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The Cooperative Institute for Severe and High-Impact Weather Research and Operations (CIWRO) is the largest research center at the University of Oklahoma, employing more than 215 researchers, support personnel and students. CIWRO was established in 2021, and extends cooperative programs between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and OU that have existed continually since 1978. CIWRO connects the scientific and technical resources of OU and NOAA with the goal of improving the basic understanding of weather and transitioning that understanding to operations to produce better forecasts that save lives and property.



OU Receives $1.4 Million Grant for Wildfire Research

The Cooperative Institute for Severe and High-Impact Weather Research and Operations (CIWRO) at the University of Oklahoma has received $1.4 million to conduct research into mitigating the impacts of wildfires across the country. The grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is part of a $34 million national initiative to improve the understanding ...
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CIWRO scientists empower teens in robotics competitions

By day, Travis Smith leads a team of meteorologists working to improve the quality of warnings for severe convective weather events. By night, he leads a team of teen engineers building robots to engage their community and play a fierce game of basketball. Smith is a senior research associate at the Cooperative Institute for Severe and High-Impact Weather Research and Operations (CIWRO). With nearly ...
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Broadcasters Sit in the Warning Hot Seat Through OU and National Weather Service Pilot Project

Broadcast meteorologists in the Baltimore, Washington, and Charlottesville, Va, television markets recently participated in a pilot program to demonstrate a new kind of training simulation on issuing severe weather warnings. National Weather Service (NWS) meteorologists Erik Taylor and Chris Strong from the Baltimore/Washington forecast office, visited the TV stations and guided the broadcasters through a simulation ...
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