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Faculty

Dr. Brian Ancell - Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science (2006), University of Washington
  • Research Interests: Numerical weather prediction; adjoint and ensemble forecast sensitivity analysis; data assimilation; observation impact and targeting toward improving forecasts of high-impact weather; wind power forecasting.

Dr. Eric Bruning - Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D. in Meteorology (2008), University of Oklahoma
  • Research Interests: Cloud and precipitation microphysics; thunderstorm electrification and lightning.

Mr. Steve Cobb - Instructor

  • B.S. in Meteorology, University of Oklahoma
  • MBA, Texas Tech University

Dr. Johannes Dahl - Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences (2010), Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany
  • Research Interests: Dynamics of convective storms, cloud scale numerical modeling and forecasting severe thunderstorms.

Dr. Donald Haragan - Professor, President Emeritus

  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering-Atmospheric Science (1969), University of Texas at Austin
  • Research Interests: Water resources and conservation; hydrometeorology; global climate and the disribution of precipitation; meteorological drought; cloud and precipitation physics and weather modification; environmental pollution and difffusion modeling

Dr. Song-Lak Kang - Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D. in Meteorology (2007), Pennsylvania State University
  • Research Interests: Atmospheric boundary layer processes; improvement of mesoscale models used in wind power forecasting.

Dr. Richard E. Peterson (retired) - Professor Emeritus

  • Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science (1971), University of Missouri
  • Research Interests: Atmospheric vortices (hurricanes and tornadoes); boundary-layer meteorology; dynamics of severe storms; dust storms; history of meteorology; and wind engineering

Mr. Loren Phillips - Instructor

  • M.S. in Meteorology (1979), University of Oklahoma

Dr. John Schroeder - Professor

  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (1999), Texas Tech University
  • Research Interests: Wind flow characteristics and boundary layer structure in extreme events (hurricanes, thunderstorm outflows, etc.); instrumentation; meso- and microscale observational networks; wind engineering; statistical and time series analysis

Dr. Jennifer Vanos - Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences (2011), University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada
  • Research Interests: Applied climatology and human biometeorology with a focus on extreme heat events and the interactive effects of air pollution

Mr. Justin Weaver - Instructor

  • M.S. in Meteorology, Texas Tech University

Dr. Christopher Weiss - Associate Professor

  • Ph.D. in Meteorology (2004), University of Oklahoma
  • Research Interests: Convection initiation; dryline dynamics; supercell structure; tornadogenesis

Staff

Debbie Walker - Unit Coordinator