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Plowable hail event featured in Washington Post

Plowable hail event featured in Washington Post

A large plowable hail event took place on May 10th, 2016 in Nebraska. An article in the Washington Post documented the event that produced so much hail in an area of Omaha that heavy equipment was need to remove it. Here is a link to the article.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Retreat 2015

Winter Retreat 2015

Our Team: Evan Kalina, Josh Aikins, Katja & Luisa, Matthew Steiner

VORTEX2

VORTEX2 (2009 and 2010) has been by far the largest and most ambitious effort ever made to understand tornadoes.

Intro to the Distrometer

The Disdrometer is an instrument that uses a laser beam to measure various characteristics of precipitation. In this 12 minute video Dr Friedrich explains how it works, the science behind it and its application in weather research.

 

Storm Peak Lab Video

Storm Peak Lab is located in Steamboat Springs, CO at 10,500 ft and was built in order to make time-extended observations of cloud physics and cloud-aerosol chemistry.

Hurricane Ike 2008

Hurricane Ike 2008

At Galveston Island, TX, students and researchers from CU Boulder and CSWR deployed instruments during Hurricane Ike 2008.

Steamboat Springs Experiment 2010

Steamboat Springs Experiment 2010

Currently the link between pollution aerosols and snowfall rates in the Mount Werner area near Steamboat, CO, is being investigated.

CU's Skywatch Laboratory

CU's Skywatch Laboratory

Check out the skywatch lab which is situated on the roof of CU's Duane Physics building. Several instruments have been installed to measure both atmospheric radiation and precipitation for both research and teaching purposes. Instruments include pyranometer, pyrgeometer, ceilometer, spectrometer, solar spectral flux radiometer, pluviometer, disdrometer, and a microwave rain radar.

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