DEVAS Camp 2013 was held June 11th at OU's Devon Energy Hall. Students use common items to build a touchpad at DEVAS Camp 2013. ARRC radar PX-1000 captured the Moore tornado on May 20, 2013. ARRC/ECE student Kevin Windham helped with the rescue & recovery effort in the aftermath of the May 20, 2013 tornado in Moore, OK. ARRC GRA's Jim Kurdzo, David Bodine & Feng Nai collect supercell data with the Atmospheric Imaging Radar near Snyder, OK on May 9, 2013. Twenty-three minutes of supercell data at rapid-scan rate, covering a range of 4-15 km, was collected with the AIR radar on May 9 near Snyder, OK. Dr. Boon Leng Cheong looks at a mobile radar at the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED), Japan.

Welcome from the Interim Director

Welcome to the Advanced Radar Research Center at the University of Oklahoma! The ARRC consists of a vibrant group of faculty and students from both engineering and meteorology, focused on solving challenging radar problems and preparing the next generation of students. Through the collaborative nature instilled in its members, the ARRC has proven effective at developing synergy between science and engineering in the field of radar. In the National Weather Center and in its extensive laboratory and radar facilities, meteorology and engineering faculty and students work side-by-side to learn from each other and to tackle tough problems in remote sensing, microwave engineering, and applied electromagnetics. This interdisciplinary esprit de corps has already had a profound effect on both the undergraduate and graduate educational experiences in radar provided to OU students. -- Tian Yu


WNI Celebrates 10 years at the University of Oklahoma

Weather News International (WNI) celebrated ten (10) years of being on the University of Oklahoma South Campus. To celebrate this Anniversary WNI conducted the traditional Japanese Sake Barrel Ceremony, "Kagami-Biraki", where several barrels of sake were broken open by wooden mallets.

Posted on Wednesday Oct 29, 2014 04:04 pm CDT

Radar Innovations Lab Grand Opening!

The University of Oklahoma Advanced Radar Research Center's Radar Innovations Lab (RIL) held the Opening Dedication Ceremony last week, Oct 22, 2014 @1:30pm. Dr. Robert Palmer, Mrs. Palmer, University President David L. Boren, Dean Berrien Moore, Dr. David Bodine and others cut the ribbon at the entrance of the building to symbolize the opening of this building to the public.

Posted on Wednesday Oct 29, 2014 03:56 pm CDT

The PX-1000 at the Lobo Overlook in the Rio Grande for a Colorado Field Campaign

ARRC research scientist Dr. Pierre Kirstetter, along with Drs. Boon Leng Cheong and Tian-You Yu, deployed the PX-1000 for a field experiment to monitor weather and hydrology over areas affected by wildfire and debris flows in the Rio Grande area, Colorado. The radar has been operated from the Lobo overlook to monitor precipitation and complement the NEXRAD coverage in complex terrain. Further, a number of developmental radar-based (MRMS) products have been supplied to the experimental team for research and evaluation. The operations have been coordinated with the Rio Grande Watershed Emergency Action Coordination Team (RWEACT), the Colorado Water Conservation Board, the National Weather Service offices of Pueblo and Grand Junction and the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory. The experiment was conducted from September 1 to October 15, 2014. Posted on Saturday Oct 11, 2014 12:41 pm CDT

Tornado Debris Study Led By Dr. Palmer Appeared on NSF Science Now

Led by Dr. Robert Palmer, the project entitled "Understanding Polarimetric Radar Tornadic Debris Signatures Using Modeling, Simulations, and Field Measurements", which is funded by the NSF appeared on the Episode 25 of the NSF Science Now.

The entire Episode 25 can be found at the NSF Science 360 website.

Posted on Friday Jul 11, 2014 02:46 pm CDT

ARRC Professor receives 2014 University of Oklahoma's Regents' Award for Superior Research

The University of Oklahoma’s Regents’ Award for Superior Research is awarded each year to a professor who shows superio accomplishments in teaching, research and creative activity, professional and university service. Congratulations to ARRC Faculty member, Dr. Yang Hong, for receiving this prestigious award!

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Posted on Thursday Jun 19, 2014 07:55 am CDT

Antenna Class Final Projects

Students pose with their constructed antennas as the final project for the antennas course at OU. These antennas were designed using standard, readily available materials such as aluminum foil. All designed antennas successfully received many of the available television channels in the Oklahoma City metro area - outperforming a standard antenna that can be purchased for over-the-air television reception. Posted on Wednesday Jun 18, 2014 04:36 pm CDT