Welcome to the website for the School of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma. The School is most well known for international leadership in the areas of severe storms, mesoscale dynamics, convective-scale modeling and radar research. However, our expertise also includes atmospheric chemistry, monsoon circulations, polar studies, boundary layer and urban meteorology, climate, data assimilation, tropical meteorology, lightning, dynamics and cloud physics. Our co-location in the National Weather Center with various federal and state partners along with nearby private sector firms allows our students to gain valuable experience and a broad prospective on the state of the atmospheric sciences.
The School of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma is the largest such program in the nation, with more than 300 undergraduate and 110 graduate students. It is ranked in the top ten of all atmospheric sciences graduate programs in the nation by the Chronicles of Higher Education.
Read detailed information about the degrees offered at the School of Meteorology, admission practices and other important policies related to the SoM programs.
Kevin Haghi is working on his Ph.D. in Meteorology. His research interests include atmospheric bores, waves, nocturnal convection, and nocturnal low-level jets. He studied abroad in France while attending the University of Kansas in 2003 and loves to snowboard. Kevin plays softball… Read More
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.
Richard (Rick) D. Smith Recipient of The Francis W. Reichelderfer Award
Richard (Rick) D. Smith
For vision, long-standing dedication, and the use of innovative technologies to enhance public safety in preparing for, and responding to, severe weather.
National Weather Center Scientist Honored-Dr. Kevin Kloesel
Dr. Kevin Kloesel has been named the recipient of the American Meteorological Society’s 2015 Charles E. Anderson Award. Dr. Kloesel is a faculty member within the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences who actively teaches for the School. He received this award…
NOAA Weather Service Office Honored
The NOAA/NWS Forecast Office, Norman, received the American Meteorological Society’s Award for Exceptional Specific Prediction for detailed, life-saving forecasts provided days through hours leading up to the EF-5 tornado that struck Newcastle, Moore, and Oklahoma City on May 20, 2013. Congratulations to…