Updated: 03 July 2013

Invited Seminars and Talks

by

Charles A. Doswell III
Notes

[entries incomplete prior to 1991]

* denotes a scheduled talk, not yet given as of the most recent update

"TBD" = to be determined


1982

  1. Amarillo, Texas - invited by Amarillo SKYWARN. The SELS mission relative to severe storm spotting. 21 March
  2. Winter Storms Workshop, Chanute Air Force Base, Illinois - invited by Air Weather Service. Forecasting Extratropical Cyclones. 28 August - 3 September
  3. Southern Region Severe Weather Preparedness Conference, Oklahoma City, OK - invited by NWS Southern Region. Severe Storms. 15-16 September

 

1983

  1. Severe Weather (Satellite) Workshop, Omaha, NE - invited by Air Weather Service. Forecasting Severe Convection. 28 February - 2 March
  2. Rocky Mountain Severe Summer Storms Workshop, Colorado Springs, CO - invited by NOAA Public Affairs. Severe Convective Storms. 23 April.
  3. Guest Lecture, Flash Flood Forecasting Course, Kansas City, MO - invited by NWS Training Center. Flash Flood Forecasting. 5-6 May
  4. IFLOWS QPF Workshop, Garden City, NY - invited by NWS Eastern Region, Heavy Convective Precipitation Storms, 12-15 September.

 

1984

  1. District Science Teachers Association Meeting, Springfield, MO - invited by F. Lojko, Southwest Missouri St. Univ. Severe Convective Storms. 10-12 October
  2. Guest Lecture, Flash Flood Forecasting Course, Kansas City, MO - invited by NWS Training Center. Flash Flood Forecasting. Date uncertain

 

1985

  1. Guest Lecture, Flash Flood Forecasting Course, Kansas City, MO - invited by NWS Training Center. Flash Flood Forecasting. 9-10 May
  2. NWSFO Indianapolis, IN - invited by R. Przybylinski (lead forecaster). Scientific Forecasting of Severe Convection. 28 October - 1 November

 

1986

  1. Guest Lecture, Flash Flood Forecasting Course, Kansas City, MO - invited by NWS Training Center. Flash Flood Forecasting. 9-10 January
  2. First Workshop on Operational Meteorology, Winnipeg, Ontario, Canada - invited by L. Legal (Atmospheric Environment Service). The Human Element in Weather Forecasting. 4-6 February.
  3. NWSFO Pittsburgh, PA - invited by NWS Eastern Region. Forecasting Severe Convection. 6-7 March
  4. Guest Lecture, Flash Flood Forecasting Course, Kansas City, MO - invited by NWS Training Center. Flash Flood Forecasting, 20-21 March
  5. NWSFO Raleigh-Durham, NC - invited by NWS Eastern Region. Forecasting severe convection. 5-6 November

 

1987

  1. New York Academy of Sciences New York, NY - nvited by Academy Program Committee. Severe Convective Storms. 28 January
  2. Guest Lecture, Flash Flood Forecasting Course, Kansas City, MO - invited by NWS Training Center. Flash Flood Forecasting Course. 5-6 February
  3. NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center,Washington, D.C. - invited by L. Uccellini. Derivative Estimation of Vector Fields. 15 July
  4. 1987 Operational Forecasting Workshops at Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau, AK- invited by NWS Alaska Region. Forecasting Convection. 27 September-7 October

 

1988

  1. SKYWARN media workshop, Amarillo, TX -invited by Panhandle Emergency Management Association. Tornadic storms. 21 June
  2. State University of New York at Albany, Albany, NY - invited by L. Bosart (professor). Scientific Severe Weather Forecasting. 27 September

 

1989

  1. Sydney, New South Wales, and Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - invited by Bureau of Meteorology. Numerous talks and seminars on Severe Convective Storm Structure, Forecasting Severe Convection, and Storm Intercept. 15 January - 12 March
  2. SKYWARN media workshop, Midland, TX - invited by Midland SKYWARN. Tornadic Storms. 17 March
  3. The Pennsylvania State University, ate College, Pennsylvania - invited by T. Warner (professor). Forecasting Verification. 10-12 April
  4. San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA - invited by J. Monteverdi (professor). Talks on Severe Convective Storms and Storm Intercept. 19-21 April
  5. WMO Training Workshop on Observations and Forecasting Methods for Very Short-Range Forecasting, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia - invited by X. Du (World Meteorological Organization). Fundamental Concepts of Operational Mesoscale Analysis and Forecasting for Severe Convective Storms (Parts 1 and 2) and Recent Research Findings on the Role of Vertical Wind Shear: Applications to Forecasting. 10-21 July

 

1990

  1. Visiting Distinguished Forecaster Program, Camp Springs, MD - invited by L. Uccellini (National Meteorological Center). Rare Event Verification Techniques. 20 January-02 February


1991

  1. Chicago area - invited by P. Sirvatka (professor, College of DuPage). Several in-class seminars on Severe Convective Storm Structure, Storm Intercept, and Storm Forecasting. 13-16 March
  2. Univ. of Oklahoma, OU Meteorology Club (Club Met) - invited by Mark Shafer (member). Storm Chase Safety. 22 April
  3. Penn. State University - invited by Tom Warner (Professor). The Great Plains, the High Plains, and Severe Thunderstorms: A Personal View. 30 April
  4. NWSFO Pittsburgh, PA - invited by Theresa Drake (AM/MIC). Precipitation Forecasting. 01 May.

