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2022-05-22 19:45 52.5 48.9 33.8 2.7 290 4.9 277 24.927 0.2 0.00
2022-05-22 19:40 52.6 48.9 33.9 4.0 294 6.0 302 24.925 0.2 0.00
2022-05-22 19:35 52.7 49.3 34.3 6.1 315 8.7 324 24.923 0.2 0.00
2022-05-22 19:30 52.8 49.2 34.3 9.1 296 11.6 299 24.920 0.3 0.00
2022-05-22 19:25 52.9 49.2 34.4 9.2 299 12.1 303 24.916 0.7 0.00
2022-05-22 19:20 53.0 49.0 34.4 10.2 301 12.5 296 24.912 1.2 0.00
2022-05-22 19:15 53.1 48.5 34.2 12.2 292 16.2 292 24.911 1.4 0.00
2022-05-22 19:10 53.2 48.1 34.1 10.8 292 15.6 287 24.913 1.6 0.00
2022-05-22 19:05 53.3 47.1 33.7 13.0 308 16.0 298 24.916 1.8 0.00
2022-05-22 19:00 53.4 47.1 33.7 12.0 292 15.6 303 24.918 1.9 0.00
2022-05-22 18:55 53.6 47.1 33.9 12.1 303 15.3 303 24.917 2.8 0.00
2022-05-22 18:50 53.6 46.3 33.5 11.8 299 17.7 327 24.915 3.9 0.00
2022-05-22 18:45 53.5 48.9 34.7 4.9 327 11.0 336 24.914 6.5 0.00
2022-05-22 18:40 53.5 48.2 34.5 3.8 319 4.3 327 24.912 9.4 0.00
2022-05-22 18:35 53.6 47.9 34.3 4.7 317 5.4 305 24.912 10.5 0.00
2022-05-22 18:30 53.8 47.5 34.3 5.1 306 5.5 304 24.914 10.1 0.00
2022-05-22 18:25 54.3 46.0 34.0 4.0 299 5.2 313 24.910 13.9 0.00
2022-05-22 18:20 54.7 45.1 33.9 3.0 299 4.1 295 24.906 21.8 0.00
2022-05-22 18:15 55.0 45.1 34.1 3.4 306 4.0 311 24.902 33.6 0.00
2022-05-22 18:10 55.3 45.1 34.3 4.6 307 5.9 308 24.902 46.9 0.00
2022-05-22 18:05 55.5 42.6 33.2 5.3 308 6.1 292 24.904 51.1 0.00
2022-05-22 18:00 55.6 42.4 33.1 5.7 292 6.4 287 24.905 63.7 0.00
2022-05-22 17:55 56.0 41.1 32.7 4.9 279 6.1 285 24.903 59.2 0.00
2022-05-22 17:50 57.0 39.4 32.6 2.6 294 4.6 294 24.901 59.5 0.00
2022-05-22 17:45 58.1 34.9 30.5 2.1 276 3.1 282 24.900 74.7 0.00
2022-05-22 17:40 58.6 35.3 31.3 0.3 242 1.1 263 24.898 136.6 0.00
2022-05-22 17:35 58.3 34.0 30.1 0.2 56 1.1 132 24.898 143.3 0.00
2022-05-22 17:30 58.8 34.6 31.0 1.2 92 3.6 59 24.897 156.8 0.00
2022-05-22 17:25 58.3 33.7 29.8 2.5 219 4.4 208 24.898 231.8 0.00
2022-05-22 17:20 58.0 36.5 31.5 4.1 216 5.8 207 24.899 168.3 0.00
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Solar
W/m^2
Prec
mm
2022-05-22 19:45 11.4 48.9 1.0 1.2 290 2.2 277 844.12 0.2 0.00
2022-05-22 19:40 11.4 48.9 1.1 1.8 294 2.7 302 844.05 0.2 0.00
2022-05-22 19:35 11.5 49.3 1.3 2.7 315 3.9 324 843.99 0.2 0.00
2022-05-22 19:30 11.6 49.2 1.3 4.1 296 5.2 299 843.88 0.3 0.00
2022-05-22 19:25 11.6 49.2 1.3 4.1 299 5.4 303 843.74 0.7 0.00
2022-05-22 19:20 11.7 49.0 1.3 4.6 301 5.6 296 843.63 1.2 0.00
2022-05-22 19:15 11.7 48.5 1.2 5.4 292 7.2 292 843.60 1.4 0.00
2022-05-22 19:10 11.8 48.1 1.2 4.8 292 7.0 287 843.64 1.6 0.00
2022-05-22 19:05 11.9 47.1 0.9 5.8 308 7.2 298 843.76 1.8 0.00
2022-05-22 19:00 11.9 47.1 1.0 5.3 292 7.0 303 843.82 1.9 0.00
2022-05-22 18:55 12.0 47.1 1.1 5.4 303 6.9 303 843.79 2.8 0.00
2022-05-22 18:50 12.0 46.3 0.8 5.3 299 7.9 327 843.72 3.9 0.00
2022-05-22 18:45 11.9 48.9 1.5 2.2 327 4.9 336 843.68 6.5 0.00
2022-05-22 18:40 12.0 48.2 1.4 1.7 319 1.9 327 843.61 9.4 0.00
2022-05-22 18:35 12.0 47.9 1.3 2.1 317 2.4 305 843.63 10.5 0.00
2022-05-22 18:30 12.1 47.5 1.3 2.3 306 2.5 304 843.67 10.1 0.00
2022-05-22 18:25 12.4 46.0 1.1 1.8 299 2.3 313 843.53 13.9 0.00
2022-05-22 18:20 12.6 45.1 1.0 1.3 299 1.8 295 843.42 21.8 0.00
2022-05-22 18:15 12.8 45.1 1.2 1.5 306 1.8 311 843.29 33.6 0.00
2022-05-22 18:10 12.9 45.1 1.3 2.0 307 2.6 308 843.29 46.9 0.00
2022-05-22 18:05 13.1 42.6 0.7 2.4 308 2.7 292 843.33 51.1 0.00
2022-05-22 18:00 13.1 42.4 0.6 2.5 292 2.9 287 843.38 63.7 0.00
2022-05-22 17:55 13.3 41.1 0.4 2.2 279 2.7 285 843.32 59.2 0.00
2022-05-22 17:50 13.9 39.4 0.3 1.2 294 2.1 294 843.26 59.5 0.00
2022-05-22 17:45 14.5 34.9 -0.8 0.9 276 1.4 282 843.20 74.7 0.00
2022-05-22 17:40 14.8 35.3 -0.4 0.1 242 0.5 263 843.15 136.6 0.00
2022-05-22 17:35 14.6 34.0 -1.1 0.1 56 0.5 132 843.13 143.3 0.00
2022-05-22 17:30 14.9 34.6 -0.6 0.5 92 1.6 59 843.12 156.8 0.00
2022-05-22 17:25 14.6 33.7 -1.2 1.1 219 2.0 208 843.15 231.8 0.00
2022-05-22 17:20 14.5 36.5 -0.3 1.8 216 2.6 207 843.18 168.3 0.00
CIRA

