Dr. Yagmur Derin

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Yagmur Derin, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Advanced Radar Research Center
University of Oklahoma

Hydrology, climate change, hydrometeorology, remote sensing, modeling, and data analytics


I am a first-generation female scientist from Ankara, Turkey. Currently I am a postdoc at the University of Oklahoma. My research focuses on collecting and analyzing precipitation data to better understand physical and dynamical processes of orographic precipitation. I use remote sensing data (weather radar and space-based sensors), in situ data, reanalysis data and numerical weather models to asses the impacts of climate change on precipitation and cloud properties and to not only accurately measure, but model orographic precipitation processes at both regional and global scale. Moreover, I characterize and model uncertainty of satellite-based precipitation products (SPP) from TRMM and GPM over “nontraditional” (coastal areas and mountainous terrains) regions by accounting for dynamical processes of precipitation.

The wind began to blow steadily out of the west and pour the water of the distant seas on the dark heads of the hills…