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Nicki L. Hickmon

ARM Associate Director for Operations



  • M.S., Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, 2004.

Current Role

Associate Director for Operations for the multi-lab DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility.  She oversees facility operations for ARM’s six observatories, including facility analysis, observing networks, data discovery, instrument operations, and strategic planning.


Field and remote operations for meteorological programs; bridging gaps between science, operations, and commerce.

Career Highlights

  • Program/project managerARM AMF2 field operations; U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll meteorological support, Federal Aviation Administration Weather in the Cockpit; University of Oklahoma Prime Radar Build.
  • Developer/quality assessment: Oklahoma Mesonet observation handling, visualization, and environmental modeling; Warning Decision Training Branch Weather Event Simulator.
  • Research: Storm-scale ensemble forecasting, event analysis.