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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.



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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Scientists hope research will enhance wildfire forecasting

Wildfires burn through nearly 6.9 million acres in the United States each year, putting 4.5 million homes at extreme or high risk, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Researchers are hoping to save lives by improving forecasting tools for these dangerous fires that plague mostly the West and Southwest United States. Thomas Jones, a research scientist at the Cooperative ...
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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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