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  • Students Experience Unique Opportunities at National Weather Center

    Students Experience Unique Opportunities at National Weather Center

    Students and researchers are utilizing a unique grouping of public, private and academic institutions to analyze weather patterns and learn from hands-on experiences. The National Weather Center is located on Jenkins Avenue, housing federal, state, private and student organizations. Classes in the National Weather Center focus on application and encourage students to collaborate with other

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  • OU researchers go to extremes for hurricane data

    OU researchers go to extremes for hurricane data

    A University of Oklahoma graduate student and professor travelled to Florida the past week, sleeping in their cars to collect data from Hurricane Irma that will help predict future forecasts.   Ph.D student Addison Alford and meteorology professor Mike Biggerstaff drove to Fort Lauderdale, Florida last Wednesday, Sept. 6 hoping to collect enough information to

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  • OU’S OK-FIRST GETS EMERGENCY EMPLOYEES A STEP AHEAD OF DISASTER

    OU’S OK-FIRST GETS EMERGENCY EMPLOYEES A STEP AHEAD OF DISASTER

    NORMAN–A state-funded safety management program teaches those eligible the logistics of weather to prepare rescue teams sent to Houston, Florida or other places where natural disasters have occurred. OK-First welcomed emergency management employees from across the state to the University of Oklahoma this week for meteorology training. Following completion of the program access to meteorological technologies and softwares

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  • The role of climate change in hurricanes Irma, Harvey

    By: Jordan D’Silva and Jackson Sharp Climate change has been linked to many of the natural disasters in recent years, but none so heavily as the hurricanes of the past few weeks. OU students were asked about the link between climate change and the hurricanes and the steps that should be taken going forward. These

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