Welcome from the Executive DirectorWelcome 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
Research Grant Paves Way for Weather Drone Studies in Oklahoma
ARRC professor Dr. Phillip Chilson talked about the potential of using drones - unmanned aerial vehicles - to provide weather coverage for the lower atmosphere.
To hear more about the story, please visit this link at the Oklahoma's KOCO 5 website.Posted on Tuesday Aug 18, 2015 10:36 am CDT
OU and NSSL Research Scientists and Professor received NASA Group Achievement Awards
Research Scientist Dr. Pierre-Emmanuel Kirstetter (ARRC/NSSL), along with Dr. Yang Hong (CEES/ARRC) and Dr. Jonathan J. Gourley (NSSL) are members on the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Post-Launch Team recently selected for a NASA Agency Group Achievement Award with a citation “For exceeding all expectations for GPM operations, data processing, algorithm performance, science impact, and education and public outreach within one year after launch”. GPM is an international network of satellites that provides the next-generation observations of rain and snow across the entire globe. NASA's most prestigious honor awards are approved by the Administrator and presented to a number of carefully selected individuals who have distinguished themselves by making outstanding contributions to the Agency's mission. These NASA awards highlight the contribution of outstanding hydrometeorological research conducted on the Norman campus to advance our understanding of Earth's water and energy cycle, improve forecasting of extreme events such as floods, and extend current capabilities in using accurate and timely observations of precipitation to directly benefit society.Posted on Monday Jul 27, 2015 05:21 pm CDT
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