Office: NWC 5238
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Dr Basara’s specific research interests are focused on the integration of our understanding across weather, climate, water, and ecosystems. His research activities includes land-atmosphere interactions, the physical processes which impact the development of the planetary boundary layer, droughts, flash floods, the development, validation, and improvement of land surface models used in numerical weather prediction, urban meteorology, severe weather, instrumentation, severe winter weather, and the validation of remotely sensed soil moisture and skin temperature from satellite mounted instruments. Many of these research projects require collaboration with other scientists and interdisciplinary partnerships. Currently, Dr. Basara serves as the Director of the Kessler Atmospheric and Ecological Field Station and works closely with scientists across multiple disciplines to increase the overall understanding of the complex interactions within the environmental column.
B.S., Atmospheric Science, Purdue University, 1994 M.S., Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, 1998 Ph.D., Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, 2001