Christman Field Latest Observations
Date Time
MST
Temp
°F
RH
%
DewPt
°F
Wind
mph
Dir
°
Gust
mph
Dir
°
Press
in Hg
Solar
W/m^2
Prec
in
2020-07-15 20:30 69.8 63.9 57.1 3.6 162 5.4 185 24.950 0.0 0.00
2020-07-15 20:25 70.1 63.9 57.3 4.2 166 6.3 178 24.949 0.0 0.00
2020-07-15 20:20 70.7 63.0 57.5 3.3 172 5.2 164 24.948 0.0 0.00
2020-07-15 20:15 71.2 61.7 57.4 3.8 165 6.9 150 24.946 0.0 0.00
2020-07-15 20:10 71.1 61.2 57.1 5.8 145 8.7 156 24.946 0.0 0.00
2020-07-15 20:05 71.2 61.5 57.3 4.7 172 5.9 142 24.945 0.0 0.00
2020-07-15 20:00 71.3 61.3 57.3 4.5 139 6.3 158 24.945 0.1 0.00
2020-07-15 19:55 71.5 61.0 57.4 3.7 141 5.3 128 24.943 0.4 0.00
2020-07-15 19:50 71.9 60.0 57.2 4.9 145 6.6 135 24.944 1.4 0.00
2020-07-15 19:45 72.1 59.2 57.1 5.4 128 7.7 137 24.944 5.0 0.00
2020-07-15 19:40 72.2 59.0 57.1 5.2 146 6.9 142 24.942 10.7 0.00
2020-07-15 19:35 72.4 58.5 57.1 5.5 151 8.2 139 24.944 11.8 0.00
2020-07-15 19:30 72.5 58.2 57.0 5.5 141 9.5 127 24.945 11.2 0.00
2020-07-15 19:25 72.7 58.4 57.2 6.4 114 8.8 133 24.945 12.3 0.00
2020-07-15 19:20 72.8 58.3 57.3 5.2 134 8.8 128 24.945 17.1 0.00
2020-07-15 19:15 73.0 57.9 57.3 3.3 120 6.4 132 24.945 19.3 0.00
2020-07-15 19:10 73.3 57.2 57.2 4.4 127 8.0 132 24.944 22.6 0.00
2020-07-15 19:05 73.3 56.8 57.1 6.0 125 9.8 144 24.941 26.1 0.00
2020-07-15 19:00 73.4 56.3 57.0 7.4 144 11.0 142 24.940 27.1 0.00
2020-07-15 18:55 73.5 56.1 56.9 7.6 137 11.4 157 24.942 32.3 0.00
2020-07-15 18:50 73.6 55.7 56.8 7.0 142 11.4 138 24.942 35.3 0.00
2020-07-15 18:45 73.7 55.4 56.7 5.9 151 8.9 126 24.939 37.6 0.00
2020-07-15 18:40 73.8 54.8 56.6 6.4 154 8.9 167 24.941 48.2 0.00
2020-07-15 18:35 74.0 54.6 56.6 6.2 146 9.4 137 24.941 60.5 0.00
2020-07-15 18:30 74.1 54.0 56.4 7.5 157 9.6 157 24.942 71.1 0.00
2020-07-15 18:25 74.2 53.2 56.0 7.5 141 10.8 136 24.941 78.2 0.00
2020-07-15 18:20 74.2 53.4 56.2 6.6 96 13.5 145 24.942 85.5 0.00
2020-07-15 18:15 74.2 52.6 55.8 5.9 149 12.3 149 24.940 96.7 0.00
2020-07-15 18:10 74.3 53.9 56.5 5.9 127 8.9 99 24.939 107.3 0.00
2020-07-15 18:05 74.3 53.5 56.3 6.1 135 9.4 111 24.942 139.8 0.00
CIRA

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere

Modeling Systems Research


Much of the Regional to Global-scale Modeling work done at CIRA is performed by approximately 20 CIRA researchers who are integrated into various collaborative research activities within the Global Systems Division (GSD) at the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) in Boulder. They conduct research and development to provide NOAA and the nation with observing, prediction, computer, and information systems that deliver environmental products ranging from local to global predictions of short-range, high impact weather and air quality events to longer-term intra-seasonal climate forecasts.

 

CIRA researchers and scientists, in partnership with GSD, Global Monitoring Division (GMD), and Physical Sciences Division (PSD) scientists, conceive, design, and test the forecast impact of meteorological observing systems, with an emphasis on integrated observing systems employing a large range of measurement systems. They develop modeling and assimilation techniques and information systems to improve the short-range weather forecasting necessary for severe weather watches and warnings, heavy precipitation events, water management, air quality forecasting, and fire weather prediction. They develop the global Earth system modeling and assimilation techniques needed for global chemical transport and regional climate simulations.

 

Together with our partners at the NOAA ESRL, CIRA scientists and researchers investigate high-performance computer architectures to handle the enormous computational demands of environmental models and develop environmental information systems to support commerce, transportation, emergency management, and other societal needs. They support NOAA in high-performance computing through new computing technology and improved software engineering practices while investigating advanced computer architecture to handle the enormous computational demands of environmental models.

 

In other research, our scientists use models to improve the representation of clouds and land surface processes and to investigate the response of regional hydrology to global climate change. These impact studies help facilitate the development and enhancement of models for both operational forecasting and research applications. They help create tools that allow scientists to obtain more information from observations and simulated observations and conduct weather analysis, numerical forecasting, and ensemble forecasting.