Scalia Laboratory is located in Athens, Ohio, on the campus of Ohio University. It is a student-run service that provides several forecasts per day tailored to the population living in southeastern Ohio. In addition to providing a free public service, it provides an excellent way for students in OU's Meteorology program to get real forecasting experience.
Scalia Laboratory is also a research facility, where students and faculty investigate a wide variety of meteorological and climatological phenomena, ranging from the climate of Antarctica to understanding the relationships between lightning frequency and hail in Ohio.
Ohio University is one of two schools in Ohio to offer degrees in meteorology. The University offers three tracks for a meteorology degree: Geography-meteorology; Physics-meteorology; and Mathematics-meteorology, although the majority of meteorology majors are within the Geography Department. The curriculum meets the American Meteorological Society's requirements for employment with the National Weather Service or other federal agencies. A Master's level graduate program in Geography, with a focus in meteorology, is also offered.
If you are interested in pursuing a degree in meteorology at Ohio University, please feel free to contact Dr. Ryan Fogt.