The Boundary Layer Integrated Sensing and Simulation (BLISS) group acts as an umbrella under which all those in and connected to the National Weather Center community with an interest in boundary layer studies can come together and collaborate.

BLISS welcomes the participation of independent functioning research groups or centers (in part or in entirety), individual researchers of any affiliation (e.g., CIWRO, SoM, NSSL, etc.), faculty members, and students from any background with an interest in boundary layer studies from theory to observations to NWP applications.

In short, the BLISS group aims to unite all those working on boundary layer-related problems across the board to foster a community of collaboration and support regardless of experience level, or affiliation with an active research group. BLISS includes the following components:

  1. ‘Formal’ BLISS group meetings that mainly serve to update the BLISS community about what each group/individual is working on and propose avenues for collaboration (e.g., field programs, research projects, proposals, mentorship, etc.)

  2. Science sharing via talks delivered in the Boundary Layer, Urban Meteorology, and Land-Surface Processes (BUL) Seminar series. The format is flexible to accommodate desired opportunities for science sharing including full-length (40 minute) talks, conference style (15 minute) talks, or anything in between.

  3. Virtual working group environment, where subgroups can be created to foster additional collaboration and conversation

  4. Potential collaborative projects including, but not limited to, field programs

  5. Social gatherings of the BLISS community.

The BLISS web domain is funded by the University of Oklahoma and the website is managed on a volunteer basis by Dr. Elizabeth Smith, Dr. Jeremy Gibbs, Dr. Tyler Bell, and Dr. Joshua Gebauer. Contact information may be found here.