New data product offers a more complete picture of storms

Researchers are excited to announce the release of a new, extensive data product that combines a multitude of data sources to help researchers, forecasters, and weather enthusiasts. The Multi-Year Reanalysis of Remotely Sensed Storms Project, or MYRORSS combines individual radar data with other sources, like weather models and lightning data, for a more complete picture […]

Researchers study lower atmosphere to answer remaining questions

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While scientists have learned a lot about our planet, questions remain about the lowest part of the atmosphere where we live. Researchers at the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory are looking for answers. Utilizing a series of instruments located in a mobile research unit, researchers are analyzing data gathered by those tools to improve severe […]

CIMMS announces award recipients

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The University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies has announced the recipients of its second annual CIMMS awards. The three awards are for Outstanding Publication, Outstanding Achievement in Research or Research Support by an Individual or Team, and Outstanding Achievement in Outreach, Education, or Service by an Individual or Team. The award for […]

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OU SMART Radar Team to Intercept Hurricane Laura

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The University of Oklahoma’s Shared Mobile Atmospheric Research and Teaching (SMART) radar team is deploying two mobile weather radars to the northern Gulf Coast to study the landfall of what is expected to become Hurricane Laura. The project is sponsored by the National Institute for Standards and Technology as part of their National Windstorm Research […]

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

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‘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

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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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