Jessica Erlingis264606_10100222056613657_8384212_n

Ph.D. Student
School of Meteorology, The University of Oklahoma

National Weather Center (NWC)
120 David L. Boren Blvd, Rm. 4700
Norman OK 73072
(405) 325-6376


  • M.S. Environmental Engineering, Duke University, 2012
  • B.S. Meteorology, The University of Oklahoma, 2010

Research Interests

  • Flash Flood Prediction and Modeling
  • Hydroclimatology
  • Radar Meteorology


  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
  • American Meteorological Society Graduate Fellowship
  • J.B. Duke Fellowship, Duke University
  • Pratt-Gardner Fellowship, Duke University
  • American Meteorological Society Howard T. Orville Endowed Scholarship in Meteorology
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • Outstanding Performance as an Undergraduate, School of Meteorology
  • American Meteorological Society Freshman Scholarship


7PrecipitationErlingis, J.M., J.J. Gourley, and J.B. Basara, 2019: Diagnosing moisture sources for flash floods in the United States. Part I: Kinematic trajectories. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 20, 1495-1509. doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-18-0119.1.2019
6PrecipitationErlingis, J.M., J.J. Gourley, and J.B. Basara, 2019: Diagnosing moisture sources for flash floods in the United States. Part II: Terrestrial and oceanic sources of moisture. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 20, 1511-1531. doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-18-0120.1.2019
5PrecipitationErlingis, J.M., J.J. Gourley, P.E. Kirstetter, E.N. Anagnostou, J. Kalogiros, M.N. Anagnostou, and W.A. Petersen, 2018: Evaluation of operational and experimental precipitation algorithms and microphysical insights during IPHEx. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 19, 113-125. doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-17-0080.1.2018
4FloodGourley, J., Z. Flamig, H. Vergara, P. Kirstetter, R. Clark, E. Argyle, A. Arthur, S. Martinaitis, G. Terti, J. Erlingis, Y. Hong, and K. Howard, 2016: The Flooded Locations And Simulated Hydrographs (FLASH) project: improving the tools for flash flood monitoring and prediction across the United States. . Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc.,. doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00247.1.2016
3Satellite PrecipitationHe, Xiaogang, Hyungjun Kim, Pierre-Emmanuel Kirstetter, Kei Yoshimura, Eun-Chul Chang, Craig R. Ferguson, Jessica M. Erlingis, Yang Hong, and Taikan Oki, 2015: The Diurnal Cycle of Precipitation in Regional Spectral Model Simulations over West Africa: Sensitivities to Resolution and Cumulus Schemes. Weather and Forecasting, 30 (2), 424-445 . doi: 10.1175/WAF-D-14-00013.1. PDF.2015
2Natural Hazards, FloodGourley, J. J., J. M. Erlingis, Y. Hong, and E. B. Wells, 2012: Evaluation of Tools Used for Monitoring and Forecasting Flash Floods in the United States. Weather and Forecasting, 27 (1), 158-173. doi: 10.1175/waf-d-10-05043.1. PDF.2012
1Natural Hazards, FloodGourley, J. J., J. M. Erlingis, T. M. Smith, K. L. Ortega and Y. Hong, 2010: Remote collection and analysis of witness reports on flash floods. Journal of Hydrology, 394 (1–2), 53-62. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2010.05.042. PDF.2010