Facilities

The C. Gregory Evans Center for Meteorological Education and Research houses the Department of Atmospheric Sciences. We are located in the Academic and Student Activity Center (ASAC) building on the Northern Vermont University-Lyndon campus. When ASAC was built in 2009, it was specifically designed for our department. Atmospheric Sciences classrooms feature SMART technology and distance learning capabilities. We have a 2,000 square foot observation deck, and dedicated research space.

Atmospheric Science hallway

Information Technology and Equipment

The Department of Atmospheric Sciences largely relies on information technology. Therefore, we have a dedicated systems administrator who manages our data servers, the department web server, as well as maintaining two web cameras, and supporting weather-specific software, like AWIPS, IDV, and GR2Analyst, on 45 dual-boot (Windows and Linux) computers. A research-grade weather station on campus continually records weather data. We have over a decade of this data archived, which our students can access for research and verifying forecasts.

John Marshall Observation Deck

Next to our classrooms, the John Marshall Observation Deck provides an astounding 360-degree view. This is perfect for watching the weather! The weather deck is also a great place to launch weather balloons.

Donald and Carmella Dalton Weather Center

The Donald and Carmella Dalton Weather Center has the same computer setup as the computer lab. Students have access to the Weather Center 24/7. The interactive, digital weather map wall contains four 40-inch monitors that displays the latest conditions, radar, satellite, and model forecasts, as well as climate data.

Live Weather Broadcasting

Students in the broadcast concentration have access to the Electronic Journalism Arts (EJA) Department’s facilities. Most noteably, this includes The Weather Company’s MAX weather graphics workstations (identical to those used at TV stations) and EJA’s full television studio. ATM and EJA students produce daily live broadcasts, which are broadcast on News 7’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/news7newslinc/videos/

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