IN KOX INSIGHTS and INNOVATIONS Weather Radar Education at the University of Oklahoma A n Integrated Interdisciplinary Approach BY ROBERT PALMER, MARK YEARY, MICHAEL BIGGERSTAFF, PHILLIP CHILSON, JERRY CRAIN , KELVIN DROEGEMEIER, YAN G HONG , ALEXANDE R RYZHKOV, TERRY SCHUUR, SEBASTIAN TORRES, TIAN-YOU YU , GUIF U ZHANG , AND YA N ZHAN G he future of radar meteorology is critically evolved into the National Severe Storms Laboratory dependent upon the education and training of (NSSL)—installe d the WSR-57 radar, marking the student s in both the technical and scientific beginnin g of its Weather Radar Laboratory. Around aspect s of this subdiscipline of meteorology. Not the same time, in 1960, O U started its new meteorol- only should meteorology students be knowledgeable ogy group, which grew into the School o f Meteorology in the use o f radar for studies o f th e atmosphere, but (SoM). The synergy between NSSL and OU helped they should also be comfortable with topics which bot h programs flourish, and this collaborative na- may have previously been considered in the realm ture still exists today and now includes several other o f engineering. Furthermore, engineering students departments. Founded in these
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Sep 1, 2009
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