March 1, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Annual Meteorological Symposium, March 23

Ohio University's 10th Annual Meteorological Symposium, photo showing weather station on roof of Clippinger

Ohio University’s 10th Annual Meteorological Symposium is Saturday, March 23, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Walter 235.

The event is free and is open to the public. It is hosted by the Ohio University Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (OUCAMS).

  • Please RSVP for the event.

Ohio University is one of two schools in Ohio to offer degrees in meteorology. This degree is offered through departments of Geography and Physics & Astronomy.

Meteorological Symposium Schedule

11 a.m. — Opening Remarks: Dr. Joseph Shields, Interium Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences & Matt Thigpen, President of OUCAMS

11:10 a.m. — Ryan Rickert: “The World Famous Hurricane Hunters”

11:40 a.m. — Robin Tanamachi: “A New Weather Radar at Purdue University: The X-Band teaching and Research Radar (XTRRA)”

12:10 p.m. — Andrew Murray: “No Business like Snow Business”

12:40 p.m. — Intermission/Lunch/Student Poster Session

1:20 p.m. — Bill Lapenta: “Evolving the National Weather Service and the National Centers for Environmental Prediction to Meet User Needs”

1:50 p.m. — Kyle Clem (’08 M.S. Geography): “The Fate of West Antarctica Driven by the Tropics”

2:20 p.m. — Bryan Wood: “Meteorology and Insurance- Helping People Recover after Disaster”

2:50 p.m. — Break

3 p.m. — Kirstie Zontini (’01 B.S. Journalism): “Broadcast Meteorology: Communication is Key”

3:30 p.m. — Ryan Fliehman (’10 B.S. Geography-Meteorology): “From Fires to Floods, how the Ohio River Forecast Center supports the NWS Mission of protecting life and property”

4 p.m. — Ron Isaac: “The Adventures of an Accidental Meteorologist, A Retrospective”

4:30 p.m. — Closing Remarks

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