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Jami Boettcher

Research Assistant

As a radar meteorologist, I support the research work of the Advanced Radar Techniques (ART) team at NSSL. I help the radar engineers better refine the performance of the Signal Processing and Radar Characteristics (SPARC) Simulator, which is used for multiple projects. I select weather events, i.e. “cases”, for SPARC simulations, which I then analyze for data quality impacts on interpretation. My analysis is based on my judgement regarding interpretation of radar data that support National Weather Service (NWS) forecast and warning decisions. I served many years training NWS forecasters on upgrades to the WSR-88D, and relied on NSSL radar engineers to inform my training development. Those years taught me to value interdisciplinary work which is so important to the success of the ART team’s research projects.


M.S. Applied Math, University of Tulsa, 1991

B.S. Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, 1980


Instructor, National Weather Service, Warning Decision Training Division, Norman, OK

Hydrologist, National Weather Service River Forecast Center, Tulsa, OK

Meteorologist Intern, then Meteorologist, National Weather Service Forecast Office, Albuquerque, NM

Student Trainee, National Weather Service Forecast Office, Tulsa, OK

Research Team(s):

Phased Array Meteorological Studies