Convection, Chemistry, and Climate Research Group

in the School of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma

  Last Update:

15 November 2019

Faculty

Dr. Cameron R. Homeyer EMAIL

Assistant Professor, Associate Director for Graduate Programs in the School of Meteorology, and Head of the CCC Research Group


Office: NWC 5632, Phone: 405.325.5303

Mailing Address: University of Oklahoma

School of Meteorology

120 David L. Boren Blvd. Suite 5900

Norman, OK 73072-7307


Dr. Homeyer joined the faculty in the School of Meteorology in July 2014. He completed all three of his degrees (B.S. in Meteorology, M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences) from 2004-2012 at Texas A&M University in College

Station, Texas prior to receiving a postdoctoral fellowship in the Advanced Study Program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) from 2012-2014. He served as Associate Director for Undergraduate Studies in the School from 2017-2018 before moving into a similar role supporting the Graduate Program.

Postdoctoral Scientists

Dr. Tao Xian EMAIL


Tao joined the CCC group in November 2017 and is studying tropopause dynamics, stratosphere-troposphere exchange, and deep convection. She completed her B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences at SUN YAT-SEN University in 2009 and Ph.D. in Space Physics at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2014. Prior to her arrival at the University of Oklahoma, Tao  served as a Postdoctoral Researcher and Associate Researcher at USTC.

Graduate Students

Dan Phoenix EMAIL

Ph.D. Student


Dan joined the CCC group in August 2015 and is studying tropopause-overshooting convection and transport in observations and numerical models (WRF-Chem). He completed a B.S. in Meteorology at the State University of New York At Oswego in May 2012 and an M.S. in Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois in August 2015.

Elisa Murillo EMAIL

Ph.D. Student


Elisa joined the CCC group in August 2016 and has completed studies of severe storms using ground-based radar observations and high-resolution satellite imagery, with a focus on severe hail events and above-anvil cirrus plumes. She is a core participant in the NASA DCOTSS field project that will be conducted from 2019-2023 and her primary research focus is on understanding the dynamics and chemistry of above-anvil cirrus plumes. She completed a B.S. in Atmospheric Science at the University of Louisiana-Monroe in May 2016 and an M.S. in Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma in December 2018.

Ryan Bunker EMAIL

M.S. Student


Ryan joined the CCC group in August 2018 and is studying ground-based radar observations of extreme precipitation events (see PRES2iP). He completed a B.S. in Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma in May 2018.

Emily Tinney EMAIL

M.S. Student


Emily joined the CCC group in August 2018 and is studying the impact of convection on the composition of the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere using ground-based radar observations, satellite-based trace gas observations, and a trajectory model. She completed a B.S. in Meteorology at Central Michigan University in May 2018.

Tyler Young EMAIL

M.S. Student


Tyler joined the CCC group in July 2019 and is studying tropopause-overshooting convection and its relation to severe weather using radar, satellite, and aircraft observations. His work is supported by the NASA DCOTSS field project that will be conducted from 2019-2023. He completed a B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois in May 2019.

Undergraduate Students

Andrea Gordon


Andrea joined the CCC group in June 2018 and is examining the sensitivity of trajectory calculations linking storms and chemical observations to input wind fields. She is currently pursuing a B.S. in Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma.

Alumni

  • Thea Sandmæl - Graduate researcher from August 2015 - December 2018. Thea completed her M.S. in Meteorology in December 2017 and worked on several projects that examined the value of 4D radar observations and 1-min satellite imagery for discriminating between tornadic and non-tornadic storms. These included long-term statistical evaluations and data science applications. Thea now works in CIMMS/NSSL at OU developing and testing algorithms to identify tornadoes in radar observations.

  • Aodhan Sweeney - Undergraduate researcher from May-July 2018, supported by NSF via a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program in the National Weather Center. Aodhan is now pursuing a graduate degree in Atmospheric Science.

  • Roarke McKinzie - Undergraduate researcher from May 2016 - August 2017. Roarke worked on a project that examined the width of the tropics in current and future climates using atmospheric reanalyses and CMIP5 model output.

  • Shawn Handler - Graduate researcher from August 2015 - August 2017. Shawn completed his M.S. in Meteorology in August 2017 and studied bulk microphysics of midlatitude Mesoscale Convective Systems (MCSs) in idealized model simulations and NEXRAD WSR-88D polarimetric radar observations. An article summarizing the results of his thesis work was recently submitted to the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. Shawn now works for the Multi-Radar, Multi-Sensor (MRMS) group in CIMMS at OU.

  • Kevin McCarthy - Undergraduate researcher from May 2016 - December 2016. Kevin worked on a project that examined the width of the tropics in current and future climates using atmospheric reanalyses and CMIP5 model output.

  • Alex Boothe - Graduate researcher from January 2015 - August 2016. Alex completed his M.S. in Meteorology in August 2016 and studied global large-scale transport (stratosphere-troposphere exchange) in modern reanalyses. A journal article summarizing the results of his M.S. thesis work was published in early 2017 in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. Alex now works for the National Weather Service.

  • Russell Manser - Undergraduate researcher from May-July 2016, supported by NSF via a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program in the National Weather Center. Russell is now pursuing a graduate degree in Atmospheric Science.

  • Joel McAuliffe - Undergraduate researcher from May-July 2015, supported by NSF via a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program in the National Weather Center. Joel is now a graduate student at OU.

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