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Steve Cocks

Research Scientist II

Steve was hired by OU CIWRO to work as a research scientist with the NSSL Hydro-Meteorology group in January 2014.?He currently works with the Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor (MRMS) project and is providing much of the verification and validation for the new MRMS Q3 Dual Pol QPE algorithm as well as continuous evaluation of the various MRMS hydro-meteorological algorithms. Steve also interfaces regularly with National Weather Service and DOD forecasters and management regarding the use of MRMS products in order to find ways to further improve MRMS hydro-meteorological algorithms.


PhD Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University, 2003

M.S. Atmospheric Sciences, Colorado State University, 1997

B.S. Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, 1992


Jan. 2014 present, Research Meteorologist, Severe/Hydrometeorology Group, NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL), Norman, OK

June 2009 June 2012, Applications Branch Chief, Radar Operations Center, National Weather Service/NOAA and United States Air Force, Norman, OK

August 2006 June 2009, Staff Meteorologist, Systems Program Office, Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, NM

January 2004 August 2006, Staff Meteorologist/Aviation Forecaster/Acquisitions, Cape Canaveral/Patrick Air Force Base, FL

January 1999 August 2000, Air Force Meteorologist in Charge, Anderson Air Force Base, Guam

July 1997 January 1999, Tropical Cyclone Forecaster/Techniques Development Officer, Joint-Typhoon Warning Center, Guam

September 1992 August 1995, Aviation Forecaster/Staff Meteorologist, Tinker Air Force Base, OK

Research Team(s):

Stormscale Hydrometeorology