Jason C. Furtado, Ph.D.

Dr. Furtado is an Associate Professor in the School of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma. He joined the School of Meteorology faculty in August 2015. He has a B.S. in Meteorology and a B.S. in Mathematics from Lyndon State College (2002), a M.S. in Atmospheric Sciences from Colorado State University (2004), and a Ph.D. in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences from the Georgia Institute of Technology. His Ph.D. worked focused on quantifying uncertainties in Pacific decadal climate variability and working toward a new paradigm of understanding Pacific climate using multiple modes of oceanic and atmospheric variability. Prior to working on the faculty at the University of Oklahoma, Dr. Furtado was a climate scientist and sub-seasonal weather forecaster for a private company in the Boston area. His research focuses on large-scale climate dynamics, including coupled systems (e.g., stratosphere-troposphere coupling, ocean-atmosphere coupling) on multiple timescales. His work features observations, model experiments, and working with coupled model output. He also has strong interests in applications of climate dynamics to improving sub-seasonal and seasonal forecasts.

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Ty Dickinson

Ph.D. Student, Meteorology

Ty Dickinson is a Graduate Research Assistant and is a part of the PRES2iP team. Ty received his B.S. in Meteorology from OU in May 2018. As an undergraduate, Ty helped improve impact-based seasonal outlooks for South-Central Texas and examined how those seasonal outlooks could be expanded to a regional basis. Additionally, Ty looked at over 200,000 observed soundings from various radiosonde launch sites to see the differences in severe weather soundings across the U.S. Now, he is working on building a database for extreme precipitation events on the sub-seasonal to seasonal timescale for the CONUS. In his free time, Ty loves watching and playing just about any sport and hanging out with his friends.

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Ollie Millin

Ph.D. Student, Meteorology

Ollie Millin is a Graduate Research Assistant and part of the S2S team in the Oklahoma National Science Foundation EPSCoR Project. Prior to graduate school at the University of Oklahoma, Ollie received his undergraduate integrated Master’s degree in Meteorology and Climate from the University of Reading, UK in July 2020. During this four-year degree program, he spent his third year at the University of Oklahoma studying abroad. During his undergraduate studies, Ollie researched stratosphere-troposphere coupling and its impact on predictability during the winter months by using reanalysis and model hindcast data. Now, Ollie will be researching into meteorological extremes and predictability in the Great Plains on the S2S timescale. In his free time, he enjoys running, swimming, playing soccer, seeing friends and watching his soccer team Manchester United.

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Katie Giannakopoulos

M.S. Student, Meteorology

Katie Giannakopoulos is a Graduate Research Assistant working on the S2S team for the Oklahoma National Science Foundation EPSCoR Project. She received her B.S. in Meteorology from the University of Oklahoma in May 2022 and is excited to continue her graduate work there. During her undergraduate career, Katie was selected for the Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program. As a part of this program, she conducted research with the National Hurricane Center into the addition of lightning predictors to the Rapid Intensification Index for tropical cyclones. Additionally, she worked with CIWRO to compare boundary layer heights from the CLAMPS platform to those detected by the polarimetric WSR-88D radar. This fall Katie will begin researching temperature whiplashes on the S2S timescale in Oklahoma. In her free time, Katie embraces her passion for the arts, specifically singing and theatre. She’s also a proud New England and OU sports fan.

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Simon Lee
Ph.D. Student (2018-2021)
SCENARIO Project w/ University of Reading

Dissertation Title:
Stratosphere-Troposphere Coupling on Subseasonal Timescales
Dan Groeneveld
Honors Research Student (Spring 2021)
Bailey Jarrett
Undergraduate Research Assistant (2018-2020)
Matthew Rogers
M.S. Student (2018-2020)

Thesis Title:
The Pacific Decadal Precession and its Relationship to Tropical Pacific Decadal Variability in CMIP6 Models
Jacob Ohnstad
M.S. Student (2018-2020)

Thesis Title:
Subseasonal Winter Weather Predictability Associated with Single \\ \>vs. Multiple Wave Pulse Events and Their Impact on the Arctic Stratospheric Polar Vortex
Gregory Jennrich
M.S. Student (2017-2019)

Thesis Title:
Synoptic Characteristics and Precursors to Subseasonal to Seasonal Extreme Precipitation Events Across the United States
Matthew Green
M.S. Student (2016-2018)

Thesis Title:
Evaluation of the Madden-Julian Oscillation and the Stratospheric Polar Vortex and Their Joint Influence on the Northern Hemisphere Extratropical Circulation
Yujia You
M.S. Student (2016-2018)

Thesis Title:
South Pacific Atmospheric Internal Variability and its Role in the El Niño-Southern Oscillation

Carly Narotsky
Undergraduate Research Assistant, REU Program (Summer 2017)
Clarice Dyson
Undergraduate Research Assistant (2016-2017)

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