Corey Potvin


Data Assimilation & Modeling Team (DAMT)

Job Title:Research Meteorologist


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Warn-on-Forecast scientist in FRDD since 2012, and adjunct/affiliate faculty member of the OU School of Meteorology since 2014. I work on many facets of thunderstorm prediction.

Degree (Ph.D, M.S, B.A, etc.) Major Subject University or College Name Year (YYYY) (optional)
Ph.D Meteorology University of Oklahoma 2010
M.S. Meteorology University of Oklahoma 2006
B.S. Meteorology & Mathematics Lyndon State College 2004
Research Interests
  • Warn-on-Forecast
  • Convection-allowing models
  • Ensemble data assimilation & prediction
  • Thunderstorm predictability
  • Storm-scale analysis techniques
  • Machine learning
Professional Activities
  • Editor, Weather and Forecasting
  • Editor, Artificial Intelligence for the Earth Systems
  • Co-Chair, NOAA Artificial Intelligence Working Group
  • NOAA Generative AI Working Group
  • Unified Forecast System Short-Range Weather/Convection-Allowing Model Applications Team
  • NOAA Modeling Board Working Group on Enabling Observations into Models
Honors & Awards
Award Name Year
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers 2014
Selected Publications

CV and full publications list can be found at my NSSL page.

Potvin, C. K., C. Broyles, P. S. Skinner, and H. E. Brooks, 2022: Improving estimates of U.S. tornado frequency by accounting for unreported and underrated tornadoes. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol.61, 909-930. DOI: 10.1175/JAMC-D-21-0225.1.

Potvin, C.K., and Coauthors, 2019: Systematic comparison of convection-allowing models during the 2017 NOAA HWT Spring Forecasting Experiment. Wea. and Forecasting34, 1395-1416. DOI: 10.1175/WAF-D-19-0056.1.

Potvin, C. K., E. M. Murillo, M. L. Flora, and D. M. Wheatley, 2017: Sensitivity of supercell simulations to initial-condition resolution. J. Atmos. Sci.74, 5-26. DOI: 10.1175/JAS-D-16-0098.1.

Potvin, C. K., and M. L. Flora, 2015: Sensitivity of idealized supercell simulations to horizontal grid spacing: Implications for Warn-on-Forecast. Mon. Wea. Rev.143, 2998-3024. DOI: 10.1175/MWR-D-14-00416.1.

Potvin, C. K., and L. J. Wicker, 2012: Comparison between dual-Doppler and EnKF storm-scale wind analyses: Observing system experiments with a simulated supercell thunderstorm. Mon. Wea. Rev..140, 3972-3991. DOI: 10.1175/MWR-D-12-00044.1.

Potvin, C. K., A. Shapiro, and M. Xue, 2012: Impact of a vertical vorticity constraint in variational dual-Doppler wind analysis: Tests with real and simulated supercell data. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol.29, 32-49. DOI: 10.1175/JTECH-D-11-00019.1.

Potvin, C. K., K. L. Elmore, and S. J. Weiss, 2010: Assessing the impacts of proximity sounding criteria on the climatology of significant tornado environments. Wea. and Forecasting25, 921-930. DOI: 10.1175/2010WAF2222368.1.