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 20:40 69.9 62.4 56.5 5.0 142 8.0 164 24.949 0.0 0.00
2020-07-15 20:35 69.8 63.7 56.9 4.4 179 7.0 178 24.950 0.0 0.00
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
CIRA

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere

Satellite Algorithm Development, Training and Education


Satellite information improves our ability to observe current environmental conditions (relevant, e.g., to increase warning lead times) and advance the representation of physics in numerical weather and climate prediction models. NOAA geostationary and polar orbiting satellites are an integral part of the international global space-based observing system, providing a ‘global spectral shell’ of information with varying spatial, spectral, and temporal characteristics.

 

Satellite Algorithm Development, Training, and Education is a core thematic area of research for CIRA, and we hold over 30 years of experience in developing, demonstrating, transitioning, and training operational users on satellite meteorological products. This expertise spans both national and international operational satellite systems and extends to operational risk-reduction and research-grade systems. We apply this expertise to the development of new satellite algorithms, anticipating future system capabilities, and training forecasters on the capabilities and limitations of satellite-derived information.

 

Meeting the mission-critical needs of NOAA in satellite research and development requires close working partnerships and full immersion within NOAA’s program planning, budget, and execution cycle. This level of involvement is best facilitated by regular, face-to-face interactions. The Cooperative Institute program accomplishes this interaction in a unique way – allowing Federal scientists to physically sit at academic institutions and vice versa.

 

For example, CIRA hosts the Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch (RAMMB) of NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, who interact closely with CIRA scientists at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Our co-location with CSU’s Department of Atmospheric Science enables direct linkages to faculty and their students in the discipline areas of Satellite Meteorology, Radiative Transfer and Remote Sensing Theory, Thermodynamics and Cloud Physics, Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Quality, and Tropical Meteorology and Dynamics. In addition, the NOAA Weather and Climate Center in College Park, MD serves as host to a group of CIRA scientists who are fully entrained within the research activities of Satellite Oceans Sensors Branch as well as the Marine Ecosystems & Climate Branch as part of the NESDIS Environmental Applications Team (NEAT).

 

In both on-site and remote arrangements, Federal scientists serve as technical advisors to ensure that our research follows in lockstep with NOAA mission needs.