Joshua Gebauer


Observations & Processes Team (OPT)

Job Title:Research Scientist


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Josh is a research scientist at CIWRO/NSSL. His research focuses on developing integrated data products from boundary layer and lower atmosphere observing systems and identifying the optimal configurations of potential next-generation boundary layer observing networks to maximize their impact on improving our understanding and forecasting of hazardous weather.

Degree (Ph.D, M.S, B.A, etc.) Major Subject University or College Name Year (YYYY) (optional)
Ph.D. Meteorology University of Oklahoma 2020
M.S. Meteorology University of Oklahoma 2017
B.S. Earth Science – Meteorology PennWest California (formerly California Univ. of Pennsylvania) 2015
Research Interests
  • Boundary layer meteorology
  • Remote sensing
  • Observation networks
  • Convection initiation
  • Uncrewed aircraft systems
  • Severe storm environments
Honors & Awards
Award Name Year
OU SoM Yoshi Sasaki Award for Best M.S. Manuscript 2019
Selected Publications

Gebauer, J. G., A. Shapiro, C. K. Potvin, N. A. Dahl, M. I. Biggerstaff, and A. A. Alford, 2022: Evaluating vertical velocity retrievals from vertical vorticity equation constrained dual-Doppler analysis of real, rapid-scan radar data. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 39, 1519-1610, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-21-0136.1

Shapiro, A., J. G. Gebauer, and D. Parsons, 2022: Emergence of a nocturnal low-level jet from a broad baroclinic zone. J. Atmos. Sci., 79, 1363-1383, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-21-0187.1

Shapiro, A., J. G. Gebauer, N. A. Dahl, D. J. Bodine, A. Mahre, and C. K. Potvin, 2020: Spatially variable advection correction of Doppler radial velocity data. J. Atmos. Sci., 78, 167-188, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-20-0048.1

Gebauer, J. G. and A. Shapiro, 2019: Clarifying the baroclinic contribution to the Great Plains low-level jet frequency maximum. Mon. Wea. Rev., 147, 3481-3493, doi:10.1175/MWR-D-19-0024.1

Dahl, N. A., A. Shapiro, C. K. Potvin, A. Theisen, J. G. Gebauer, A. D. Schenkman, and M. Xue, 2019: High-resolution, rapid-scan dual-Doppler retrievals of vertical velocity in a simulated supercell. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 36, 1477-1500, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-18-0211.1

Smith, E. N., J. G. Gebauer, P. M. Klein, E. Fedorovich, and J. A. Gibbs, 2019: The Great Plains low-level jet during PECAN: Observed and simulated characteristics. Mon. Wea. Rev., 147, 1845-1869, doi:10.1175/MWR-D-18-0293.1

Gebauer, J. G., A. Shapiro, E. Fedorovich, and P. Klein, 2018: Convection initiation caused by heterogeneous low-level jets over the Great Plains. Mon. Wea. Rev., 146, 465-478, doi:10.1175/MWR-D-18-0002.1

Shapiro, A. E. Fedorovich, and J. G. Gebauer, 2018: Mesoscale ascent in nocturnal low-level jets. J. Atmos. Sci., 75, 1403-1427, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-17-0279.1

Gebauer, J. G., E. Fedorovich, and A. Shapiro, 2017: A 1-D theoretical analysis of northerly low-level jets over the Great Plains. J. Atmos. Sci., 74, 3419-3431, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-16-0333.1

Richardson, L. M, J. G. Cunningham, W. D. Zittel, R. R. Lee, R. L. Ice, V. M. Melnikov, N. P. Hoban, and J. G. Gebauer, 2017: Bragg scatter detection by the WSR-88D. Part 1: Algorithm development. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 34, 465-478, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-16-0030.1