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  • Welcome From The Director

    Dr. Parson's

    Welcome to the website for the School of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma. While the School is most well known for national leadership in the areas of severe storms, mesoscale dynamics, convective-scale modeling and radar studies, we also cover such research areas such as boundary layer and urban meteorology, climate, data assimilation, tropical meteorology, lightning, cloud physics, dynamics,and even polar studies. The faculty collaborate with hydrologists, researchers working on ecosystem modeling and the societal and economic aspects of weather.

    My term as Director started in July 2010. I am proud to join the OU after spending over two decades at the National Center in Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado with sabbaticals at U of Reading, Meteo France and the UN system with the World Meteorological Organization. Coming to the School of Meteorology was one of the best decisions of my professional career.

    The facilities here at the National Weather Center are excellent and our co-location with research and operational laboratories of NOAA and OU research centers provides an unparalleled opportunities for research and educational opportunities that often includes internships. The result is an engaged student body with a variety of student organizations with activities that range from advising the Director on the student prospective on education to social functions, talks by experts in our field and community outreach. For more information about the School of Meteorology, please read our fact sheet.

  • Faculty and Research

    The School of Meteorology is most well known for national leadership in the areas of severe storms, mesoscale dynamics, convective-scale modeling and radar studies. We are much more than severe weather research at SoM, covering such research areas as boundary layer and urban meteorology, climate, data assimilation, tropical meteorology, lightning, cloud physics, dynamics, and even polar studies.

    Air Quality & Boundary Layer

    Chilson, Fedorovich, Klein, Leslie

    Climate Variability/Change

    Cavallo, Lamb, Morrissey, Postawko

    Richman

    Cloud Physics/Lightning

    Beasley, Biggerstaff, Straka, Zhang

    Data Assimilation & NWP

    Carr, Cavallo, Droegemeier, Leslie

    Shapiro, Wang, Xue

    Dynamics

    Cavallo, Fedorovich, Fiedler, Leslie

    Shapiro, Xue

    Mesoscale

    Biggerstaff, Bluestein, Cavallo, Xue

    Droegemeier, Fiedler, Shapiro, Straka

    Radar Meteorology

    Biggerstaff, Bluestein, Shapiro, Snow, Straka

    Radar Physics/Remote Sensing

    Chilson, Palmer, Zhang

    Statistical Analysis

    Chilson, Morrissey, Palmer, Richman

    Synoptic

    Bluestein, Carr, Cavallo, Crawford

    Tropical

    Biggerstaff, Leslie, Morrissey, Postawko

  • NWC and Partners

    The School of Meteorology is located on the 5th floor of the National Weather Center on the campus of the University of Oklahoma. The 244,000-square-foot building opened its doors in September 2006. One of the largest facilities of its kind in the world, it houses 12 University of Oklahoma, state, and federal organizations with more than 650 employees, faculty, researchers and students.

  • Academics

     

    Visit our academics page for more information!

    http://som.ou.edu/academics.php

     

  • Alumni

    The School of Meteorology has limited general funds and modest scholarship and fellowship funds from which many student educational and professional development needs are met. The only sources of these funds are gifts from alumni and friends. Each year, the requests for assistance far exceed the amounts available.

    Support a specific need with a gift of any amount and make a real difference in the lives of current and future students in the School of Meteorology. Examples of the school's needs are found here. Gifts can be targeted to any of these items.


    Latest News

    Fall 2011 MeteoGram: Newsletter of the SoM

Recent News

recent news

 

In Memory of Dr. Peter J. Lamb

CIMMS Director

George Lynn Cross Research Professor

June 21, 1947 - May 28, 2014

NWC Colloquium and Seminar Series

Title: TBASpeaker: Dr. Howard Bluestein
OU School of Meteorology
Affiliation: When: Tue, Sep 30th, 2014 @ 3:30 pmWhere: NWC Rm. 1313
Title: TBASpeaker: Dr. Anthony DidlakeAffiliation: When: Tue, Oct 07th, 2014 @ 3:30 pmWhere: NWC Rm. 1313
Title: TBASpeaker: Dr. Inanc SenocakAffiliation: When: Tue, Oct 28th, 2014 @ 3:30 pmWhere: NWC Rm. 1313
Title: TBASpeaker: Dr. Juan Pedro MelladoAffiliation: When: Tue, Dec 09th, 2014 @ 3:30 pmWhere: NWC Rm. 1313

Graduate Profiles

David Moran

recent grads

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Steven Cavallo

Student Spotlight

Nicole Ramsey