Gab at the Lab: Corey Potvin

Corey Potvin, Research Scientist (OU CIMMS)




Background:Ph.D. Meteorology, University of Oklahoma (2010)
M.S. Meteorology, University of Oklahoma (2006)
B.S. Meteorology, Lyndon State College (2004)
B.A. Mathematics, Lyndon State College (2004)
A.S. Computer Science, Lyndon State College (2004)
Experience:Corey grew up in Lewiston, Maine, and earned his bachelor’s degrees at Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont. After many cold winters, he came to Oklahoma to earn his Master’s and Ph.D. He was a Postdoctoral Research Associate with NSSL from 2010-2012, then was hired as a Research Scientist with OU CIMMS. He has also been an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma since 2014.
What He Does:Corey’s research focuses heavily on thunderstorms. He studies technique development for storm analysis, data assimilation, and processes/predictability. He is also part of the Warn-on-Forecast team at NSSL. This group examines methods for improving short-term guidance on storm hazards (you can learn more about Warn-on-Forecast here). What Corey most enjoys about working at NSSL is the fascinating, important work and the opportunities for collaborations with so many talented people. He also likes that he is able to advise and mentor students in his role. He also likes networking at conferences and connecting with a wider field of meteorologists.
Trivia: Corey has been married for eleven years and enjoys the beach, discussing religion/philosophy, and playing video games - especially World of Warcraft!
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