 

1992

  1. National Severe Storms Forecast Center, Kansas City, MO - invited by Jim Henderson (Deputy Director, NSSFC). Probability Forecasting, Hodograph Interpretation, and Current Watch Verification Results. 13-14 January
  2. AMS Student Chapter, OU, Norman, OK - invited by Daphne Fontenot (President). Storm chase safety. 25 February
  3. National Weather Service Training Center, Kansas City, MO - invited by Joe Schaefer (Director, NWSTC). Flash Flood Forecasting. 5-6 March
  4. National Weather Service Training Center, Kansas City, MO - invited by Joe Schaefer (Director, NWSTC). Flash Flood Forecasting. 13-14 April.
  5. National Weather Service Training Center, Kansas City, MO - invited by Joe Schaefer (Director, NWSTC). Flash Flood Forecasting. 16-17 July
  6. National Weather Service Training Center, Kansas City, MO - invited by Joe Schaefer (Director, NWSTC). Flash Flood Forecasting. 29-30 October
  7. Kansas City Chapter, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Kansas City, MO - invited by Kathy Hoxie (Chapter President). Storm Chasing on the Plains. 29 October

 

1993

  1. National Severe Storms Forecast Center, Kansas City, MO - invited by Fred Ostby (Director, NSSFC). Severe convective storm probability forecasting: Workshop on Severe Storm Probabilities. 25 Jan-05 Feb
  2. International Workshop on Observations/ Forecasting of Meso-scale Severe Weather and Technology of Reduction of Relevant Disasters, Japan Meteorological Agency, Tokyo, Japan - invited by Takashi Nitta (Director-General, JMA). Severe Convective Weather and Associated Disasters in North America and Scientific Approaches for Very Short-Range Forecasting of Severe Convective Storms in the United States of America. 22-26 February
  3. National Weather Service Training Center, Kansas City, MO - invited by Joe Schaefer (Director, NWSTC). Flash Flood Forecasting. 25-26 March
  4. Spain-U.S. Joint Workshop on Natural Hazards, Barcelona, Spain, invited by K. Georgeakakos (Univ. of Iowa). Extreme Convective Windstorms: Current Understanding and Research, and Flash Flood Producing Convective Storms: Current Understanding and Research. 8-11 June
  5. National Boy Scout Jamboree, Fort A.P.Hill, VA - invited by Steve Piotrowicz (NOAA). Presentations in the NOAA booth at the Jamboree. 7-9 August

 

1994

  1. National Weather Service Training Center, Kansas City, MO - invited by Joe Schaefer (Director, NWSTC). Flash Flood Forecasting. 10-11 January
  2. SOO Severe Convective Workshop, Norman, OK - invited by Ron Przybylinski and Josh Korotky (Workshop Organizers). Supercell Environments, Panel Discussion. 22 February
  3. University of Oklahoma School of Meteorology, Norman, OK - invited by Jerry Straka (Seminar Chair). Some Thoughts on Observations, Diagnosis, and Forecasting.15 March
  4. State University of New York at Albany, Albany, NY - invited by Lance Bosart (Professor). Short Course: Convection and Convection Forecasting. 26-30 September

 

1995

  1. Texas A&M Department of Meteorology, College Station, TX - invited by E. Zipser (Professor/Chair). The Future of the NWS and the Associated Impact on University Meteorology Programs. 7 February
  2. Texas A&M Student Chapter of the AMS, College Station, TX - invited by Adam Houston (Chapter President). Storm Chasing: Scientists and Privateers. 7 February
  3. College of Dupage (CoD) and Multi-County Severe Weather Warning System, Chicago, IL - invited by Paul Sirvatka (Professor/Chair). Talks to 1) Severe Weather Class and 2) CoD Meteorology Students and 3) training talk to the Multi-County Severe Weather Warning System: On Storm Structure. 3-4 March
  4. The Weather Channel Storm Chaser Conference, Norman, OK - invited by Linda Lloyd (TWC staff). Safety and the Rules of the Road and Forecasting for the Chase. 11 March
  5. National Weather Service Training Center, Kansas City, MO - invited by Joe Schaefer (Director, NWSTC). Flash Flood Forecasting. 23-24 March
  6. REU class, Norman, OK - invited by Prof. Jerry Straka (Professor/Co-Advisor of REU Program). Scientific Ethics. 20 June, and Careers in Science. 11 July
  7. Summer Geosciences School class, Norman, OK- invited by John Ensworth (advisor). Careers in Meteorology (Grades 9 & 10). 19 July, and Careers in Meteorology (Grades 11 & 12), 26 July
  8. Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, Prague, Czech Repubic - invited by Martin Setvák (CHMI staff). Very Short-Range Forecasting of Severe Convection, 19 September, and Concepts Used for Intercepting Severe Convective Storms. 20 September
  9. Department of Physics, University of the Balearic Isles, Palma de Mallorca - invited by Clemente Ramis (Professor). Severe Thunderstorms and Tornadoes in the United States. 08 November

 

1996

  1. Department of Physics, University of the Balearic Isles, Palma de Mallorca - invited by Clemente Ramis (Professor): Meteorology of Heavy Precipitation Events in the Western Mediterranean. 31 January
  2. National Weather Service Training Center, Kansas City, MO - invited by Joe Schaefer (Director, NWSTC). Flash Flood Forecasting. 6-7 March
  3. Local chapter of AMS/NWA, Dodge City, KS area - invited by James Johnson (Chapter president). Structure of Severe Storms. 11 March
  4. Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL - invited by Steve Silberberg (professor). Being a Meteorology Student. 19 April
  5. Fermilab Severe Storms Seminar, Batavia, IL- invited by Brian Smith (program organizer). Storm Chasers: Scientists and Thrillseekers. 20 April
  6. State University of New York, Albany, NY - invited by Lance Bosart (professor). Preliminary Results of Heavy Precipitation Research in the Western Mediterranean. 26 April
  7. Oklahoma Section, 1st Annual Meeting, American Water Resources Association, Oklahoma City, OK - invited by Don Turton (Vice President). Storm Chasers: Scientists and Privateers. 20 May
  8. Summer Geosciences School class, invited by John Ensworth (advisor). Careers in Meteorology (Grades 11 & 12).17 July
  9. 5th Australian Severe Thunderstorms Conference, Avoca Beach, NSW - invited by Phil Alford (Conference organizer). Six invited presentations, including the keynote address (see informal publications list). 29 July-02 August

