The School of Meteorology has 25 full time faculty members covering various aspects of the atmospheric sciences. The School has 33 adjunct and affiliate faculty members (adjunct and affiliate policy can be found here) with the largest number associated with NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory. We have a diverse array of students from around the globe including the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Australia, Korea, China, Taiwan, Norway, and Serbia. We currently have 91 graduate students and 280 undergraduate students. Our regular and emeritus faculty includes 5 endowed chairs and professorship, six Presidential Professors; three Regents Professors; three George Lynn Cross Research Professors; two Emeritus GLC Professors; one Dean; two past Presidents of the American Meteorological Society; two OU Vice Presidents (Research and Weather and Climate).

Faculty

McFarquhar, Greg

Professor; Director of CIMMS

Office: NWC 2104 Phone: (405)325-3041 Website: http://mcfarq.oucreate.com Education:  B.Sc., Mathematics & Physics, University of Toronto, Canada, 1987 M.Sc., Atmospheric Physics, University of Toronto, Canada, 1989 Ph.D., Atmospheric Physics, University of Toronto, Canada, 1993 Research Interests:  the microphysical structure of snow bands in winter cyclones the role of cloud microphysical processes in mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) […]

Feng Xu

Associate Professor

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James Ruppert

Assistant Professor

Office: 5331 Phone: TBD  Website: http://jruppert.oucreate.com/ Education: B.S., Atmospheric Science, University at Albany, 2009 M.S., Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 2012 Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 2015 Research Interests: Convective systems Mesoscale dynamics Tropical dynamics Cloud–radiation feedback Tropical cyclones / hurricanes The Madden–Julian Oscillation Online Research Profiles: Google Scholar ResearcherID ResearchGate  

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Graduate Students

Searls, Maresa

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Murphy, Amanda

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Edris, Stuart

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Postdoctoral Researchers

Johnson, Marcus

Post Doctoral

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Chase, Randy

Post Doctoral

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Christian, Jordan

Post Doctoral

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Adjunct Faculty

Yussouf, Nusrat

Adjunct Assistant Professor

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Jorgensen, David

Adjunct Professor

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Hong, Yang

Adjunct Professor

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Emeritus Faculty

Straka, Jerry

Professor Emeritus

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Fiedler, Brian

Professor Emeritus

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Leslie, Lance

​Professor Emeritus

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Mentors

James Ruppert

Assistant Professor

Office: 5331 Phone: TBD  Website: http://jruppert.oucreate.com/ Education: B.S., Atmospheric Science, University at Albany, 2009 M.S., Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 2012 Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 2015 Research Interests: Convective systems Mesoscale dynamics Tropical dynamics Cloud–radiation feedback Tropical cyclones / hurricanes The Madden–Julian Oscillation Online Research Profiles: Google Scholar ResearcherID ResearchGate  

Jeff Basara

Associate Professor

Office: NWC 5238 Phone: (405) 325-1760 Group: http://hydrometeorology.oucreate.com/ Education: B.S., Atmospheric Science, Purdue University 1994 M.S., Meteorology, University of Oklahoma 1998 Ph.D., Meteorology, University of Oklahoma 2001 Dr. Basara is an Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma and has a joint appointment between the School of Meteorology and the School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science.  Dr. […]

Ming Xue

Professor; Weathernews Chair; George Lynn Cross Research Professor; Director, CAPS

Office: NWC 2502 Phone: (405) 325-6037 Website: http://twister.ou.edu/ Education: ​Ph.D., University of Reading, 1989 Research Interests: Severe storm and tornado and dynamics Data assimilation and ensemble forecasting Numerical weather prediction and physics parameterization Simulation, prediction, and predictability of severe and high-impact weather Radar meteorology and precipitation process studies Regional climate, air quality and environmental modeling […]

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