As part of the Global Precipitation Measurement Ground Validation Team, Drs. Pierre Kirstetter, Jonathan Gourley, and Yang Hong received the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Robert H. Goddard Award , for the category of Exceptional Achievement in Science. These distinguished awards are given annually at NASA GSFC after an extensive nomination and review process. The award will be presented on March 17, 2015 at Goddard Space Flight Center. Dr. Yang Hong previously received NASA Headquarter Group Achievement Award in 2008.
ARRC Faculty member, Dr. Jessica Ruyle, wed Joseph Howard last Saturday, January 3, 2015 at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church in Norman, OK. Congratulations to the newlyweds!
Jessica Ruyle, assistant professor in ECE, tells you why engineering at OU is so exciting. In addition to the "massively cool stuff" she gets to do on a daily basis, she further explains the benefits of studying engineering at OU. Solve problems. Provide solutions. An engineering degree will get you there.
Published on December 23, 2014 by CRC Press, Radar Hydrology: Principles, Models, and Applications provides graduate students, operational forecasters, and researchers with a theoretical framework and practical knowledge of radar precipitation estimation. The only text on the market solely devoted to radar hydrology, this comprehensive reference:
- Begins with a brief introduction to radar
- Focuses on the processing of radar data to arrive at accurate estimates of rainfall
- Addresses advanced radar sensing principles and applications
- Covers radar technologies for observing each component of the hydrologic cycle
- Examines state-of-the-art hydrologic models and their inputs, parameters, state variables, calibration procedures, and outputs
- Discusses contemporary approaches in data assimilation
- Concludes with methods, case studies, and prediction system design
- Includes downloadable MATLAB® content
Flooding is the #1 weather-related natural disaster worldwide. Radar Hydrology: Principles, Models, and Applications aids in understanding the physical systems and detection tools, as well as designing prediction systems.
Editorial Reviews "This is the first book on radar hydrology written by hydrologists. Whereas the excellent knowledge of radar technology by the authors permits an adequate coverage of the principles of rainfall rate estimation by radar, their hydrological background allows them to provide a unique message on the benefits (and on the remaining challenges) in exploiting radar techniques in hydrology... In a clear and concise manner, the book combines topics from different scientific disciplines into a unified approach aiming to guide the reader through the requirements, strengths, and pitfalls of the application of radar technology in hydrology—mostly for flood prediction. Chapters include excellent discussion of theory, data analysis, and applications, along with several cross references for further review and useful conclusions."
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has chosen Dr. Jessica Ruyle as the 2014 Young Investigator Award recipient. Dr. Ruyle is an ARRC and ECE Faculty member and is the first in ARRC and ECE to be awarded this prestigious award.
Weather News International (WNI) celebrated ten (10) years of being on the University of Oklahoma South Campus. To celebrate this Anniversary WNI conducted the traditional Japanese Sake Barrel Ceremony, "Kagami-Biraki", where several barrels of sake were broken open by wooden mallets.
The University of Oklahoma Advanced Radar Research Center's Radar Innovations Lab (RIL) held the Opening Dedication Ceremony last week, Oct 22, 2014 @1:30pm. Dr. Robert Palmer, Mrs. Palmer, University President David L. Boren, Dean Berrien Moore, Dr. David Bodine and others cut the ribbon at the entrance of the building to symbolize the opening of this building to the public.
Led by Dr. Robert Palmer, the project entitled "Understanding Polarimetric Radar Tornadic Debris Signatures Using Modeling, Simulations, and Field Measurements", which is funded by the NSF appeared on the Episode 25 of the NSF Science Now.
The entire Episode 25 can be found at the NSF Science 360 website.
The University of Oklahoma’s Regents’ Award for Superior Research is awarded each year to a professor who shows superio accomplishments in teaching, research and creative activity, professional and university service. Congratulations to ARRC Faculty member, Dr. Yang Hong, for receiving this prestigious award!
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