Jeff Basara

Jeff Basara

Associate Professor

Office: NWC 5238
Phone: (405) 325-1760


  • B.S., Atmospheric Science, Purdue University 1994
  • M.S., Meteorology, University of Oklahoma 1998
  • Ph.D., Meteorology, University of Oklahoma 2001

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. He also serves as the Executive Associate Director of the Hydrology and Water Security Program at the University of Oklahoma and leads the CHEWe Research Group, which you can learn more about here.


IDEvent NameDurationStart Date
Dr. Jeff Basara-January 30-Colloquium1 HoursJanuary 30, 2018


IDCourse NameDurationStart Date
METR 4424METR 4424: Synoptic Meteorology LabMW 12:00 - 1:15August 19, 2019
METR 4424METR 4424: Synoptic Meteorology LabR 2:30 - 4:15August 19, 2019
METR 5633METR 5633: HydrometeorologyAugust 19, 2019
METR 5633METR 5633: HydrometeorologyAugust 19, 2019
METR 4633METR 4633: HydrometeorologyR 2:30 - 3:00January 14, 2019
METR 4633METR 4633: HydrometeorologyJanuary 14, 2019
METR 5633METR 5633: HydrometeorologyR 2:30 - 3:30January 14, 2019
METR 5633METR 5633: HydrometeorologyJanuary 14, 2019
METR 4424METR 4424: Synoptic MeteorologyMW 12:00-1:15 R 2:30-4:15August 20, 2018
METR 4633/5633METR 4633/5633: HydrometeorologyT R 2:30-3:45January 15, 2018
METR 4424.001Synoptic MeteorologyMW 12:00-1:15 R 2:30-4:15August 21, 2017
METR 4633.001HydrometeorologyTR 2:30-3:45January 17, 2017