National Weather Center Colloquium: Speaker Bio

Improved convective-scale prediction from the assimilation of rapid-scan phased array radar data

Dr. Louis Wicker
Research Meteorologist
NSSL /NOAA

Dr. Wicker received his B.S. (1983) and M.S. (1986) in Meteorology from University of Oklahoma and Ph.D. (1990) in Atmospheric Sciences from University of Illinois. His original research interests in supercells and tornadoes can be traced back to his high school days in the late 1970s. While at the University of Oklahoma in the 1980s, he became an avid storm chaser. He has a broad set of research interests which generally are focused on numerical analysis and simulation of severe convection and tornadoes. Dr. Wicker very much believes (and history, he thinks, demonstrates this clearly) that improving our scientific understanding of these phenomena directly leads to better forecasts and warnings for the public.

Presentation abstract

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