Dr. Petra Klein

Dr. Petra Klein

Professor, Executive Associate Dean

School of Meteorology

Dr. Klein earned a Diploma (1993) in Physics and PhD in Civil Engineering (1999) degrees from the University of Karlsruhe. From 1999 to 2000 she was a Post-Doc at ETH in Zurich, Switzerland where she worked on the European Project TRAPOS that focused on the disperions of tarddic emissions in street canyons. She moved to Norman, OK in January 2001 to take a position as Visiting Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering and Environmental Science at the Univeristy of Oklahoma before she joined the School of Meteorology as tenure-track faculty member in 2002.

Interests
  • boundary layer meteorology
  • tropospheric pollution problems
  • flow and turbulence characteristics in urban areas
  • wind-tunnel modeling of geophysical flow phenomena
  • atmospheric measurement techniques
  • stable boundary layers
  • low-level jets
Education
  • PhD in Civil Engineering, 1999

    University of Karlsruhe

  • MS in Physics, 1993

    University of Karlsruhe

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