Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies
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The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) provides a mechanism to link the scientific and technical resources of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) and the University of Oklahoma (OU) to create a center of research excellence in mesoscale meteorology, regional climate studies, and related subject areas. It is located at the National Weather Center (NWC) in Norman, Oklahoma.
It is one of 16 NOAA Cooperative Institutes (CIs).
The CIMMS research themes are:
- Basic convective and mesoscale research
- Forecast improvements
- Climatic effects of/controls on mesoscale processes
- Socioeconomic impacts of mesoscale weather systems and regional scale climate variations
- Doppler weather radar research and development
- Climate change monitoring and detection
- "Cooperative Institutes". NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research. Retrieved 2014-04-26.