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

McGovern, Amy

Lloyd G. and Joyce Austin Presidential Professor

Professor, OU School of Computer Science, OU School of Meteorology Office: NWC 3435 Web: http://www.mcgovern-fagg.org/amy/ Group: http://mcgovern-fagg.org/idea/index.html Education:  BS in Math/Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, 1996 MS Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1998 Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2002 Research Interests: Data science/Machine learning for weather prediction (with a focus on severe […]

Naoko Sakaeda

Assistant Professor

Office: NWC 5329 Phone: (405)325-1142 Website: http://nsakaeda.oucreate.com 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 […]

Pierre Kirstetter

Associate Professor

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Graduate Students

Qiao, Yayun

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Rattray, Chris

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Junker, Kendall

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Postdoctoral Researchers

Chandramouli, Krishnamoorthy

Post Doctoral

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Yang, Yue

Post Doctoral

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Bromley, Gabriel

Post Doctoral

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Adjunct Faculty

Yussouf, Nusrat

Adjunct Assistant Professor

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Elmore, Kim

Adjunct Associate Professor

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MacGorman, Donald

Adjunct Professor

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Emeritus Faculty

Snow, John

Professor, Dean Emeritus

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Michael Richman

Professor Emeritus; Edith Kinney Gaylord Presidential Professor

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Friday, Elbert

Professor Emeritus

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Mentors

Jason Furtado

Associate Professor

Office: NWC 5240 Phone: (405) 325-1391 Website: http://ifurtado.org Group: http://ifurtado.org/ Education: B.S., Meteorology and B.S., Mathematics, Lyndon State College, 2002 M.S., Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 2005 Ph.D., Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010 Research interests:  Improving sub-seasonal and seasonal forecasts of temperature and precipitation. Enhancing our understanding of decadal-scale projections of climate/climate […]

Guifu Zhang

Professor, Sam K. Viersen Presidential Professor

Office: NWC 4620 Phone: (405) 325-3507 Website:http://weather.ou.edu/~guzhang/page/Home.html 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 […]

Petra Klein

Executive Associate Dean

Office: NWC3630 Phone: (405) 325-1631 Website: http://weather.ou.edu/~oubliss/klein Group: http://weather.ou.edu/~oubliss/wordpress/ Education: M.S., Physics, University of Karlsruhe, Germany, 1993 Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Karlsruhe, Germany, 1999 Research Interests:  boundary layer meteorology tropospheric pollution problems flow and turbulence characteristics in urban areas wind-tunnel modeling of geophysical flow phenomena atmospheric measurement techniques stable boundary layers low-level jets Online […]

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