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Kent Knopfmeier

Research Associate II

Kent is involved with two major research efforts at CIWRO/NSSL, the NOAA Warn-on-Forecast (WoF) project and the Hazardous Weather Testbed Spring Forecasting Experiment (HWT-SFE). His WoF-related research includes serving as a co-developer and real-time run manager of the NSSL Experimental WoF System for ensembles (NEWS-e), a prototype, storm-scale, ensemble data assimilation system designed to improve the prediction of hazardous weather phenomena, such as thunderstorm rotation, hail, high winds, and flash flooding. He has a multi-faceted role in the HWT-SFE, including managing the real-time flow and the archive of the various numerical weather prediction model data used during the experiment and facilitating the various activities completed.

Education

2007, M.S. Purdue University, atmospheric science

2005, B.S. Purdue University, synoptic meteorology

Experience

2017-Present, Research Associate II, CIWRO, University of Oklahoma and the NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL), Norman, OK

2009-2016, Research Associate I, CIWRO, University of Oklahoma and the NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL), Norman, OK

Research Team(s):

Testbeds, Assessment and Post-Processing