The Summer 1998 REU program was a great success. We participated in many things such as workshops, trainings, and team building events which included a trip down the Illinois River.
During the summer of 1998, the REU student participants were involved in some very interesting research. Some of them examined severe weather phenomena such as: flash floods, hail, lightning, tornadoes, shortwave troughs, and supercell thunderstoms. Others attacked problems dealing with regional climatologies, meteorological instrumentation, and weather warning systems. At the conclusion of the program, the students wrote their research papers and presented their findings orally to other members of the Oklahoma Weather Center scientific community.
The students had access to research facilities at the National Severe Storms Laboratory, the University of Oklahoma College of Geosciences, National Weather Service Forecast Office, the Storm Prediction Center, the Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms, the Oklahoma Climatological Survey, the Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, and the University of Oklahoma library system. Below are the students' research abstracts from this past summer.