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Welcome From The Director
Welcome to the website for the School of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma. While the School is most well known for national leadership in the areas of severe storms, mesoscale dynamics, convective-scale modeling and radar studies, we also cover such research areas such as boundary layer and urban meteorology, climate, data assimilation, tropical meteorology, lightning, cloud physics, dynamics,and even polar studies. The faculty collaborate with hydrologists, researchers working on ecosystem modeling and the societal and economic aspects of weather.
My term as Director started in July 2010. I am proud to join the OU after spending over two decades at the National Center in Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado with sabbaticals at U of Reading, Meteo France and the UN system with the World Meteorological Organization. Coming to the School of Meteorology was one of the best decisions of my professional career.
The facilities here at the National Weather Center are excellent and our co-location with research and operational laboratories of NOAA and OU research centers provides an unparalleled opportunities for research and educational opportunities that often includes internships. The result is an engaged student body with a variety of student organizations with activities that range from advising the Director on the student prospective on education to social functions, talks by experts in our field and community outreach. For more information about the School of Meteorology, please read our fact sheet.
Faculty and Research
The School of Meteorology is most well known for national leadership in the areas of severe storms, mesoscale dynamics, convective-scale modeling and radar studies. We are much more than severe weather research at SoM, covering such research areas as boundary layer and urban meteorology, climate, data assimilation, tropical meteorology, lightning, cloud physics, dynamics, and even polar studies.
Air Quality & Boundary Layer
Chilson, Fedorovich, Klein, Leslie
Cavallo, Lamb, Morrissey, Postawko
Beasley, Biggerstaff, Straka, Zhang
Data Assimilation & NWP
Carr, Cavallo, Droegemeier, Leslie
Shapiro, Wang, Xue
Cavallo, Fedorovich, Fiedler, Leslie
Biggerstaff, Bluestein, Cavallo, Xue
Droegemeier, Fiedler, Shapiro, Straka
Biggerstaff, Bluestein, Shapiro, Snow, Straka
Radar Physics/Remote Sensing
Chilson, Palmer, Zhang
Chilson, Morrissey, Palmer, Richman
Bluestein, Carr, Cavallo, Crawford
Biggerstaff, Leslie, Morrissey, Postawko
NWC and Partners
The School of Meteorology is located on the 5th floor of the National Weather Center on the campus of the University of Oklahoma. The 244,000-square-foot building opened its doors in September 2006. One of the largest facilities of its kind in the world, it houses 12 University of Oklahoma, state, and federal organizations with more than 650 employees, faculty, researchers and students.
Academic Research Units
Academic Partners & Associates
Visit our academics page for more information!
The School of Meteorology has limited general funds and modest scholarship and fellowship funds from which many student educational and professional development needs are met. The only sources of these funds are gifts from alumni and friends. Each year, the requests for assistance far exceed the amounts available.
Support a specific need with a gift of any amount and make a real difference in the lives of current and future students in the School of Meteorology. Examples of the school's needs are found here. Gifts can be targeted to any of these items.
In Memory of Dr. Peter J. Lamb
George Lynn Cross Research Professor
June 21, 1947 - May 28, 2014
NWC Colloquium and Seminar Series
OU School of MeteorologyAffiliation: When: Thu, Jul 24th, 2014 @ 2:00 pmWhere: NWC Rm. 5820
OU School of MeteorologyAffiliation: When: Fri, Jul 25th, 2014 @ 2:00 pmWhere: NWC Rm. 2100
OU School of MeteorologyAffiliation: When: Mon, Aug 04th, 2014 @ 12:00 pmWhere: NWC Rm. 5820