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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.


Weather drones to measure atmosphere ahead of summer storms in Oklahoma, Texas

Scientists from the Cooperative Institute for Severe and High-Impact Weather Research and Operations (CIWRO) at the University of Oklahoma will embark on a new field study this summer to collect lower atmospheric observations prior to severe thunderstorms. The project, Oklahoma UAS Targeted Flights for Low-level Observations of Weather (OUTFLOW), will concentrate on portions of northern and western Oklahoma and ...
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Graduate Assistantship Recipient Explores Effects of Extreme Heat on Communities

Two years ago, Ebone Smith set out to study the social impacts of extreme heat and provide solutions to an Oklahoma community. But to her surprise, encouragement and resilience go both ways. Partners and collaborators in northeastern Oklahoma City have infused the University of Oklahoma student’s research with hope and a vision for her career. Smith is the first recipient of the Research to Transform Diversity ...
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Scientists expand PERiLS tornado study for second year of research

Hundreds of research scientists from across the country will track severe storms this spring in an attempt to better understand how prominent tornadoes in the southeastern United States form. PERiLS (Propagation, Evolution and Rotation in Linear Storms) is one of the largest and most comprehensive field studies of its kind, examining the conditions before, during and after quasi-linear convective storms – ...
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