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Oklahoma technicians key to fixing D.C. radar

The Radar Operations Center, located at the National Weather Center (pictured) in Norman, Okla., coordinates meteorological and engineering support for 122 weather forecasting offices across the US. Photo courtesy University of Oklahoma
October 5, 2020

WASHINGTON -- A team of six technicians from Oklahoma’s Radar Operations Center arrived Saturday in Virginia to repair the main Doppler weather radar for the U.S. capital. The National Weather Service’s...

Students Experience Unique Opportunities at National Weather Center

Students Experience Unique Opportunities at National Weather Center
September 21, 2017

Students and researchers are utilizing a unique grouping of public, private and academic institutions to analyze weather patterns and learn from hands-on experiences. The National Weather Center is located...

OU researchers go to extremes for hurricane data

SMART radar and NSSL Mobile Mesonet in Georgia on their way to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Photo provided by Addison Alford.
September 15, 2017

A University of Oklahoma graduate student and professor travelled to Florida the past week, sleeping in their cars to collect data from Hurricane Irma that will help predict future forecasts.   Ph.D...

OU’S OK-FIRST GETS EMERGENCY EMPLOYEES A STEP AHEAD OF DISASTER

Emergency employees became meteorology students for the week to better their preparation in severe weather situations.
September 15, 2017

NORMAN--A state-funded safety management program teaches those eligible the logistics of weather to prepare rescue teams sent to Houston, Florida or other places where natural disasters have occurred. OK-First...

The role of climate change in hurricanes Irma, Harvey

September 13, 2017

By: Jordan D'Silva and Jackson Sharp Climate change has been linked to many of the natural disasters in recent years, but none so heavily as the hurricanes of the past few weeks. OU students were asked...

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