PX-1000 taking part in the 2015 PECAN field project. 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 Executive Director

Welcome to the Advanced Radar Research Center (ARRC) at the University of Oklahoma! The ARRC is approaching its 10-year anniversary, and in that time has grown from a small group of energetic faculty and students into the largest academic radar program in the nation with well over 100 members. We focus on interdisciplinary education, leveraging a nationally ranked meteorology program and aggressively growing engineering departments. Our School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, for example, has moved up 25 spots in national rankings in just the last year, largely due to a significant growth in radar and applied electromagnetics. The ARRC recently moved into the state-of-the-art Radar Innovations Laboratory – a 35,000-sqft “working laboratory” dedicated to innovations in radar technology and science. With the complete support of the university administration, the ARRC is poised to become the “go to” place for all things radar! -- Bob Palmer


2015 International Symposium on Earth-Science Challenges (ISEC) - Call for Papers

Please join us for the 2015 International Symposium on Earth-Science Challenges (ISEC) to be held in Norman, Oklahoma. ISEC is dedicated to bringing together scientists and engineers from around the world to share recent advances in the study of the Earth. Attendees will enjoy an exciting social program centered on the many attractions in Norman, Oklahoma. Abstract submission is now open and can be found under the 2015 ISEC tab.

Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015 10:17 am CDT

Oklahoma Weather Drone Use Could Provide Tornado Warnings

ARRC professor Dr. Phillip Chilson talked about the potential of using drones - unmanned aerial vehicles - to potentially cover the lower atmosphere where radar, satellites and balloons do not provide sufficient coverage.

To read more about the story, please visit this link at the Oklahoma's News 9 website.

Posted on Tuesday May 05, 2015 09:40 am CDT

Potential Collaboration with Korean Meteorological Administration

ARRC team, including Bob Palmer, Tian Yu, and Boonleng Cheong, visited the Korean Meteorological Administration in May 2015 to discuss potential collaboration around wintertime polarimetric radar measurements.

Posted on Tuesday May 05, 2015 09:40 am CDT

ARRC Professor Interviewed on the OCAST Radio Show

ARRC faculty Dr. Phillip Chilson was interviewed on the Oklahoma Innovations Radio Show on the OCAST Radio Network to talk about the sensing of the atmosphere using Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). If you missed the show over the weekend, you can listen to the show again using this link.

Posted on Tuesday Apr 28, 2015 05:24 pm CDT

Congratulations to ARRC  Faculty, Yan "Rockee" Zhang for receiving the OU President's Associates Presidential Professorship

Dr. Zhang is one of three recipients to receive the annual President's Associated Presidential Professorship for 2015. This award is given to a professor that shows accomplishments in the following: Teaching, Research and Creative Activity, Professional and University Service. Congratulations Dr. Zhang!

Posted on Friday Apr 10, 2015 08:51 am CDT

Storm Chasing with the ARRC

ARRC Students and Faculty chase storms in Northern Oklahoma on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 with the Atmospheric Imaging Radar (AIR) truck.

Posted on Friday Apr 10, 2015 08:44 am CDT