publically accessible. This information helps NOAA’s National Weather Service to fine-tune their forecasts, and assists NSSL in developing new radar and forecasting technologies and techniques.
Download mPING – http://mping.nssl.noaa.gov/
Check out mPING in the White House blog – https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2015/09/09/open-science-and-innovation-people-people-people