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Peter B. Roohr

Peter B. Roohr

DHS National Operations Center (NOC)



Dr. Peter B. Roohr is a meteorologist managing the fire weather science and technology and Small Business Innovation Research programs within the Office of Science and Technology at Headquarters National Weather Service. He is also a subject matter expert in topics of lightning, winter weather and volcanic ash. He grew up in Alexandria VA and obtained a B.A. degree in Environmental Science at the University of Virginia (minor in Astronomy), and M.S. (1991) and PhD (1999) degrees in Atmospheric Science from Colorado State University. His thesis and dissertation concentrated on the incorporation of lightning data into nowcasting of phenomena such as intense bands of snow and ice. From 1986 to 2007 he was a U.S. Air Force officer managing major weather system program acquisition and technology transition, as well as directing the diverse operations and policy development of four major weather squadrons/divisions in Korea, within AF Materiel Command, at AF Weather Agency and at the Pentagon.


Lightning, winter weather and volcanic ash