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David Jahn

CIMMS Research Scientist II

David’s research involves improving tornado probability forecasts by investigating what are the optimal convective-allowing model storm and environmental parameters, including appropriate combinations of such, to distinguish tornadic storms. He is also investigating how well commonly-used objective-based forecast evaluation methods concur with subjective assessments by operational forecasters.

Education

Ph.D. in Meteorology and Wind Energy Science, Engineering and Policy, May 2016, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

M.S. in Meteorology, Aug 1995, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Aug 1991, University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado

B.S. in Engineering Science with German minor, summa cum laude, Dec 1986, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Experience

Research Scientist II (Jan. 2019 -- present), Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Postdoctoral Researcher (June 2016 – Dec. 2018), Dept. of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Iowa State University, Ames, IA

NSF IGERT Fellow (Aug. 2012 – June 2016), Wind Energy Science, Engineering, and Policy Program, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Research Scientist and Advisor to the CEP on US-related Operations (Dec 2005 – Aug 2009), Weathernews, Inc., Chiba, Japan

English Language Instructor and Business Liaison (Mar 2004 – Aug 2005), Open Door Information Resource Center, Dandong, China (PRC)

Managing Director and Research Scientist (Jun 2001 – Jan 2004), Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Associate Director and Research Scientist (Jun 1998 – Jun 2001), Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Assistant Director and Research Scientist (Jun 1995 – Jun 1998), Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Research Team(s):

CIMMS at SPC