Welcome from the Interim DirectorWelcome 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
The PX-1000 at the Lobo Overlook in the Rio Grande for a Colorado Field CampaignARRC 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!
Click here for more information.Posted on Thursday Jun 19, 2014 07:55 am CDT
Antenna Class Final ProjectsStudents 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
ARRC Job Opening for the DirectorThe University of Oklahoma seeks an exceptional, dynamic leader to serve as Director of its Advanced Radar Research Center (ARRC). The ARRC Director provides intellectual leadership in a multidisciplinary environment. The Director works in collaboration with private industry and federal agencies and carries out a vigorous program of teaching, research, and service that attracts exceptional students and prepares them to become future leaders in the development and application of advanced radar technologies.
Click here for more information.Posted on Friday Apr 18, 2014 10:30 am CDT
Visiting Scholars Weekend - Call for Student Participation
Overview: Professors at the University of Oklahoma (OU) invite potential graduate students to visit OU’s Advanced Radar Research Center (ARRC). The goal is to recruit students interested in seeking an advanced degree in one or more of the three research areas listed below. Travel and lodging support are available.
Click here for more details and application.Posted on Tuesday Jan 07, 2014 11:10 am CST