The Kimpel Symposium

A review of successful meteorological programs in Oklahoma, including contributions made by Dr. Jeff Kimpel, and a look into the future of severe weather research.

Friday, June 18, 2010, National Weather Center, Room 1313


Historical Perspective

1:00 p.m.

Welcome (.ppt, 1.96 MB)
Kevin Kelleher, Deputy Director, NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory

1:10 p.m.

National Weather Center (.pptx, 9.27 MB)
John Snow, Dean, College of Atmospheric & Geographic Sciences, University of Oklahoma

1:30 p.m.

Oklahoma Mesonet (.pptx, 11.9 MB)
Renee McPherson, Interim State Climatologist, Oklahoma Climatological Survey

1:50 p.m.

Center for Analysis & Prediction of Storms
Kelvin Droegemeier, Vice President for Research, University of Oklahoma

2:10 p.m.

ARM Climate Research Facility (.ppt, 5.24 MB)
Pete Lamb, Director, Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, University of Oklahoma

2:30 p.m.

Phased Array Radar (.ppt, 2.26 MB)
PAR reflectivity stacked example, .wmv, 38.1 MB
John Heimmer, CEO, Partech

2:50 p.m.

School of Meteorology
Fred Carr, Director, School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma

3:10 p.m.


Looking to the Future

3:20 p.m.

Kevin Kelleher

3:25 p.m.

Radar Research (.pptx, 55.9 MB)
Doug Forsyth, Chief, Radar Research and Development Division, NOAA NSSL

3:45 p.m.

Warn -on-Forecast (.ppt, 21.4 MB)
Dave Stensrud, Chief, Forecasting Research and Development Division, NOAA NSSL

4:05 p.m.

Dave Jorgensen, Chief, Warning Research and Development Division, NOAA NSSL

4:25 p.m.

Alexander (Sandy) MacDonald, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Laboratories and Cooperative Institutes for NOAA's Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research

4:35 p.m.

Response and Challenge
Jeff Kimpel, former director, NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory

4:55 p.m.


5–8 p.m.

Retirement Reception for Jeff Kimpel (ticket required)
Download the invitiation (.pdf, 2.3 MB)
Agenda, download the presentations