 

1997

  1. Central Oklahoma Chapter of the AMS/NWA, Norman, OK - invited by Fred Carr (Chapter President). Storm Chasing in Fact and Fiction. 23 January
  2. Oklahoma Mesonet Science Fair, Norman, OK - invited by Andrea Melvin (Science Fair Coordinator). Tornado Chasing as a Career.15 February
  3. Severe Storms Weekend Conference, Des Moines, IA - invited by John McLaughlin (President, Central Iowa NWA). Flash Flood Forecasting Workshop. 15-16 March
  4. San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA - invited by John Monteverdi (Geosciences Department Chair), Presentation to Advanced Synoptics class and AMS Talk: You Can't Stop for Dinner While Chasing a Tornado! 21 March
  5. Clearwater Public Library, Clearwater Beach, FL - invited by Jan Nickols (Library Community Services). Tornadoes: Fact, Fiction, and Planning. 27 March
  6. Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK - invited by Gary Grice (SPC Deputy Director). On Vertical Velocity. 01 April
  7. Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK - invited by Gary Grice (SPC Deputy Director). Using Numerical Guidance and Using Wind Information in Forecasting. 11 September
  8. 1st Annual High Plains Conference (sponsored by the High Plains Chapter NWA/AMS), Dodge City, KS - invited as Keynote speaker by Larry Ruthi (MIC, Dodge City). Using Numerical Guidance.  16 September
  9. III Jornades de Meteorologia (Eduard FontserŹ), Associació Catalana de Meteorologia (Catalan Meteorological Society), Barcelona, Spain - invited by Joan Bech (Co-organizer, INM). Severe Storms and Flash Flood Forecasting: Techniques and Limitations. 15 November
  10. Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK - invited by Gary Grice (SPC Deputy Director). Is Forecasting for Major Outbreaks the Same as Forecasting for Severe Weather in General? 24 November

 

1998

  1. SOEST, Univ. Of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI - invited by Gary Barnes (Department of Meteorology Chair). Fun and Science on the Plains. 4 February
  2. Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK - invited by Gary Grice (SPC Deputy Director). Understanding and Diagnosis of Pressure Tendency. 11 February
  3. Univ. Of Missouri, Rolla, MO - invited by Anthony Lupo (Professor). Static Stability: Diagnosis and a Climatology (formal) and Storm Chasing as an Educational Experience (informal). 25 February
  4. Univ. Of Wisconsin, Madison, WI - invited by Jonathon Martin (Professsor).Static Stability: Diagnosis and a Climatology (formal) andStorm Chasing as an Educational Experience (informal). 27 February
  5. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN - invited by Philip Smith (Professor).Static Stability: Diagnosis and a Climatology(formal) andStorm Chasing as an Educational Experience (informal). 3 March
  6. Severe Weather Forecasting Conference, Wheaton, IL - invited by Paul Sirvatka (Professor, CoD). Multiscale Analysis Workshop. 5-6 March
  7. Sigma Xi Chapter, Naperville, IL - invited by Bruce Bedford (Nalco Chemical Company). Forecasting and Storm Chasing in Fact and Fantasy. 9 March
  8. OU dormitories, Norman, OK - invited by Jared Cunningham (student). Forecasting and Storm Chasing in Fact and Fantasy. 14 April
  9. Sigma Xi Chapter, Oakland University, Rochester, MI - invited by Sheldon Gordon (Professor). Forecasting and Storm Chasing in Fact and Fantasy. 6 May
  10. Banquet talk, 27th AMS Broadcaster’s Conference, St. Louis, MO - invited by Tim McGill (Program Co-Chair). A Scientist Looks at Broadcasters.18 June
  11. REU Lecture, Norman, OK - invited by Mark Palmer (REU Program Coordinator). Tornadoes. 25 June
  12. WFO Norman Spotter Training Feedback session, Norman, OK - invited by Jim Purpura (WCM). History of Spotter Training. 11 July
  13. Sigma Xi Chapter, Christopher Newport University, Norfolk, VA - invited by George Webb (Dean, College of Business, Science and Technology). Forecasting and Storm Chasing in Fact and Fantasy. 16 October
  14. Sigma Xi Chapter, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI - invited by Jane Matty (Chapter president). Forecasting and Storm Chasing in Fact and Fantasy. 05 November
  15. Sigma Xi Forum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - invited by Kristin M. Omberg (Sigma Xi Forum Organizer). Severe Local Storms: Impacts and Predictions. 12-13 November

 

