The University of Oklahoma Center for Analysis and Predication of Storms [CAPS] was recently awarded three separate grants from the National Science Foundation [NSF] and the Office of Naval Research [ONR]. Together, the grants total nearly $3million, $2million of which will go towards OU researchers. The grants, all led by CAPS director Ming Xue, will focus on enhancing severe weather prediction, improving wildfire management and prediction and advancing the understanding and prediction of tropical cyclones, including hurricanes.
CAPS is one of the outstanding weather modeling centers in the United States and, indeed, the world, and is well known for its cutting-edge research efforts,” said John Snow, dean of OU’s College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences. “However, receiving three large grants in such key areas is extraordinary! Awards of these three competitive grants are an exceptional vote of confidence in CAPS’ capabilities by colleagues and funding agencies around the nation.”
Congrats to the OU/CAPS team. For more detailed info on each of the individual projects, read the full article here.