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.
David J. Shellberg Scholarship & Barry Goldwater Scholarship for Excellence in Education Recepient
Meteorology major Benjamin Toms, Class of 2016, is the winner of this year’s David James Shellberg Scholarship for his paper “Development of a Black Ice Prediction Model for Emergency Preparedness and Response.” This $500 scholarship is presented each year to a student… 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.
Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) Scholarship and STEM Presentation
STS-33, STS-49, STS-61, STS-73
A free presentation by Astronaut Kathy Thornton will visit the University of Oklahoma to share her experiences as a NASA astronaut
and the impact of STEM education during a lecture and scholarship presentation.… Read More
Congratulations Richard Doviak and James Kimpel
2016 AMS Award Winners
The Remote Sensing Prize
For fundamental contributions to weather radar science and technology, with applications to observations of severe storms and tropospheric winds.
The Charles Franklin Brooks Award
James Kimpel, CCM
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Hollings Scholar Joshua Wadler wins Outstanding Oral Presentation Award at the NOAA Science and Edu
NOAA Hollings Scholarship recipient Joshua Wadler from the University of Oklahoma won the award for Outstanding Oral Presentation in NOAA’s Weather-Ready Nation Goal at the recent NOAA Science and Education Symposium in Silver Spring Maryland on 30 July. The Hollings Scholarship Program… Read More