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The Meteorology Lab directly supports the Department of Geography's Program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology. The lab consists of PC's configured to access internet-based weather data and multimedia modules. These meteorological training modules, developed by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), (http://www2.ucar.edu/) are used throughout the private sector and National Weather Service for further training and understanding of atmospheric processes. Northern Illinois University is a member of UCAR's Unidata program (http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/) which provides student access to real time meteorological data (e.g., Doppler radar imagery, satellite imagery, surface and upper-air data, full suite of numerical model data, etc.) and state-of-the-art software packages (e.g., GEMPAK, IDV). The Meteorology Lab contains a large digital map wall that displays current observations across the Midwest and U.S., providing a backdrop for interactive, student-led weather discussions.MET Lab image

For additional information contact Walker Ashley, David Changnon or Jie Song.