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James H. Ruppert Jr.

Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma

I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma. In my research I use fluid dynamics, numerical modeling, and observations to investigate questions related to tropical cyclones (hurricanes), tropical meteorology, and climate. I am especially fascinated by the physical processes involved in the formation of tropical cyclones, down to the smallest scales of interaction between cloud particles and radiation. In my research I seek to better understand the dynamics of extreme rainfall and the storm systems that produce it, with the objective of helping us improve the predictions of weather and climate.


  • 2018–present
    Assistant Research Professor , Penn State


  • 2015 
    Colorado State University, Ph.D. in atmospheric science
  • 2012 
    Colorado State University, M.S. in atmospheric science

Professional Memberships

  • American Meteorological Society
  • American Geophysical Union
  • European Geosciences Union