Broadcasters Sit in the Warning Hot Seat Through OU and National Weather Service Pilot Project
Broadcast meteorologists in the Baltimore, Washington, and Charlottesville, Va, television markets recently participated in a pilot program to demonstrate a new kind of training simulation on issuing severe weather warnings. National Weather Service (NWS) meteorologists Erik Taylor and Chris Strong from the Baltimore/Washington forecast office, visited the TV stations and guided the broadcasters through a simulation ...go to article
Posted - June 05, 2023
Scientists hope research will enhance wildfire forecasting
Wildfires burn through nearly 6.9 million acres in the United States each year, putting 4.5 million homes at extreme or high risk, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Researchers are hoping to save lives by improving forecasting tools for these dangerous fires that plague mostly the West and Southwest United States.
Thomas Jones, a research scientist at the Cooperative ...go to article
Posted - May 15, 2023
Weather drones to measure atmosphere ahead of summer storms in Oklahoma, Texas
Scientists from the Cooperative Institute for Severe and High-Impact Weather Research and Operations (CIWRO) at the University of Oklahoma will embark on a new field study this summer to collect lower atmospheric observations prior to severe thunderstorms. The project, Oklahoma UAS Targeted Flights for Low-level Observations of Weather (OUTFLOW), will concentrate on portions of northern and western Oklahoma and ...go to article
Posted - April 10, 2023
Graduate Assistantship Recipient Explores Effects of Extreme Heat on Communities
Two years ago, Ebone Smith set out to study the social impacts of extreme heat and provide solutions to an Oklahoma community. But to her surprise, encouragement and resilience go both ways. Partners and collaborators in northeastern Oklahoma City have infused the University of Oklahoma student’s research with hope and a vision for her career.
Smith is the first recipient of the Research to Transform Diversity ...go to article
Posted - February 20, 2023
Scientists expand PERiLS tornado study
for second year of research
Hundreds of research scientists from across the country will track severe storms this spring in an attempt to better understand how prominent tornadoes in the southeastern United States form.
PERiLS (Propagation, Evolution and Rotation in Linear Storms) is one of the largest and most comprehensive field studies of its kind, examining the conditions before, during and after quasi-linear convective storms – ...go to article
Posted - December 05, 2022
OU Engineers Offer Glimpse Into Future with State-of-the-Art Radar Technology
An estimated quarter-million lines of code were required for computer-generated imagery in the movie “Twister,” giving audiences a big-screen view of simulated tornadoes. But that’s only a fraction of the technology required to track the real storms. University of Oklahoma radar engineers have already created approximately 1.8 million lines of code to operate the most advanced weather radar in ...go to article