Alan Shapiro

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Dr. Shapiro earned a BS with Distinction (1983) in Atmospheric Science from Cornell University, and MA (1985) and PhD (1987) degrees in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics from Johns Hopkins University. From 1987 to 1989 he worked on hurricane model initialization as a UCAR Visiting Postdoctoral Scientist at the National Meteorological Center (NMC, now it's NCEP). From 1990 to 1995 he worked on problems of radar data analysis, single Doppler velocity retrieval, and numerical weather prediction as a Research Scientist at the Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms (CAPS). He joined the faculty of the University of Oklahoma School of Meteorology (SoM) in 1996. His research is in areas of geophysical fluid dynamics, engineering fluid dynamics, mesoscale meteorology, boundary-layer meteorology, and radar meteorology. His refereed publications can be viewed here.

Contact Information

Office: NWC 5423
Phone: (405) 325-6097

Research Interests

  • fluid dynamics
  • mesoscale meteorology
  • radar meteorology
  • boundary layer meteorology
  • katabatic flows
  • low-level jets