1999

  1. 14th AMS Conf. On Hydrology, Dallas, TX - invited by Jim Smith (Princeton University, Conference Program Co-Chair). Seeing Supercells as Heavy Rain Producers. 11 January
  2. Sigma Xi Chapter, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR - invited by Joseph Graf (1st Vice-President). Forecasting and Storm Chasing in Fact and Fantasy. 15 January
  3. Sigma Xi Chapter, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, - invited by Harjit S. Ahluwalia (Chapter representative). Forecasting and Storm Chasing in Fact and Fantasy. 28 January
  4. Significant Severe Weather Conference, Lubbock, TX - invited by Don Baker (Program co-chair). Operational Mesoanalysis Workshop. 9-11 February
  5. Sigma Xi Chapter, Tifton, GA, invited by Don Wauchope (Sigma Xi Chapter Program Chairman).Forecasting and Storm Chasing in Fact and Fantasy. 18 February
  6. Sigma Xi Chapter, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX, invited by Paul Nicoletto (Chapter representative).Forecasting and Storm Chasing in Fact and Fantasy. 01 March
  7. Sigma Xi Chapter, Miami University, Middletown, OH, invited by Alan B. Cady (Chapter representative). Forecasting and Storm Chasing in Fact and Fantasy. 25 March
  8. Sigma Xi Chapter, University of Tennesse, Martin, TN - invited by William H. Zachry (Director of Honors Programs, University of TN at Martin). Forecasting and Storm Chasing in Fact and Fantasy. 05 April
  9. Featured speaker - Honors Seminar/Academic Speaker Program - invited by William H. Zachry (Director of Honors Programs, University of TN at Martin). A Satellite-Based View and Diagnosis of Thunderstorms. 05-06 April
  10. Sigma Xi Chapter, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, invited by Karl J. Kramer (Chapter President).Forecasting and Storm Chasing in Fact and Fantasy.12 April
  11. TESSA. invited by Martin Lisius (TESSA Director), Arlington, TX. Forecasting and Storm Chasing in Fact and Fantasy. 15 April,
  12. Sigma Xi Chapter, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX - invited by Karl Petruso (Chapter Vice-President). Forecasting and Storm Chasing in Fact and Fantasy. 05 May
  13. 1st Unitarian Church, Oklahoma City, OK - invited by James Rice ('Forum' group coordinator). Thoughts After the Oklahoma City Tornado of 03 May 1999. 16 May
  14. Southern Region Warning Workshop, Fort Worth, TX - invited by Richard Smith (Workshop organizer). Probabilistic Warnings: Innovation or Disaster? 29 July
  15. Harvard Club, Oklahoma City, OK, invited by James Rice (club officer): Thoughts after the Oklahoma City tornado of 03 May 1999.14 July
  16. OU-SCAMS - invited by Brad Illston (Chapter President). NSSL Scientific Research: Past, Present, and Future. 23 September.
  17. COCAMS - invited by Jim Purpura (Chapter President). Preliminary BPAT Report Findings from 03 May 1999 Tornadoes. 28 September.
  18. OU-SoM Tuesday semina - invited by Susan Postawko (Seminar Chair). AMS Membership: Opportunities and Obligations. 16 November
  19. Operational Forecasting Workshop, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - invited by James Abraham (Workshop organizer). Operational Mesoanalysis Workshop. 29 November and 02 December
  20. Banquet talk, Operational Forecasting Workshop, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - invited by James Abraham (Workshop organizer). Forecasting and Preparing for Oklahoma Tornadoes. 02 December

 

2000

  1. Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK (Mesoscale Analysis Workshop) - invited by Bob Johns (Workshop organizer). On An Analysis Philosophy for Operational Forecasting. 25 January and 08 February
  2. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT - invited by Ed Zipser (Department Chair). Synoptic Environments Associated with California Tornadoes. 18 February
  3. Oklahoma Emergency Managers Conference, Norman, OK - invited by Gayland Kitch (Conference organizer). History and Application of Advanced Severe Storm Spotter Training. 26 February
  4. Severe Storms Media Workshop, Norman, OK - invited by Keli Tarp (Workshop Organizer). Highlights from the BPAT Report: Midwest Tornadoes of May 3, 1999. 02 March
  5. College of Dupage, Wheaton, IL - invited by Paul Sirvatka (Professor, CoD). Perspectives on Storms, Storm Chasing, and Education. 3 March
  6. Severe Weather Spotting Conference, Wheaton, IL - invited by Paul Sirvatka (Professor, CoD). Overcoming Weather Spotter Preconceptions. 04 March
  7. University of South Dakota, Brookings, SD - invited by Doug Peterson (SD State Sigma Xi Chapter representative). Forecasting and Storm Chasing in Fact and Fantasy. 17 March
  8. Sigma Xi Chapters, South Dakota State University & University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD - invited by Doug Peterson (SD State Univ. Chapter representative). Uncertainty in Weather Forecasting.18 March
  9. Sigma Xi Chapter, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL - invited by Julio Turrens (Chapter representative). Forecasting and Storm Chasing in Fact and Fantasy. 22 March
  10. Geography Department, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK - invited by Steve Stadler (Professor). Highlights from the BPAT Report: Midwest Tornadoes of May 3, 1999. 30 March
  11. Sigma Xi Chapter, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK - invited by Mark Payton (Chapter vice-President). Forecasting and Storm Chasing in Fact and Fantasy. 30 March
  12. Sigma Xi Chapter, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA - invited by Manjit Kang (Chapter vice-President). Forecasting and Storm Chasing in Fact and Fantasy. 10 April
  13. Sigma Xi Chapter, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA - invited by Manjit Kang (Chapter vice-President). Uncertainty in Weather Forecasting. 11 April
  14. Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA - invited by Mike Fritsch (Professor). Examination of Derecho Environments Using Proximity Soundings. 13 April
  15. Sigma Xi Chapter, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY - invited by Arno Spatola (Chapter representative). Forecasting and Storm Chasing in Fact and Fantasy. 18 April
  16. Sigma Xi Chapter, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN - invited by John Holte (Chapter secretary). Chasing Thunderstorms and Tornadoes In Fact and Fantasy. 25 April
  17. Sigma Xi Chapter, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, invited by Lloyd Komatsu (Chapter representative). Forecasting and Storm Chasing in Fact and Fantasy. 26 April
  18. Sigma Xi Chapter, Hoffman-LaRoche, Inc., Nutley, NJ - invited by David Bolin (Chapter representative). Forecasting and Storm Chasing in Fact and Fantasy. 10 May
  19. REU program, NSSL, Norman, OK - invited by Shannon Stevenson (Program organizer). Tornadoes. 17 July
  20. Norman Sooner Rotary Club, Norman, OK - invited by Keli Tarp (Club representative). Potpourri of Tornadoes and Near-Tornadoes: 1989-1999. 22 August
  21. Peoria Notre Dame H.S., Peoria Central H.S., Lincoln Middle School, Peoria, IL - invited by Mary P. Kinney and Deborah K. Bitner (Timothy L. Mounts Lectureship Committee members). Weather Science As an Adventure. 25 September
  22. National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Peoria, IL - invited by Mary P. Kinney and Deborah K. Bitner (Timothy L. Mounts Lectureship Committee members). Northwest Illinois Tornadoes. 26 September
  23. Timothy L. Mounts Lecture Series, Bradley University, Peoria, IL - invited by Mary P. Kinney and Deborah K. Bitner (Timothy L. Mounts Lectureship Committee members). Forecasting and Storm Chasing in Fact and Fantasy. 26 September
  24. Peoria Kiwanis Club, Peoria, IL - invited by Mary P. Kinney (past President). Science and the Community. 27 September
  25. Central Plains Severe Weather Symposium 2000, Lincoln, NE - invited by Prof. Kenneth F. Dewey (Symposium organizer). Highlights from the BPAT report: Midwest tornadoes of May 3, 1999 (Keynote address). 06 October.
  26. Central Plains Severe Weather Symposium 2000, Lincoln, NE - invited by Prof. Kenneth F. Dewey (Symposium organizer). Forecasting and Storm Chasing in Fact and Fantasy. 07 October
  27. Texas Tech. University, Lubbock, TX - invited by Prof. Richard Petersen (Atmospheric Sciences Department Chair). Examination of Derecho Environments Using Proximity Soundings.16 October
  28. Texas Tech. University, Lubbock, TX - invited by Prof. Kishor Mehta (Wind Science and Engineering). Windfield Analysis: Something Old, Something New. 16 October
  29. Colby, KS - invited by Sherry Barrett (citizen). Why Is It So Difficult for Science to Say Whether Cloud Seeding Works or Not? 22 October
  30. OU Student Chapter of the AMS (OU SCAMS), Norman, OK - invited by Danny Cheresnick (Chapter Vice-President). Some "Y2K" Thoughts for OU SoM Meteorology Students. 27 October
  31. Risk Prediction Initiative Workshop, Bermuda - invited by Rick Murnane (Workshop organizer). Limitations of the U.S. tornado and severe thunderstorm database.16 November
  32. Central Oklamoa Chapter of the AMS (COCAMS) - invited by Dan Miller (Chapter Vice-President). Forecasting and Storm Chasing in Fact and Fantasy. 30 November

