Meteorology Laboratory

The Meteorology Laboratory is used for teaching senior Meteorology (Beginning the Fall Semester of 2020) classes, for meteorology tutoring and for student research. Students access around 600 GB of archived and real-time data using interactive graphics software plus satellite and radar imagery, to perform research into notable past storms, climate variability and change, cloud microphysics and a variety of other meteorological studies. Students also access data to support WxChallenge, an intercollegiate weather forecasting competition.


  • Rooftop observation deck w/ 360-degree view
  • Two automated radiosonde tracking systems
  • Weather balloon launching facility
  • Two automated weather observing stations
  • Nine Windows computers
  • Two Linux machines for NWP models
  • Hand-held weather observing equipment
  • Science demo equipment
  • Six large wall monitors and smart TV monitor
  • Instructor PC
  • Overhead projector
  • Desk seating for weather discussions

Lab Information

Location: AC1 116

Contact Us: To speak to someone about this lab or any of our facilities, call us at 928-777-6600 or 800-888-3728, or email

Lab Director: Mark Sinclair

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