Plains Elevated Convection At Night (PECAN) is a large, intensive field project to collect data before and during nighttime thunderstorms in the Great Plains from June 1 to July 15, 2015. Scientists hope to learn what triggers these storms, how the atmosphere supports their lifecycle, and how they impact lives, property, agriculture and the water budget in the region. PECAN is a research project comprised fourteen universities, eight research groups and three government agencies.
For more information about this project, click here or search #PECAN15 in Twitter
Congratulations Lance Leslie and Mike Richman on your paper co-authored by Hamish A. Ramsay titled Seasonal Tropical Cyclone Predictions Using Optimized Combinations of ENSO Regions: Application to the Coral Sea Basin reaching #1 in J Climate and #3 in all AMS Journals! We are so proud of you!
Dr. Yoshi Sasaki, Professor Emeritus and a founder in the School of Meteorology passed away on March 12, 2015.
Dr. Sasaki earned a Ph.D. in Science from Tokyo University in 1955. Born in Akita, Japan in 1927, Dr. Sasaki emigrated to the United States after World War II. He moved to the University of Oklahoma in 1960 to help found the OU meteorology program. Dr. Sasaki holds numerous title and awards including the induction into the American Meteorological Society’s title of Honorary Member, the Fujiwara Award from the Meteorological Society of Japan, and was presented the “Order of the Sacred Treasure” by the Emperor of Japan and appointed as an Honorary Consul General of Japan. He held the title of George Lynn Cross Research Professor Emeritus title at the University.
A memorial service is being planned and details will be provided once finalized. The college offers their deepest condolences to his wife, Koko, and their family.
Dr. Berrien Moore III, dean of the College of Atmospheric & Geographic Sciences and director of the National Weather Center, discusses how the NWC impacts research and student engagement at The University of Oklahoma.