 

2001

  1. Severe and Unusual Weather (OU SoM class Metr 2603) - invited by Kelvin Droegemeier (professor). Connections Between Forecasting and Storm Chasing. 14 February
  2. NOAA Weather Partners - invited by Keli Tarp (organizer). Storm Chasing: The Reality. 15 February
  3. National Severe Weather Workshop - invited by Dan McCarthy (Workshop organizer): Highlights from the BPAT Report: Midwest Tornadoes of May 3, 1999. 2-3 March
  4. Oklahoma City Camera Club - invited by Carol McCreary (Club officer): Storm Photography on the Plains. 14 March
  5. Conference on Rural Transit Services, Norman, OK - invited by Karen Bloodworth (Oklahoma State University and conference organizer). Midwest Tornadoes of May 3, 1999. 03 May

 

2002

  1. Delaware and Philadelphia Area Chapter of the AMS - invited by Dean Iovino (Chapter President). Forecasting and Storm Chasing in Fact and Fantasy. 28 February
  2. University of Delaware Geography Department Seminar - invited by David Legates (professor). Tornado Damage and Societal Impacts. 01 March
  3. College of Dupage Meteorology Dept. Severe Weather Workshop for Undergraduates 2002 - invited by Paul Sirvatka (organizer). Building a Conceptual Model - Melding Theoretical and Operational Meteorology. 15 March
  4. Chicago Area Skywarn meeting, Wheaton, IL - invited by Paul Sirvatka (organizer). Storm Spotting: Expecting the Unexpected. 16 March
  5. Introduction to meteorology and climatology (OU class METR 1014) - invited by Anderson White (professor): Thunderstorms and Tornadoes. 03 April
  6. Severe and Unusual Weather (OU Class Metr 2603) - invited by Anderson White (professor): Tornadoes and storm chasing.19 April
  7. University of North Dakota Student Chapter of the AMS - invited by Stephanie Rollefson (Chapter President). Forecasting and Storm Chasing in Fact and Fantasy. 26 April
  8. University of North Dakota department seminar, Grand Forks, ND - invited by Paul Kucera (Seminar Coordinator). An Analysis of Proximity Soundings for Derechos and Supercells. 26 April
  9. Littlefield, TX - invited by Mr. Billy Tiller (citizen). Why Is It So Difficult for Science to Say Whether Cloud Seeding Works or Not? 25 September
  10. Hugoton, KS - invited by Mark Randall (citizen). Why Is It So Difficult for Science to Say Whether Cloud Seeding Works or Not? 08 October
  11. Invited Keynote Speaker, 6th Annual NWA/AMS High Plains Conference, Dodge City, KS - invited by Jim Johnson (Chapter Vice-President). Diagnosis, Models, and Forecasting High Plains Severe Storms: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (respectively). 10 October

 

2003

  1. Washington Elementary School, Norman, OK - invited by Carrell Falsarella (teacher). Science and Severe Weather. 19 February
  2. Invited Keynote speaker, Canadian Forecaster’s Forum, Victoria, B.C., Canada - invited by Chris Doyle (Meteorological Service of Canada). The Future of Forecasting. 26 February
  3. Elkhart, IN Advanced Spotter Training - invited by Steve Eddy (NWS organizer). Advanced Spotter Presentation. 15 March
  4. Texas A&M University, College Station, TX - invited by Ping Yang (Professor). Mesoscale Forcing and Numerical Simulation of Multicell Convection. 18 March
  5. Texas A&M Student Chapter of the AMS, College Station, TX - invited by Brent Maddux (Chapter President). Storm Chasing and Your Career. 18 March
  6. OU SoM departmental seminar - volunteered myself. Mesoscale Forcing and Numerical Simulation of Multicell Convection. 25 March (originally scheduled for 4 March)
  7. NSSL Friday Morning Seminar - volunteered myself. Is Buoyancy a Relative Quantity? 04 April
  8. Severe and unusual weather (OU Class Metr 2603) - invited by Anderson White (professor): Tornadoes and Storm Chasing. 07 and 09 April

