Research Scientist Dr. Pierre-Emmanuel Kirstetter (ARRC/NSSL), along with Dr. Yang Hong (CEES/ARRC) and Dr. Jonathan J. Gourley (NSSL) are members of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Post-Launch Team recently selected for a NASA Agency Group Achievement Award with a citation “For exceeding all expectations for GPM operations, data processing, algorithm performance, science impact, and education and public outreach within one year after launch”. GPM is an international network of satellites that provides the next-generation observations of rain and snow across the entire globe. NASA's most prestigious honor awards are approved by the Administrator and presented to a number of carefully selected individuals who have distinguished themselves by making outstanding contributions to the Agency's mission. These NASA awards highlight the contribution of outstanding hydrometeorological research conducted on the Norman campus to advance our understanding of Earth's water and energy cycle, improve forecasting of extreme events such as floods, and extend current capabilities in using accurate and timely observations of precipitation to directly benefit society.
Please join us for the 2015 International Symposium on Earth-Science Challenges (ISEC) to be held in Norman, Oklahoma. ISEC is dedicated to bringing together scientists and engineers from around the world to share recent advances in the study of the Earth. Attendees will enjoy an exciting social program centered on the many attractions in Norman, Oklahoma. Abstract submission is now open and can be found under the 2015 ISEC tab.
ARRC professor Dr. Phillip Chilson talked about the potential of using drones - unmanned aerial vehicles - to potentially cover the lower atmosphere where radar, satellites and balloons do not provide sufficient coverage.
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ARRC team, including Bob Palmer, Tian Yu, and Boonleng Cheong, visited the Korean Meteorological Administration in May 2015 to discuss potential collaboration around wintertime polarimetric radar measurements.
ARRC faculty Dr. Phillip Chilson was interviewed on the Oklahoma Innovations Radio Show on the OCAST Radio Network to talk about the sensing of the atmosphere using Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). If you missed the show over the weekend, you can listen to the show again using this link.
Dr. Zhang is one of three recipients to receive the annual President's Associated Presidential Professorship for 2015. This award is given to a professor that shows accomplishments in the following: Teaching, Research and Creative Activity, Professional and University Service. Congratulations Dr. Zhang!
ARRC Students and Faculty chase storms in Northern Oklahoma on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 with the Atmospheric Imaging Radar (AIR) truck.
The ARRC would like to welcome Dr. Jorge Salazar-Cerreno as a the new tenure-track Faculty member joining the College of Engineering and the College of Electrical and Computer Engineering!
OU/CEES Professor Yang Hong was invited as keynote guest speaker for the inaugural "China-UK Flood Workshop on Forecasting and Prediction” hosted by Asian-Europe Meetings on Water Resources and Development Center (ASEM WATER), which is the executive office for the Asian-European S&T Cooperation in Water Resources Management, jointly declared by the European Union and Chinese then Premier Wen Jiabao at Brussels, Belgium since 2011, with more than 50 Asia-Eurpean State members.
The 2015 Meeting of the International Society for Atmospheric Research using Remotely piloted Aircraft (ISARRA 2015) will be held on the University of Oklahoma campus during May 20th – 22nd. ISARRA was formed to provide a forum for those interested in using unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to investigate and observe the Earth’s atmosphere. ISARRA 2015 will provide a venue for a wide spectrum of individuals to exchange ideas, technological advances, and related experiences pertaining to this topic. During the first two ISARRA meetings held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain (2013) and Odense, Denmark (2014) scientists, engineers, system developers, policy makers, and others came together to discuss all aspects of UAS and their ability to be used for atmospheric studies. The events were very successful in helping to synthesize this growing community.
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