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).


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Phillip Chilson


Office: NWC 4618 Phone: (405) 325-5095 Web: B.S., Physics, Clemson University, 1985 M.S., Physics, University of Florida, 1990 Ph.D., Physics, Clemson University, 1993

Naoko Sakaeda

Assistant Professor

Office: NWC 5329 Phone: (405)325-1142 Website: Education:  B.S., Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, 2009 Ph.D., Atmospheric Sciences, University at Albany, 2015 Research Interests:  Dr. Sakaeda’s research interests include understanding the dynamics of tropical clouds and precipitation in various scales and their interactions with higher latitudes. Some topics of her interests are the Madden-Julian Oscillation, convectively-coupled equatorial […]

Guifu Zhang


Office: NWC 4620 Phone: (405) 325-3507 Website: Education: B.S. in Physics, Anhui University, 1982 M.S. in Radio Physics, Wuhan University, 1985 Ph.D.  in Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, 1998 Research Interests: Wave propagation and scattering in geophysical media Remote sensing for understanding and quantifying weather and earth environment Radar polarimetry for quantitative precipitation estimation and […]

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Barnhill, Debbie

Staff Assistant II

Office: NWC 5900 Phone: 325-6561

Gebauer, Kathryn

Scientific Editor, Boundary-Layer Meteorology

Ms. Kathryn Gebauer Scientific Editor, Boundary-Layer Meteorology NWC 5420

Flynn, Connor

Senior Research Associate

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Graduate Students

Brechner, Peter

M.S. Student

Cross, Rachael

M.S. Student

Chipilski, Hristo

Ph.D. Student


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Adjunct Faculty

Jorgensen, David

Adjunct Professor


Ryzhkov, Alexander

Adjunct Professor


Koch, Steve

Adjunct ​Professor


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Emeritus Faculty

Morrissey, Mark

Professor Emeritus

Office: NWC 5321 Phone: (405) 325-1738 Publications

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Brock, Fred

Professor Emeritus

Snow, John

Professor, Dean Emeritus

Office: NWC 5710 Phone: (405) 325-1174

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