Faculty

Dr. Cameron R. Homeyer EMAIL
Associate Professor, Associate Director for Graduate Programs in the School of Meteorology, Chesapeake Energy Professor of Climate Systems Science, and Head of the CCC Research Group

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Dr. Homeyer joined the faculty in the School of Meteorology in July 2014 and shortly thereafter established the CCC Research Group. 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.

Graduate Students

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.

Amanda Murphy EMAIL
Ph.D. Student

Amanda joined the CCC group in December 2019 and is studying severe storms using an extensive set of NEXRAD WSR-88D radar observations. Future work may involve numerical model simulations of severe storms. She completed a B.S. in Meteorology at the University of Illinois in May 2016 and an M.S. in Meteorology at OU in August 2018.

Amanda Burke EMAIL
Ph.D. Student

Amanda joined the CCC group in August 2020 and is studying automated detection of above-anvil cirrus plumes and overshooting tops using deep learning models and a novel combination of satellite, radar, model, and human labeled data. She completed a B.S. in Meteorology at SUNY Brockport in May 2017 and an M.S. in Meteorology at OU in July 2019.

Emily Tinney EMAIL
Ph.D. 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 and an M.S. in Meteorology at OU in December 2020.

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 Researchers

Andrea Gordon

Andrea joined the CCC group in June 2018 and has ran and analyzed millions of trajectory calculations initialized in tropopause-overshooting storms over the United States and is currently participating in and supporting the DCOTSS field project. She is currently pursuing a B.S. in Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma with an expected graduation date of May 2021.

Kiley Allen

Kiley joined the CCC group in May 2020 and is helping create and analyze a unique set of 5-min GridRad data for severe weather events (tornado, hail, and wind), approximately 100 per year from 2011-2019: GridRad-Severe. She is currently pursuing a B.S. in Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma with an expected graduation date of May 2022.

Recent Alumni

  • Ryan Bunker – Graduate researcher from August 2018 – December 2020. Ryan completed his M.S. in December 2018 and worked on evaluating the contribution of convection and stratiform precipitation to 2-week extreme precipitation events in the United States. His work was part of the large, 5-year project PRES2iP. Ryan is destined to be a forecaster for the National Weather Service.
  • Tao Xian – Postdoctoral scientist from November 2017 – November 2019. Tao worked on a number of projects, most notably tropopause climatology and convective overshooting and transport studies. Tao is currently a Research Assistant Professor at Southern University of Science and Technology in China.
  • Dan Phoenix – Graduate researcher from August 2015 – December 2019. Dan completed his Ph.D. in December 2019 and worked on several numerical modeling projects. All of these projects were focused on transport within tropopause-overshooting convection using WRF-Chem. Dan is now a postdoc in the SUNY system.

Past Alumni

  • Thea Sandmæl – Graduate researcher from 2015-2018. Completed M.S.
  • Aodhan Sweeney – 2018 REU student
  • Shawn Handler – Graduate researcher from 2015-2017. Completed M.S.
  • Russell Manser – 2016 REU student
  • Alexander Boothe – Graduate researcher from 2015-2016. Completed M.S.
  • Joel McAuliffe – 2015 REU student