Paulina Cwik

Graduate Research Assistant

University of Oklahoma

Responsibilities at SC CSC:

Paulina is a master's candidate at the University of Oklahoma in the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences. Her research focuses on large-scale atmospheric patterns associated with historical tornado outbreaks and the influence of climate change on those patterns. She joined the South Central Climate Science Center in June of 2017. Her work at the SC CSC is focused on generation of climate data and other products that can be used for impact assessments, climate change monitoring and decision making. Specifically, she is involved with 
1) developing statistically downscaled climate data for the region and 
2) improving the prediction of heavy rainfall events as part of a PREEVENTS National Science Foundation grant awarded to the University of Oklahoma.


Paulina studied geography, meteorology, and geology at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland, and received two masters-equivalent degrees before coming to the United States. Prior to joining the SC CSC, she spent 2 years interning at the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory in Norman. During that time she supported researchers at CIMMS (Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies) working to improve tornado detection and warnings.