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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 Students discuss the impact of climate change on Hurricane Irma

    Starting in the Caribbean, Hurricane Irma struck southern Florida Sept. 10, affecting about 12 million people. The category 5 storm’s 400 mile path followed on the heels of Hurricane Harvey which happened a few weeks prior in Houston. Now, Hurricane Jose is in the western Atlantic ready to approach. With this trail of hurricanes within

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  • First day of spring nearly breaks Oklahoma records

    First day of spring nearly breaks Oklahoma records

    OU students returned from spring break to find that the landscaping and facilities crew planted flowers around campus while they were gone, but it was a hot day. The flowers and some grassy areas were doused in gallons of cold water to keep them fresh despite the 90 degree afternoon, almost matching the 92 degree

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  • Norman Museum Exhibit Emphasizes Unique Environmental Sustainability Practice

    Norman Museum Exhibit Emphasizes Unique Environmental Sustainability Practice

    A museum in Norman, Oklahoma, recently opened an exhibit which combines indigenous knowledge and modern science to deliver environmental sustainability. The Sam Noble Museum unveiled “Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge. Shared Science.” from the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry on January 26. Residing in the museum’s temporary exhibit space, the display offers four stories

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  • It is Hotter in the City

    It is Hotter in the City

      Two students at the University of Oklahoma are trying to figure out why the temperature is warmer in a metropolitan area compared to a rural area.   Jason Newby and Stuart Edris, seniors in the meteorology school, are studying the connection between soil moisture and the urban heat island in Oklahoma City.   An

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  • OU Researchers Benefits of Mobile Radars

    By Jaron Spor The University of Oklahoma Atmospheric and Geographical Sciences is currently conducting research into mobile Doppler radars that will change how accurate forecast are. These radars will be mounted on trucks and will be driven right up next to the storm so they can scan the low levels of the atmosphere to receive

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  • Spring has sprung on OU campus

    Due to thunderstorms over the weekend and near record-setting temperatures, afternoons are warm and daffodils are blooming.

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