 

2004

  1. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, invited by Jack Loveless (EAS seminar coordinator). How to Choose a Storm Chase Vacation: Adventures in Small-Sample Statistics. 09 April
  2. Mediterraean School on Mesoscale Meteorology, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy, invited by Piero Chessa (organizer). Mesoscale Convective Systems. 07 June
  3. Mediterraean School on Mesoscale Meteorology, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy - invited by Piero Chessa (organizer). Severe Convection. Hail, Wind and Tornadoes.. 08 June
  4. Mediterraean School on Mesoscale Meteorology, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy - invited by Piero Chessa (organizer). Flash Flood-Producing Convection. 09 June
  5. Mediterraean School on Mesoscale Meteorology, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy - invited by Piero Chessa (organizer). Diagnosis of Mesoscale Structures in Mid-Latitude Cyclones: Part 1.10 June
  6. Mediterraean School on Mesoscale Meteorology, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy - invited by Piero Chessa (organizer). Diagnosis of Mesoscale Structures in Mid-Latitude Cyclones: Part 2.11 June
  7. REU Brown bag luncheon, NSSL - invited by Daphne Zaras (REU Coordinator). Questions and Answers About a Career in Research. 20 July
  8. NSSL 40th Anniversary Celebration - invited by Don Burgess (Organizing Committeee). History of Forecast-Related Research at NSSL, 1964-2004.15 October
  9. Convective Clouds and Storms (OU SoM, Metr 6223), Norman, OK - invited by Howie Bluestein (Professor). Forecasting Severe Convection. 09 November
  10. Weather and Climate (OU SoM, Metr 1014), Norman, OK - invited by Anderson White (Lecturer). Thoughts on Science and Life in a Democracy. 10 November
  11. Weather and Climate (OU SoM, Metr 1014), Norman, OK - invited by Anderson White (Lecturer). Thoughts on Storms and Storm Chasing. 12 November
  12. 4th International Conference on Mesoscale Convective Systems and Heavy Rainfall, Beijing, China - invited by Yunqi Ni (Organizer). A Review of the Science of Severe Convection and Prospects for Future Research.19 November

 

2005

  1. Meeting Speaker, DMG - German Meteorological Society, Offenbach, Germany - invited by Andreas Friedrich (DWD). Storm Chasing: Thoughts and Images. 23 February
  2. Tornado Forecasting Workshop (Keynote presentation), DWD - German Weather Service, Langen, Germany - invited by Dirk Heizenreder (DWD). Appropriate Diagnostic and Prognostic Variables for Tornado Forecasting. 24 February
  3. Southeast Severe Storms Symposium (Feature Speaker), Starkville, MS - invited by Derek Kinkaide (Vice-President, East MS Chapter of the AMS/NWA). Storm Chasing: Past, Present, and Future. 04 March
  4. Millersville University Student AMS Chapter Banquet, Millersville, PA - invited by Angela Rowe (AMS Chapter Vice-President). Storm Chasing: Past, Present, and Future. 16 March
  5. Department of Earth Science, Millersville University, Millersville, PA - invited by Richard Clark (Chair). Some Issues Regarding Buoyancy and Multicellular Convection. 17 March
  6. Department of Geography Colloquium, Ball State University, Muncie, IN - invited by Robert Schwartz (Program coordinator). Developing a Synthetic Severe Storm Climatology. 25 March
  7. Southwest Pennsylvania AMS Chapter, California University, Calfornia, PA - invited by Janice Bytheway (Secretary). Storm Chasing: Past, Present, and Future. 08 April
  8. Soloviev Medal Lecture, 2005 European Geophysical Society Assembly, Vienna, Austria - invited by Peter Fabian (Society President). Progress Toward Developing a Practical Societal Response to Severe Convection. 27 April
  9. REU Brown bag luncheon, NSSL - invited by Daphne Zaras (REU Coordinator). Questions and Answers About a Career in Meteorology Research. 20 July
  10. China Meteorological Administration, Beijing, China - invited by Xiaoding Yu (Training Coordinator): Forecaster Training: Severe Convective Storms. 24-28 October
  11. Weather and Climate (OU SoM, Metr 1014), Norman, OK - invited by Anderson White (Lecturer). Thoughts on Tornadoes and Storm Chasing. 07 November
  12. Purdue University Meteorological Association, West Lafayette, IN - invited by Jenafer Wolf (PUMA secretary). Storm Chasing: The Good, the Bad, and the Spectacular. 16 November
  13. Purdue University Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Seminar, West Lafayette, IN - invited by R. Jeffrey Trapp (Professor). The Tri-State Tornado of 18 March 1925 Reanalysis Project: Preliminary Results. 17 November
  14. NSSL Seminar - volunteered myself. An Objective Method for Ranking Severe Weather Outbreak Days. 22 November

     

2006

  1. Special Symposium on Severe Local Storms, Atlanta, GA - invited by Paul Markowski (Program Committee Chair). Historical Overview of Severe Convective Storms Research. 31 January
  2. 8th National Storm Chaser Convention, Boulder, CO - invited by Roger Hill (Organizer). Chase Safety and the Consequences of Irresponsible Chasing. 18 February
  3. School of Meteorology Seminar, Norman, OK - volunteered myself. The Tri-State Tornado of 18 March 1925 Reanalysis Project: Preliminary Results. 21 February
  4. 3rd TESSA Storm Conference, Colleyville, TX - invited by Martin Lisius (TESSA President). Chase Safety and the Consequences of Irresponsible Chasing. 11 March
  5. Student AMS Chapter, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO - invited by Julie Ann Phillipson (AMS Chapter President). Storm Chasing: The Good, the Bad, and the Spectacular.  24 March
  6. Ohio Severe Storms Symposium, Columbus, OH - invited by Jeremy Bower (Symposium consultant). The Tri-State Tornado of 18 March 1925 Reanalysis Project: Preliminary Results. 07 April
  7. Central Ohio Amateur Radio/National Weather Service Advanced Spotter Training class, Columbus, OH - invited by Mike Ryan (NWS office, Wilmington, OH). Storm Spotting: Some Personal Thoughts, Suggestions, and Information regarding the Supercell Spectrum. 08 April
  8. China Meteorological Administration, Beijing, China - invited by Xiaoding Yu (Training Coordinator): Forecaster Training: Severe Convective Storms. 16-20 October

