National Weather Center Colloquium: Speaker Bio

Why does the summer rain mainly fall over the Great Plants during the night?

Dr. David B. Parsons
Director, OU School of Meteorology
Mark and Kandi McCasland Professor

Dr. Parsons received a B.S. in Meteorology with highest honors from Rutgers in 1977. He then studied at the University of Washington under the guidance of the late Dr. Peter Hobbs. After receiving his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences in 1982, he spent a year working as NRC Post-doctoral Fellow within NOAA’s Wave Propagation Laboratory. He then joined NCAR where he held various positions including Senior Scientist, Manager of the Research Technology Facility, and Director of the U.S. THORPEX Project Office. During that time, he was also a Visiting Scientist at Meteo France, a Visiting Researcher at the Joint Centre for Mesoscale Meteorology at the University of Reading, and Chief of the World Weather Research Program at the WMO. In 2010, he left NCAR and WMO to join the School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma.

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