Dr. Ken Crawford, Director Emeritus of the Oklahoma Climatological Survey and Regents’ Professor Emeritus of Meteorology at OU, passed away on July 23, 2014, at the age of 71. Crawford spent 20 years as a senior faculty member in OU’s School of Meteorology. He was described as “an outstanding mentor for young scientists.” He led the M.S. thesis and Ph. D. dissertation research of 37 students— more than any other meteorology faculty at OU. Through Ken’s research efforts, he was awarded more than $40 million in grants during his professional career.
NORMAN, OKLA. – Each year, the University of Oklahoma campus experiences potentially life-threatening weather events ranging from snow and ice storms to lightning and tornadoes. These weather events can directly impact sporting events, summer camps, commencement and dozens of day-to-day campus activities. There is a need to provide technical weather expertise to campus officials and to meet these needs, OU created the position of University Meteorologist.
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.