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Brice Coffer

Senior Research Scholar


Jordan Hall 5138


Research scientist in the Convective Storms Group at NC State. I use observations from field projects to study how the environment affects the in-storm processes within supercells thunderstorms that eventually lead to tornadogenesis (or the lack thereof).  I grew up in Texas, but went to the University of Oklahoma for my undergraduate degree. In addition to studying at OU, I also worked for the National Severe Storms Laboratory and interned at the Storm Prediction Center. While there, I participated in several field programs, including VORTEX2. My original interest in meteorology stemmed from tropical cyclones, however while working at NSSL and the SPC, as well as storm chasing throughout the Great Plains, I developed a deep passion for severe convective weather.

In my free time, I like to play with my amazing dog Denali, hiking and traveling, and playing soccer. I am also an avid Oklahoma Sooners football and Arsenal fan. Since I started my PhD in 2015, I’ve been trying to visit every US National Park, and as of 2021, I have visited 54 out of 63.

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Bachelor of Science Meteorology University of Oklahoma 2012

Master of Science Atmospheric Science North Carolina State University 2014

Doctor of Philosophy Atmospheric Sciences North Carolina State University 2017