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Our Mission

CAPS's mission is to develop and demonstrate techniques for the numerical analysis and prediction of high-impact local weather and environmental conditions, with emphasis on the assimilation of observations from Doppler radars and other advanced in-situ and remote sensing systems.

CAPS conducts a broad-based program of basic and applied storm-scale research, and its award-winning Advanced Regional Prediction System (ARPS) is used worldwide.

CAPS strives to be the world leader in convective-scale data assimilation and numerical weather prediction, providing a venue for exploring bold new ideas, attracting the best scientists and students, and facilitating the transfer of knowledge and technology to academia, government and industry.

  • February 8, 2024: Dr. Daphne LaDue was recently invited to speak on her research at the National Academy of Sciences in a workshop on Advancing Risk Communication with Decision-Makers for Tropical Cyclones. She was one of several non-tropical cyclone researchers the Board on Atmospheric Sciences asked to share research that might inform this topic. Dr. LaDue’s research focuses mainly on how emergency managers and other local officials make decisions prior to a forecasted severe weather event. She also briefly mentioned some results from her collaboration with structural and wind engineers wherein she spoke with people who had directly experienced a tornado.
  • December 19, 2022: CAPS Director, Dr. Ming Xue, was officially honored last week at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting for his election to Fellow of AGU, for "Pioneering work that enables the understanding of severe and storm-scale weather as well as Earth's atmosphere." Only one in a thousand among AGU members are elected to become its fellow each year. Here is the award ceremony video recording.
  • November 21, 2022: CAPS Seeking Research Associate or Research Scientist for CAPS ensemble forecasting research for NOAA Testbeds: CAPS Research Associate/Research Scientist Opening
  • September 1, 2022: CAPS Awarded new 3-Year NOAA Grant to Continue Ensemble Forecasting Research in NOAA Hydrometeorology Testbeds. Work will include participating in the Flash Flood & Intense Rainfall (FFaIR) Experiments and Wointer Weather Experiments 2022-2025
  • March 19, 2021: Dr. Daphne Ladue of CAPS Awarded NSF Grant to Run National Weather Center REU 2021-25 NSF NWC REU Award 2021-24
  • January 10, 2021: CAPS Scientists and Students are Presenting Several Talks and Posters at the 101st Annual Meeting of the Amer. Meteorological Society, January 10-15, 2021, complete listing here: List of CAPS Presentations at AMS101
  • November, 2020: CAPS Continues Contribution to the HMT Winter Weather Experiments with 5-Member Ensemble Snowfall Predictions for the 11th WWE: 2020-21 HMT WWE Snowfall Ensemble Forecasts
  • August, 2020: Congratulations to CAPS Affiliated Faculty Member Dr. Amy McGovern (PI) and CAPS Research Director Nate Snook (Co-PI) for leading the new NSF-Sponsored Artificial Intelligence Institute! OU Receives $20 Million Grant to Lead Inaugural National Science Foundation Artificial Intelligence Institute
  • August, 2020: Congratulations to CAPS Scientists and Affiliated Faculty for AMS Awards to be presented at the 101st Annual Meeting. Senior Scientist Dr. Daphne Ladue earned The Robert H. and Joanne Simpson Mentorship Award, CAPS Co-PI Dr. Fred Carr earned the Cleveland Abbe Award for Distinguished Service to the Atmospheric and Related Sciences, and CAPS Affiliated Faculty Member Dr. Amy McGovern was named an AMS Fellow. A&GS College Announcement of AMS Awards
  • June, 2020: CAPS Continues Collaboration in the HMT Flash Flood and Intense Rainfall Experiment with 12-Member Ensemble Rainfall Predictions 2020 HMT FFaIR Rainfall Forecast Archive
  • August, 2019: Congratulations to CAPS Director, Dr. Ming Xue for being named AMS Fellow 2020 New AMS Fellows