About the School of Meteorology
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. Is ranked in the top ten of all atmospheric sciences graduate programs in the nation by the Chronicles of Higher Education. The atmospheric sciences in this ranking were broadly defined and, among this elite group, SoM is at or near the top spot in the severe storms, radar, and mesoscale research. For more information about the School of Meteorology, please read our fact sheet. To learn about the department's history, please read about the evolution of SoM.
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. The center accommodates OU’s academic and research programs in meteorology and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Norman-based weather research and operations programs.
SoM Computing Resources
The School of Meteorology maintains several computing labs and other technological resources for students and faculty. Information about these can be found on Dr. Mark Laufersweiler's (Coordinator of SoM Computing Systems) Computing Corner page, linked below. In addition, Research Computing Services provides information technology services to the National Weather Center, College of A&GS and other organizations on the University of Oklahoma Research Campus.