MOVE Tech Talk - Feb 2023 - Weather Monitoring & Prediction

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In this Tech Talk you will learn what is "under the hood" of weather monitoring and prediction.  Also, the Tech Talk will provide a view into the proposed radar coverage enhancement project.  The scope and intent of this proposed project is fascinating and gives great insight into the science of weather and weather radar.

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  • Date: 21 Feb 2023
  • Time: 08:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • Co-sponsored by IEEE-USA MOVE Program
  • Starts 01 February 2023 01:00 AM
  • Ends 21 February 2023 05:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • No Admission Charge


Pierre Kirstetter Pierre Kirstetter


Dr. Pierre Kirstetter is Associate Professor at the School of Meteorology and the School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science at the University of Oklahoma (OU), a faculty member of the Advanced Radar Research Center, and affiliated with the National Severe Storms Laboratory in Norman, Oklahoma. He is an IEEE Member since 2015 and an IEEE Senior Member since 2022. He investigates atmospheric precipitation and its impacts on climate, weather, hydrology, and society to address interdisciplinary and high-impact challenges spanning across agencies (e.g., NOAA and NASA) and communities (atmospheric sciences and hydrology). His research focuses on next-generation precipitation products from theoretical developments to societally relevant applications. He led the development of the NOAA/OU Multi-Radar/Multi-Sensor system (MRMS) coincident data with NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission sensors and their community use in satellite-based precipitation, with applications in numerical and weather prediction, natural disaster prediction, water resources, and study of the global water cycle. Dr. Kirstetter has demonstrated the benefit of precipitation estimation integrating uncertainty and risk (probabilistic QPE) to improve the communication of severe weather and flood hazard predictability. He published his research findings in top academic journals in the fields of Atmospheric Sciences, Remote Sensing and Hydrology (110+ publications and 3 book chapters) and gave 40 invited talks worldwide. Dr. Kirstetter has supervised 30+ MS, PhD students and post-doctoral researchers at e.g, OU, George Mason University, UC Irvine, Univ. Graz, Univ. Paris-Saclay Meteo France, several of whom won prizes. He is an Associate Editor for Journal of Hydrometorology and Journal of Hydrology, the Chair of the 14th International Precipitation Conference organizing committee, and a member of NASA’s Precipitation Measurement Missions Science Team and the Atmosphere Observing System mission team. He is a former Chair of AGU’s Precipitation Technical Committee and NASA’s Global Hydrology and Resource Center’s (GHRC) User Working Group. Dr. Kirstetter received his M.Sc.Eng. from Grenoble Institute of Technology, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Grenoble Alps University in France. He was a CNES postdoctoral fellow before working on NASA projects, and he was a Research Scientist at the Advanced Radar Research Center in Norman, Oklahoma prior to his current position.