Dr. Yagmur Derin

post-doctoral research scientist assistant

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

Research areas: Orographic precipitation | Radar and satellite remote sensing | X-band Dual Polarization Radar Retrieval | Numerical and Statistical Error Models


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 data to better understand physical and dynamical processes of orographic precipitation. I use satellite and in situ (rain gauges, weather radar) data to characterize and model uncertainty related to satellite-based precipitation products (SPP) from TRMM and GPM particularly over complex terrain by accounting for dynamical processes of orographic 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…