Jeff Kimpel is confirmed dead at the age of 77.
Jeff was best known as a American meteorologist.
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RT @ousom: Our hearts and minds are with the family of Dr. Jeff Kimpel, a man whose immense impact on the School, OU, and theā€¦
RT @NOAANSSL: We found this clip of former NOAA NSSL Director Jeff Kimpel as he talks about the proudest moment of his career. Itā€¦
James "Jeff" Kimpel
Jeff Kimpel.jpg
Born(1942-04-18)April 18, 1942
DiedFebruary 22, 2020(2020-02-22) (aged 77)
EducationUniversity of Wisconsinā€“Madison (PhD)
Known forDirector of NSSL
Scientific career
FieldsMeteorology
InstitutionsUniversity of Oklahoma (OU); National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL)
InfluencesEdwin Kessler
James "Jeff" Kimpel (April 18, 1942 - February 22, 2020) was an American atmospheric scientist with expertise on severe storm who was a provost of the University of Oklahoma (OU) and director of the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL).
Kimpel served in the Air Force in the Vietnam War, where he was awarded a Bronze Star Medal. He joined the faculty of OU in 1973, became dean of the College of Geosciences in 1987, and was a director of Weather Center Programs and a senior vice president of the university before an appointment as provost of the Norman campus in 1992. Kimpel was the third director of NSSL, from 1997-2010. At NSSL, he was known for overseeing the development of a weather radar Hazardous Testbed and phased array Doppler radar, as well as coalition building such as that which led to the formation of the National Weather Center (NWC). Kimpel was elected as a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) in 1989 and as president of the organization in 2000. He also was on the Board of Trustees of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), the National Science Foundation (NSF)'s Advisory Committee for Atmospheric Sciences, and the National Weather Service NCEP Advisory Panel. Additionally, he was President of Applied Systems Institute, Inc.
Kimpel retired from NSSL in 2010. Kimpel died on February 22, 2020.
See also
David Atlas
Donald W. Burgess
Leslie R. Lemon
Roger Lhermitte
External links
Weather enterprise mourning loss of Jeff Kimpel
NOAA Weather Partners Spotlight: NSSL (a video presentation by Kimpel; July 26, 2007)
The Kimpel Symposium
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