David Bodine

I am a Research Scientist at the Advanced Radar Research Center (ARRC). I work within a dynamic environment of meteorologists and engineers seeking to develop innovative radar technology for meteorological research and other applications. Our group's research focuses on understanding severe convective storms and precipitation processes using polarimetric and phased array radars and numerical simulations. We conduct field experiments in Oklahoma each spring to study supercells and tornadoes, and also deploy the ARRC's mobile radars around the world for diverse field experiments ranging from hydrometeorology to aeroecology. Our research efforts are supported by the National Science Foundation, NOAA, Department of Energy (DoE), private-sector companies (Weathernews, Inc., Nanowave Technologies), state agencies, and the Air Force.


Before coming to OU, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the Advanced Study Program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research advised by Dr. Tammy Weckwerth. I completed my B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma, as well as an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering. During my graduate studies, I had the wonderful opportunity to lead severe storm field experiments with different phased array and dual-polarization radars, and to help build and test different radar systems. I also participated in the East Asia Pacific Summer Institute (EAPSI) at Kyoto University, and developed extensive experience with a Large-Eddy Simulation model. In my spare time, I enjoy playing the piano, watching OU sports and the Kansas City Royals, and traveling to new places around the world.


To learn more about my current research areas, our field experiments, and the mobile radars we use, click on the links provided or feel free to contact me.

Current Students

Rachael Cross (M.S.)

Sam Emmerson (M.S.)

Morgan Schneider (M.S.)

Past Students

Clarice Dyson (M.S.; Completed 2019)

Thesis: Multi-Radar Analysis of the 20 May 2013 Moore, Oklahoma Supercell Through Tornadogenesis and Intensification (link)

Casey Griffin (Ph.D.; Completed 2019)

Dissertation: Polarimetric and Rapid-Scan Observations of Tornadoes (link)

Martin Satrio (M.S.; Completed 2019)

Thesis: The Effects of Terrain on an Idealized Tornado using a Large-Eddy Simulation (link)


                 David Bodine

                 Advanced Radar Research Center

                 3190 Monitor Ave.

                 Norman, OK 73071

                 Email: bodine@ou.edu

                 Phone: (405) 325-2874