The Meteorology Laboratory is used for teaching senior Applied Meteorology 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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