Christman Field Latest Observations
Date Time
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°F
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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
2020-04-09 14:05 54.8 35.3 27.9 6.5 101 8.8 122 24.917 754.4 0.00
2020-04-09 14:00 54.2 35.4 27.4 5.0 97 8.3 173 24.920 763.7 0.00
2020-04-09 13:55 54.0 33.0 25.6 7.8 128 12.8 163 24.925 771.2 0.00
2020-04-09 13:50 54.4 33.2 26.1 7.9 176 12.1 138 24.928 781.0 0.00
2020-04-09 13:45 54.1 38.8 29.6 6.2 149 16.4 71 24.928 790.0 0.00
2020-04-09 13:40 53.6 33.3 25.5 2.7 47 5.8 199 24.928 797.2 0.00
2020-04-09 13:35 53.4 35.2 26.6 6.3 211 11.4 192 24.929 804.0 0.00
2020-04-09 13:30 54.1 33.4 25.9 8.9 30 12.8 102 24.929 812.0 0.00
2020-04-09 13:25 53.7 34.1 26.1 6.5 88 12.5 80 24.933 816.0 0.00
2020-04-09 13:20 53.3 33.6 25.3 4.5 6 9.6 139 24.938 822.0 0.00
2020-04-09 13:15 53.3 35.3 26.6 8.1 131 13.2 130 24.936 831.0 0.00
2020-04-09 13:10 53.4 36.9 27.7 7.1 147 11.4 143 24.936 838.0 0.00
2020-04-09 13:05 53.7 35.0 26.7 4.8 121 8.7 118 24.937 842.0 0.00
CIRA

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere

Letter from Christian Kummerow:

Chris Kummerow, Professor of Atmospheric Science and Director of CIRA (The Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere), Colorado State University, April 20, 2018

Previous directors have created a vibrant organization that exemplifies CIRA’s mission to conduct research in the atmospheric sciences of mutual benefit to NOAA, Colorado State University and the Nation as a whole. CIRA began with a fundamental understanding that problems related to weather and climate benefited directly from the interaction between theoretical innovation associated with Academic Departments and the practical impetus that a NOAA Institute could provide. This was a visionary viewpoint at the time CIRA was founded in 1980 but it is a viewpoint that has held true for thirty years and is as true today as it was then. Thus CIRA stands today, with manpower versed in weather, climate, data assimilation, and computational infrastructure, ready to realize future gains in Weather and Climate related research and application.

 

CIRA is a Cooperative Institute among NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite Data and Information System (NESDIS) as well as its Office of Applied Research (OAR) and Colorado State University. Within the University, CIRA is colocated and draws heavily upon the Dept. of Atmospheric Science but has broad connections within the College of Engineering as well as Agricultural and Natural Sciences. In addition to the staff at its Fort Collins campus, a significant CIRA presence exists at NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder focusing on modeling and data distribution with additional staff at NESDIS’ Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR) in College Park, Maryland working on satellite algorithm development and at NOAA’s Aviation Weather Testbed in Kansas City, MO.

 

In addition to its staff, CIRA has a number of research groups embedded within its structure. NOAA’s Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch (RAMMB) is embedded at the Fort Collins facility where it conducts research in Tropical Cyclones, Severe Weather, Hazard Detection as well as Satellite Research and Application. CIRA also hosts the Geosciences and Atmospheric Research Center as well as a research group attached to the National Park Service and a representative from the Western Governor’s Association.

 

Scientists working on CIRA and CIRA-related research projects are tremendously productive and continue to discover and publish results in scientific journals, technical manuscripts, and public media. This new knowledge transcends time scales from our understanding of weather to our understanding of climate, climate variability, and climate change. It positions CIRA at the intersection of weather and climate that is likely to grow significantly in importance to both NOAA and the Nation as we start to view not only weather but also climate as having important implications for our local ability to deal with global issues.

 

Christian Kummerow
Director of CIRA and Professor of Atmospheric Science