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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.

Gunnison Radar Project 2009

Gunnison Radar Project 2009

Two optical disdrometers, rain gauges, surface obs and a mobile radar were installed in Gunnison, CO to examine the terrain-induced circulations favorable for storm formation and motion and to demonstrate the gap-filling potential of a small Doppler radar within the coverage area of the national Weather Service WSR-88D
radar at Grand Junction, CO.

Dr Friedrich on CU Science Update

Watch CU students and professors as well as scientists form the Center of Severe Weather intercepted hurricane Ike 2008 on Galveston Island, Texas. A Doppler on Wheels (DOW) mobile radar was deployed together with several surface instruments to study surface wind strength and precipitation.

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