I manage the Severe Weather Warning Applications and Technology Transfer Group (SWAT) at the National Severe Storms Laboratory, and am a research meteorologist for the Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK.
Additionally, I am on the management team for the NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed, where I co-lead the Experimental Warning Program. We develop new science and technologies that will improve warnings of hazardous convective weather such as tornados, large hail, and damaging wind. We collaborate closely with operational forecasters as well as researchers from other institutions to achieve these goals.
Some projects that I am heavily involved with include:
- Developing Multi-Radar / Multi-Sensor severe weather analysis and nowcasting applications as part of the Warning Decision Support System - Integrated Information (WDSS-II). Data can be found online:
- Collecting and analyzing data from the Phased Array Radar (PAR) at the National Weather Radar Testbed, as well as developing storm diagnosis applications for the very high temporal resolution data generated by the PAR.
- The Severe Hazards Analysis and Verification Experiment, which collects very high resolution storm event verification data for use in severe thunderstorm research
- A Multi-Year Reanalysis Of Remotely Sensed Storms (MYRORSS) - creating a very high resolution multi-sensor data set for the WSR-88D era for use in data mining studies.
- Development of Probabilistic Hazard Information (PHI) for severe weather threats -- another layer of data that will underly warnings of the future.
- We also collaborate on putting Warn-on-Forecast products in front of forecasters, and developing displays for those data.