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Kimberly Klockow McClain

Research Scientist and Societal Applications Coordinator

I specialize in behavioral science focused on weather and climate risk, especially issues in the communication of forecast uncertainty and hazardous weather warnings. I pursue this research through mixed methodologies, including post-event interviews, surveys, focus groups, and experiments.


PhD Human/Hazards Geography (2013), University of Oklahoma

MS Professional Meteorology, University of Oklahoma (2008)

BS Honors Economics, Purdue University (2006)

BS Synoptic Meteorology, Purdue University (2006)


UCAR Research Scientist and Policy Advisor, NOAA/OAR/OWAQ, Silver Spring, MD

AMS/UCAR Congressional Science Fellow, Washington, D.C.

Graduate Research Assistant, Norman, OK

Research Team(s):

Societal Impacts