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Derek Stratman

Research Scientist I

As a CIWRO Research Scientist in the NSSL’s Warn-on-Forecast research and development group, Dr. Stratman’s research interests primarily focus on ensemble-based, storm-scale (< 4 km) analyses and short-term (< 6 h) forecasts of severe convective weather, data assimilation techniques/methods, storm-scale predictability, and forecast verification using traditional, spatial, and object-based techniques. More specifically, Dr. Stratman is currently exploring the impacts of assimilating phased-array radar data at different temporal frequencies on storm-scale analyses and short-term forecasts of severe storms. Additionally, he is investigating the impact of correcting storm displacement errors during the data assimilation process using his own version of the feature alignment technique (FAT).


Ph.D. in Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, 2016

M.S. in Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, 2011

B.S. in Meteorology, Valparaiso University, 2009


2017 – Present, Research Scientist, Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, Norman, Oklahoma

2016 – 2017, NRC Postdoctoral Research Associate, National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, Oklahoma

2016, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms, Norman, Oklahoma

Research Team(s):

Satellite Data Assimilation and Microphysics