The Kimpel Symposium

A review of successful meteorological programs in Oklahoma, including contributions made by Dr. Jeff Kimpel, and a look into the future of severe weather research.

Friday, June 18, 2010, National Weather Center, Room 1313


5:00 p.m.

Reception begins
Mary Sallee, piano

6:00 p.m.

Introductory remarks (.wmv, 165.2 MB)
Gary Skaggs, Master of Ceremonies


Danny Hilliard, Vice President for Governmental Relations, University of Oklahoma


Remarks (.zip, 32.3 MB)
Doug Forsyth, Chief, Radar Research and Development Division, NOAA NSSL
(.zip package includes .wmv file, 2x .jpgs [1, 2], .mp3, .pptx)


Presentation: Photo from the Lab
Linda Skaggs and Kelly Lynn, NOAA NSSL


Remarks (.ppt, 11.7 MB)
John Heimmer, CEO, Partech


Presentation: Sushi basket
Keli Tarp, Daphne Thompson and others, NOAA NSSL


Pete Lamb, Director, Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, University of Oklahoma


Presentation: Letter from the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology
Dave Jorgensen, Chief, Warning Research and Development Division, NOAA NSSL


Presentation: Flag flown over U.S. Capitol
Dave Stensrud, Chief, Forecasting Research and Development Division, NOAA NSSL


Remarks (.ppt, 10.8 MB)
Kevin Kelleher, Deputy Director, NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory


Presentation: Book ends
Kevin Kelleher


Spinrad Video (.wmv, 59.7 MB)


Craig McLean, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research


Presentation: Lubchenco letter, OAR certificate
Craig McLean


Open microphone for comments from attendees
Joe Schaefer (NOAA NWS Storm Prediction Center), Tom McNellis (Lockheed Martin), Jami Boettcher, others as time allows


Jeff Kimpel, former director, NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory


Reception continues until 8:00 p.m.