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
2020-04-09 16:35 56.3 32.1 26.9 8.2 123 13.3 137 24.884 336.3 0.00
2020-04-09 16:30 55.7 32.9 27.0 7.9 160 11.2 171 24.883 352.1 0.00
2020-04-09 16:25 55.9 32.8 27.0 9.5 124 14.7 140 24.883 368.2 0.00
2020-04-09 16:20 56.3 32.6 27.2 9.3 134 15.1 135 24.883 385.4 0.00
2020-04-09 16:15 56.4 33.2 27.8 7.9 143 13.1 107 24.882 400.9 0.00
2020-04-09 16:10 56.3 31.7 26.6 7.7 116 11.0 129 24.883 419.8 0.00
2020-04-09 16:05 56.5 32.1 27.1 6.4 132 11.0 123 24.883 434.2 0.00
2020-04-09 16:00 56.3 32.1 26.9 5.4 88 9.7 104 24.886 451.3 0.00
2020-04-09 15:55 56.4 32.2 27.1 4.3 63 9.1 80 24.886 468.4 0.00
2020-04-09 15:50 56.8 32.3 27.5 8.1 175 13.9 93 24.887 483.7 0.00
2020-04-09 15:45 56.3 35.2 29.2 5.5 78 8.7 143 24.889 498.9 0.00
2020-04-09 15:40 55.6 33.3 27.2 6.4 92 11.4 154 24.892 513.6 0.00
2020-04-09 15:35 55.5 32.4 26.4 7.1 146 13.0 168 24.894 528.4 0.00
2020-04-09 15:30 56.2 31.7 26.5 9.3 124 14.8 139 24.894 544.6 0.00
2020-04-09 15:25 56.6 30.4 25.9 7.4 153 13.2 78 24.894 559.7 0.00
2020-04-09 15:20 56.3 31.1 26.1 5.8 59 11.8 97 24.896 574.5 0.00
2020-04-09 15:15 55.5 32.5 26.5 6.3 138 10.7 95 24.897 588.4 0.00
2020-04-09 15:10 56.0 32.6 27.0 8.1 89 11.8 103 24.900 601.9 0.00
2020-04-09 15:05 55.1 33.6 27.0 7.5 121 11.7 116 24.901 615.0 0.00
2020-04-09 15:00 55.4 32.9 26.7 8.5 133 12.2 142 24.901 628.7 0.00
2020-04-09 14:55 55.6 31.3 25.7 8.1 39 11.8 118 24.902 641.2 0.00
2020-04-09 14:50 55.8 32.8 26.9 6.9 163 12.2 161 24.905 654.3 0.00
2020-04-09 14:45 55.6 35.9 29.0 8.2 177 10.9 146 24.909 666.2 0.00
2020-04-09 14:40 55.8 32.7 26.9 4.3 88 10.2 88 24.911 679.2 0.00
2020-04-09 14:35 55.0 33.5 26.8 6.3 191 10.7 185 24.911 689.9 0.00
2020-04-09 14:30 55.0 35.2 28.0 9.2 208 14.8 167 24.911 702.2 0.00
2020-04-09 14:25 55.0 35.5 28.2 7.5 151 13.9 89 24.916 712.1 0.00
2020-04-09 14:20 55.1 33.3 26.7 8.3 93 14.4 83 24.917 722.5 0.00
2020-04-09 14:15 54.5 32.9 25.9 7.4 115 10.7 89 24.917 732.3 0.00
2020-04-09 14:10 54.9 33.4 26.7 8.7 87 15.0 92 24.915 744.5 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.