 

2007

  1. 32nd Northeastern Storm Conference, Springfield MA - invited by Ryan Low (President, Lyndon State College student AMS Chapter). The Tri-State Tornado of 18 March 1925 Reanalysis Project:  Preliminary Results.  10 March
  2. AMS/NWA Chapter meeting. Paducah, KY - invited by Ricky Shanklin (chapter member).  Ideas about Tornadogenesis.  15 March
  3. NWS Workshop. Paducah, KY- invited by Ricky Shanklin (workshop organizer). The Tri-State Tornado of 18 March 1925 Reanalysis Project:  Preliminary Results and Storm Chasing:  The Good, the Bad, and the Spectacular.  16 March
  4. NWS Workshop on Flash Floods, Goodland, KS - invited by Al Pietrycha (NWS Goodland SOO).  Flash Flood Forecasting.  21 March
  5. Southeasteastern Coastal and Atmospheric Processes Symposium, Mobile, AL - invited by Ryan Wade (AMS student chapter advisor).  Keynote topic - Storm Chasing:  The Good, the Bad, and the Spectacular. Also:  The Tri-State Tornado of 18 March 1925 Reanalysis Project:  Preliminary Results. 30 March
  6. REU lecture, Norman, OK - invited by Daphne Ladue (REU Program Leader). The Tri-State Tornado of 18 March 1925 Reanalysis Project:  Preliminary Results and Questions and Answers About a Career in Research.  15 July
  7. TGV Rockets, Inc., Norman, OK - invited by David Fuller (Lead Engineer):  Surviving a Tornado.  29 August
  8. OU SCAMS, Norman, OK - invited by Kim Klockow (Chapter Secretary).  A Retrospective Look at My Life and Career in Meteorology.  16 October
  9. Severe and Unusual Weather, (OU SoM, Metr 2603), Norman, OK - invited by Robin Tanamachi (Instructor). Historical Overview - Severe Convective Storms Research. 24 October
  10. Chinese Meteorological Agency, Beijing, China - invited by Xiaoding Yu (Training Coordinator). Forecaster Training: Severe Convective Storms. 05-16 November

 

2008

  1. OU SCAMS, Norman, OK - invited by Gabe Garfield (Chapter Vice-President). Ethics in Meteorology. 16 February
  2. National Severe Weather Workshop, Norman, OK - invited by Richard Smith (NWS-OUN, Organizer). Storm Chasers: The Good, the Stupid, and the Irresponsible. 08 March
  3. China Meteorological Administration, Beijing, China - invited by Xiaoding Yu (Training Coordinator). Forecaster Training: Severe Convective Storms. 12-26 March
  4. State University of New York Short Course, Albany, NY - invited by Lance Bosart (Professor). Atmospheric Convection - A Short Course. 31 March - 04 April
  5. Florida State University - Chi Epsilon Pi Awards Banquet, Tallahassee, FL - invited by Jessica Fieux (Chi Epsilon Pi Chapter President). A Retrospective Look at the Relationship Between Academic Achievement and a Professional Career as a Scientist. 09 April
  6. North Carolina State University at Asheville (visiting Norman, OK) – invited by Chris Godfrey (Professor). Personal Thoughts on a Career in Meteorology.  16 May
  7. REU lecture, Norman, OK – invited by Daphne Ladue (REU Program Leader). Questions and Answers About a Career in Research.  01 July
  8. Hollings REU lecture, Norman, OK – invited James Kurdzo (Hollings Program Participant). Questions and Answers About a Career in Research.  15 July

 

2009

  1. Millersville University SCAMS, Millersville, PA – invited by James Kurdzo (Chapter President).  A Retrospective Look at the Relationship Between Academic Achievement and a Professional Career as a Scientist.  25 February
  2. Millersville University Mesoscale Meteorology class – invited by Richard Clark (Professor).  Mesoscale Meteorology: Analysis and Diagnosis.  26 February
  3. TESSA National Storm Conference, Colleyville, TX – invited by Martin Lisius (President):  What We Have Learned Since 10 April 1979.  14 March
  4. North Carolina State University at Asheville (visiting Norman, OK) – invited by Chris Godfrey (Professor). Personal Thoughts on a Career in Meteorology.  20 May
  5. REU lecture, Norman, OK – invited by Daphne Ladue (REU Program Leader). Questions and Answers About a Career in Research.  20 July
  6. China Meteorological Administration, Beijing, China - invited by Xiaoding Yu (Training Coordinator).  Forecaster Training: Severe Convective Storms.  16-27 November

 

