OU CIMMS launches school-aged science classes

OU CIMMS launches school-aged science classes  The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies at the University of Oklahoma is excited to announce the launch of the virtual learning experience, OU CIMMS Science Class.  The videos are a compilation of science classes presented by OU CIMMS researchers. Each video features a short presentation and interactive experiment for school ages first grade through middle […]

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ARM Data Quality Office Celebrates Two Decades Of Service

Standing in front of a neutral backdrop for a group photo are five staff members of the ARM Data Quality Office.

‘IT’S ALL ABOUT THE DATA’ For those close to the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement user facility, an unofficial slogan might be, “It’s all about the data.” But the users who integrate ARM data in their research may say, “It’s all about the quality of the data.” Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, the ARM Data Quality (DQ) […]

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Recently Published: Climate Studies

Zeke Baker

Climate scientists are increasingly important to understanding how society relates to its environment. Yet, we still don’t know much about how social processes shape what climate science looks like — including who practices it, how climate knowledge is made, and how such knowledge is applied. Knowing more about these social processes can improve science. Zeke […]

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Founder of Instrumental Radar Techniques Passes Away

A member of the meteorology community, Leslie “Les” Lemon, passed away in late May.  Lemon was an eminent radar meteorologist during his career and saw it as his mission to aid forecasters on the interpretation of what they saw before the formalization of forecaster training.  Lemon had an extensive resume. He worked for CIMMS, the […]

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Research Continues to Improve Forecasting Tools

Hand drawn atmospheric map analysis of the United States displayed in a Google Hangout conference call.

Weather forecasters use a suite of sophisticated computer models to help them predict the weather every day. To make better forecasts, you need better models. That’s where researchers play an important role. Every spring for more than 20 years, researchers and forecasters have come together in the NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed to evaluate and improve […]

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Q&A with Researcher Cassandra Shivers-Williams

A Women’s History Month profile Severe weather researchers focus on more than just storms. They also study how people interpret and react to severe weather warnings and communications about severe weather. Cassandra Shivers-Williams studies just that — how the public responds to severe weather information. One specific item she studies is how people’s individual differences […]

Q&A with Researcher Jill Hardy

A Women’s History Month profile Every NOAA National Weather Service forecaster across the nation travels to Norman, Oklahoma, for professional training with the NWS Warning Decision Training Division. Forecasters receive training on all factors, including the stress involved in issuing warnings for tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and flash floods. Jill Hardy specializes in flash flood warning […]

Q&A with Researcher Thea Sandmael

A Women’s History Month profile Researchers are constantly studying new ways to help weather forecasters utilize the vast amount of data provided by the nation’s Doppler radar network. Thea Sandmael is using her meteorological and computer programming skills to get them the information they need to issue life-saving severe weather forecasts and warnings to the […]