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Chris Slocum

Cooperative Research Program

Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch, in Fort Collins, Colorado
Physical Scientist


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Chris Slocum photoChris Slocum specializes in tropical and satellite meteorology specifically tropical cyclone dynamics, applications from geostationary platforms, and machine learning. His current research emphasis includes exploring machine learning applications to improve short-term forecasts and blend data from geostationary and polar-orbiting satellites. He has published many scientific journal publications, technical reports, and has made presentations at numerous scientific meetings.

Dr. Slocum earned a B.S. in Meteorology (2011) from The Pennsylvania State University, and a Masters (2013) and Ph.D. (2018) in Atmospheric Science from Colorado State University. He continued as a Postdoctoral Fellow and later as a Research Scientist at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) at Colorado State University before joining the Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology (RAMM) Branch of NOAA/NESDIS/STAR as a Physical Scientist in 2019.