2010

  1. Lubbock Severe Weather Symposium, Lubbock, TX - invited by Jason Jordan and Justin Weaver (Conference organizers). Meaningful surface analysis. 17 February
  2. North Texas AMS/NWA Chapter meeting, Fort Worth, TX - invited by Greg Story (Chapter President). Historical Overview of Severe Storms Forecasting. 16 March
  3. Twin Cities AMS Chapter Meeting, Minneapolis, MN -invited by Chris Bovitz (Chapter President). Personal Thoughts on a Career in Meteorology. 9 April
  4. Minnesota Skywarn Workshop, Minneapolis, MN - invited by John Wetter (Workshop organizer). On the Concept of Advanced Spotter Training. 10 April
  5. China Meteorological Administration, Beijing, China - invited by Xiaoding Yu (Training Coordinator). Forecaster Training: Severe Convective Storms. 14-28 April
  6. North Carolina State University at Asheville (visiting Norman, OK) - invited by Chris Godfrey (Professor). Personal Thoughts on a Career in Meteorology. 20 May
  7. REU lecture, Norman, OK - invited by Daphne Ladue (REU Program Leader). Questions and Answers About a Career in Research. 30 July
  8. University of the Balearic Isles Physics departmental seminar - invited by Clemente Ramis (Physics Department Chair). Storm Chasing for Fun and For Science. 20 October
  9. University of the Balearic Isles Meteorology Group seminar - invited by Clemente Ramis (Physics Department Chair). Why Do Supercells and Tornadoes Exist? 25 October
  10. German Meteorological Society (DMG) meeting, Offenbach, Germany - invited by Jörg Rapp (DMG President). Storm Chasing – Contributions to Science and Society. 17 November
  11. Tornado Forecasting Workshop (Invited Speaker), DWD - German Weather Service, Offenbach, Germany - invited by Andreas Friedrich (DWD). On the Relationship Between Storm Spotters and the National Weather Service. 18 November

 

2011

  1. OU SCAMS, Norman, OK - invited by Brian Squitieri (Chapter President). Storm Chasing for Students – The Good, the Bad, and the Stupid. 08 February
  2. Southeastern Coastal and Atmospheric Processes Symposium (SeCaps Keynote speaker), Mobile, AL - invited by Rachael Penton (SeCaps organizer). Becoming an Atmospheric Science Professional. 25 February
  3. Departmental seminar, Karlsruhe Institute for Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany - invited by Christoph Kottmeier (KIT Professor). Is Buoyancy a Relative Quantity? Re-Thinking Parcel Theory. 29 March
  4. Symposium on Convection-Related Hazards (Dinner speaker), Neuhausen, Germany - invited by Ludger Benighaus (Organizer). Storm Chasing – The Reality. 30 March
  5. REU lecture, Norman, OK - invited by Daphne Ladue (REU Program Leader).  How Predictable are Major Tornado Outbreaks?. 30 June
  6. European Conference on Severe Storms - invited by Climent Ramis (Program Chair).  Severe Convective Weather Forecasting in Europe.  03 October
  7. ESSL Forecasting Workshop - invited by Alois Holtzer (Organizer).  Severe Storms Forecasting Workshop.  08 October
  8. China Meteorological Administration, Beijing, China - invited by Xiaoding Yu (Training Coordinator). Forecaster Training: Flash Flood Forecasting.  14-18 November
  9. China Meteorological Administration, Shanghai, China - invited by Xiaoding Yu (Training Coordinator). Ingredients-Based Forecasting Methodology:  Applied to Flash Flood Forecasting.  21 November
  10. China Meteorological Administration, Hangzhou, China - invited by Xiaoding Yu (Training Coordinator). Ingredients-Based Forecasting Methodology:  Applied to Flash Flood Forecasting.  23 November

2012

  1. IAVM-AVSS Severe Weather Preparedness Workshop, Norman, OK - invited by Bob Mayer (AVSS Assistant Dean).  Tornado Threats. 28 February
  2. Southeast Severe Storms Symposium - invited by Charles Roop (NWA/AMS Chapter President).  Personal Thoughts on the 27 April 2011 Tornado Outbreak.  3 March
  3. Weather News International, Tokyo, Japan - invited by Takamune Suzuki (WNI).  Thoughts on:  Tornado Disaster Prevention.  23 March
  4. ESSL Forecasting Workshop, Weiner-Neustadt, Austria - invited by Alois Holzer (ESSL Director of Operations).  Severe Weather Forecasting Workshop.  15-19 October
  5. ESSL Forecasting Workshop, Weiner-Neustadt, Austria - invited by Alois Holzer (ESSL Director of Operations).  Severe Weather Forecasting Workshop.  22-26 October
  6. Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, Prague, Czech Republic - invited by Martin Setvak (CHMI Scientist).  Storm Chasing - Contributions to Science and Society.  30 October
  7. University of the Balearic Isles Physics departmental seminar - invited by Climent Ramis (Physics Department Chair). A Look Back at 2011:  A Record Year for Tornadoes in the USA. 07 November
  8. University of the Balearic Isles Meteorology Group seminar - invited by Climent Ramis (Physics Department Chair). Thoughts on:  Tornado Disaster Prevention.  07 November

2013

  1. McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada - invited by John Stix (Earth and Planetary Sciences Department Chair). The Tri-State Tornado of 18 March 1925:  A Reanalysis Project. 12 February
  2. IAVM-AVSS Severe Weather Preparedness Workshop, Norman, OK - invited by Bob Mayer (AVSS Assistant Dean).  Tornado Threats. 05 March
  3. Douglass County Emergency Management Symposium, Lawrence, KS - invited by Wayne Deaver (Speakers Bureau Chair).  The Tri-State Tornado of 18 March 1925:  A Reanalysis Project.  09 March
  4. European Conference on Severe Storms - invited by Pieter Groenmeier (ECSS Co-Chair).  Severe Convective Storms in the European Societal Context.  03-07 June
  5. *ESSL Testbed Lecture, Weiner-Neustadt, Austria - invited by Alois Holzer (ESSL Director of Operations).  Forecasting Severe Convection (Basic Course). 08-12 July
  6. *ESSL Tornado and Windstorm Damage Assessment Workshop - invited by Alois Holzer (ESSL Director of Operations).  On the Relationship Between Wind Speed and Damage  02-06 September
  7. *ESSL Forecasting Workshop, Weiner-Neustadt, Austria - invited by Alois Holzer (ESSL Director of Operations).  Severe Weather Forecasting Workshop.  09-13 September