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.
Archie Williams, our next Black History Month honoree
We continue our celebration of Black History Month by learning about Archie Williams today. Archie Williams took gold in the 400 meter dash at the 1936 Olympics - held in Hitler’s Berlin. Although he battled racism both at home and abroad,… Read More
It is with great sadness that we note the loss of our friend and colleague, Herbert Stein. Herb wrote of his own interest in tornadoes from an early age, and began doing damage surveys from as early as his high school years,… Read More
The School of Meteorology celebrates Black History Month
Keep checking this page throughout February as we honor the accomplishment and contributions of African-Americans to the field of Meteorology.Read More
Burkely Gallo, School of Meteorology, Today @ 3:00 pm in NWC Rm. 5600