Kodi Berry


WRDD Division Staff

Job Title:FACETs Program Lead


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Kodi is the Program Lead for Forecasting a Continuum of Environmental Threats (FACETs) at the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL). Her primary area of research includes how broadcast meteorologists use and communicate risk information to their viewing audience. A key component of this research includes a mock television studio developed as part of NOAA's Hazardous Weather Testbed. Before joining NSSL, Kodi was the Sea Grant Liaison to NSSL and the Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) at the University of Oklahoma. She also managed and coordinated across all experiments that took place in the NOAA’s Hazardous Weather Testbed. Kodi was also involved in an interdisciplinary research project to model the combined effects of rainfall, runoff, and storm surge for landfalling hurricanes in North Carolina. Prior to her career at CIMMS, Kodi managed a feasibility study to modernize the Croatian Meteorological and Hydrological Service.

Degree (Ph.D, M.S, B.A, etc.) Major Subject University or College Name Year (YYYY) (optional)
Ph.D. Meteorology University of Oklahoma
M.S. Meteorology University of Oklahoma
B.S. Meteorology/Climatology University of Nebraska
Research Interests
  • Broadcast meteorology
  • Risk communication
  • Severe convection
Professional Activities
  • American Meteorological Society
  • National Weather Association
Selected Publications

Obermeier, H. B., K. L. Berry, and J. E. Trujillo-Falcón, 2023: Understanding Broadcast Meteorologists' Current and Future Use of Severe Weather Watches, Warnings, and Probabilistic Hazard Information. Weather, Climate, and Society15, 4, 893907; doi:10.1175/WCAS-D-23-0013.1.

Tripp, D. D.J. E. Trujillo-FalcónK. E. Klockow-McClainH. D. ReevesK. L. BerryJ. S. WaldstreicherJ. A. Nelson2023Foundational Needs of Forecasters for Probabilistic Winter ForecastingWeather and Forecasting3813–15, doi:10.1175/WAF-D-22-0116.1.

Martinaitis, S. M.K. A. WilsonN. YussoufJ. J. GourleyH. VergaraT. C. MeyerP. L. HeinselmanA. GerardK. L. BerryA. VergaraJ. Monroe2023A Path Toward Short-Term Probabilistic Flash Flood PredictionBulletin of the American Meteorological Society104, 3, E585–E605, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-22-0026.1.

Obermeier, H. B.K. L. BerryK. E. Klockow-McClainA. CampbellC. CarithersA. GerardJ. E. Trujillo-Falcón2022The Creation of a Research Television Studio to Test Probabilistic Hazard Information with Broadcast Meteorologists in NOAA’s Hazardous Weather TestbedWeather, Climate, and Society143949–963, doi:10.1175/WCAS-D-21-0171.1.

James, J.C. LingA. BatesG. J. StumpfK. Klockow-McClainP. HylandJ. LaDueK. BerryK. Manross2022Collaboration among Forecasters to Issue Severe Weather Hazard Information and Warnings Using the Hazard Services–Probabilistic Hazard Information (HS-PHI) ToolWeather and Forecasting37122275–2291, doi:10.1175/WAF-D-21-0120.1.

Trujillo-Falcón, J. E.J. ReedyK. E. Klockow-McClainK. L. BerryG. J. StumpfA. V. BatesJ. G. LaDue2022Creating a Communication Framework for FACETs: How Probabilistic Hazard Information Affected Warning Operations in NOAA’s Hazardous Weather TestbedWeather, Climate, and Society143881–892, doi:10.1175/WCAS-D-21-0136.1

Calhoun, K. M.K. L. BerryD. M. KingfieldT. MeyerM. J. KrocakT. M. SmithG. StumpfA. Gerard2021The Experimental Warning Program of NOAA’s Hazardous Weather TestbedBulletin of the American Meteorological Society102E2229–E2246, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-21-0017.1.

Trujillo-Falcon, J. E.O. BermudezK. Negron-HernandezJ. LipskiE. LeitmanK. Berry2021Hazardous Weather Communication En Español: Challenges, Current Resources, and Future PracticesBulletin of the American Meteorological Society102765–773, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-20-0249.1.