The Ohio State Meteorology Club was founded in 1996, when a group of undergraduate meteorology students decided to start a student organization which would serve not only as a networking tool, but as a social group to get to know fellow students interested in weather.
Atmospheric Science students completing fieldwork for the Microclimatological Measurements class
Audience listening to a local Broadcast Meteorologist give a presentation at the Severe Weather Symposium
Each year the club hosts several professional, social, and volunteer events, in addition to its frequent meetings. Our meetings include speakers from and visits to local TV stations and National Weather Service offices. Our past social events have included holiday parties, bowling, miniature golf, and pizza/video game nights.
Our main event each year is the Annual Severe Weather Symposium. This event provides students and others in the community a chance to learn more about meteorology and network with professional meteorologists from across the country. (Click here for more information on this year’s symposium)
In the fall of 2009, the Meteorology Club drafted a proposal to the Department of Geography seeking funding to update and replace the campus weather instruments and data logger equipment. In the fall of 2010, the Microclimatological Measurements class, under the guidance of Jim DeGrand, installed the system of solar-powered instruments, and routed all the data it collected through the internet to be viewed by anyone at any time. The data, refreshed every minute, can be found here on the Meteorology Club website.
The Meteorology Club is very proud of all their accomplishments and hopes to continue to offer exceptional opportunities to its members and everyone involved.
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When will you be holding this year’s Severe weather symposium?
This year’s Severe Weather symposium will be Friday March 6th from 9am-5pm at the US Bank Conference Theater at the Ohio Union. Updates to come on the website. Please check back at the end of this week!
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How much does the symposium cost? It looks like a great program!
The symposium is absolutely free! The only cost will be parking in the Ohio Union garages.
Hope to see you there!
Could a club memer email me, please, to talk about the possibility of a bright, mature high school junior attending the Severe Weather Symposium? Thanks so much.
In recent weather notes, they have referenced the past strengths of El-Nino’s .
They referenced 1996 and 97 as being the last bad event, but they also references
the ones in in the 70’s and 50’s, the and worst one record was the in 1913. 1913 also happens to be the worst 2day flooding event in Ohio. El-Nino appears to have caused the record setting flood levels on the parts of the Mississippi River recently. Can we expect a replay in of the 1913 event this year or next?
Are there any intentions of covering this topic in the seminar.
Regrettably, I am now unable to attend the symposium tomorrow. I apologize for the late notice. Best wishes for a successful symposium.
Great job on the symposium this year as always.