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The Cooperative Institute for Precipitation Systems (CIPS) was developed in conjunction with the following CSTAR awards:

A Proposal to Improve Quantitative Precipitation Forecasting within the National Weather Service Central Region, 1 May 2000 - 30 April 2003. Investigators: James T. Moore and Charles E. Graves

A Proposal to Improve Prediction of Significant Precipitation Events within the National Weather Service Central Region, October 2003 - 30 September 2007. Investigators: James T. Moore and Charles E. Graves

We have given many presentations at national conferences and regional workshops including presentations at the: American Meteorological Society (AMS) Conferences on Weather Analysis and Forecasting and Severe Local Storms, annual meetings of the National Weather Association, annual meetings of the Missouri Academy of Science, and numerous regional workshops. We have presented our research at more than 15 different NWS forecast offices. In addition, we have given many presentations at COMET residence courses including the Hydrometeorology HPC/RFC course, Meteorological Services of Canada Winter Weather course, and the six-week COMAP course given to SOOs. CIPS sponsored a two-day workshop at Saint Louis University (SLU) in 2002. We also collaborated with the St. Louis NWS forecast office on a severe weather workshop for the media in the spring of 2007.

Numerous graduate students have contributed to the CIPS research effort. Sixteen have completed their masterís degrees, and five have completed their doctorate. Of the masterís students, five have stayed on for their doctorate, while seven have gone on to employment with the NWS. Currently two students are working with CIPS, one is working toward their doctorate and the other toward their master's.


Cooperative Institute for Precipitation Systems · Saint Louis University · 3642 Lindell Blvd. · St. Louis, MO 63108 · gravesce[at]slu[dot]edu

Last Modified: 5 January 2011