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere

Map & Directions

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere

Phone: 970-491-8448


Here are directions to our Fort Collins CSU Foothills campus. Located at the base of Horsetooth reservoir.

Parking on campus requires a permit. You can purchase hourly or daily parking. https://pts.colostate.edu/visitors/parking/

Below you can find our mailing address and directions to our offices.

Physical Location

Atmospheric Science Campus
Colorado State University,
3925A West Laporte Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80521

 

 Mailing Address

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere
Colorado State University
1375 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1375

 

Driving Directions to CIRA


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From the Lory Student Center:

  • Head west
  • Turn right towards W Laurel ST
  • Turn left towards W Laurel ST
  • Take WE Mulberry ST to Laporte AVE
  • Turn left onto Laurel ST
  • Turn right onto S Shields St
  • Turn left onto W Mulberry ST
  • Turn right onto S Overland Trail
  • Turn Left onto Laporte Ave
  • Travel west on Laporte until you see a sign for Atmospheric Science Center (this is past the Colorado State Forestry Service sign)
  • Turn left into the Atmospheric Science Center driveway.
  • At the fork in the driveway, you will bend left with the road and head up a small hill.
  • Parking on campus requires a permit. You can purchase hourly or daily parking. https://pts.colostate.edu/visitors/parking/
Coming from Denver International Airport (DIA – No Toll)

  • Take Pena Blvd from DIA to northbound Tower Road.
  • Continue on Tower Road to 104th Avenue and turn left (West, towards the mountains).
  • Take 104th Avenue to I-25 Northbound towards Fort Collins.
  • Continue on I-25 north for about 65 miles.
  • Take exit number 269 (Mulberry Street and CO-14) and head west.
  • After passing through downtown Fort Collins, Mulberry Street will dead end at Overland Trail.
  • Make a right turn on Overland Trail and head north for about a 1/2 mile until you arrive at Laporte Avenue.
  • Make a left on Laporte Avenue and head west for about a 3/4 mile. You should see the main building appear on the left side of the road.
  • While the Forest Service entrance looks tempting, keep going past it until you see the sign for Atmospheric Science.
  • Parking on campus requires a permit. You can purchase hourly or daily parking. https://pts.colostate.edu/visitors/parking/
  • From the parking lot, follow the path down to the building that says CIRA. The main entrance is on the Northside of the building.
Coming from Denver International Airport (DIA – Toll)

  • Take Pena Blvd from DIA to northbound E470 (toll charges apply).
  • Take E470 to northbound I-25 toward Fort Collins.
  • Take I-25 north for about 60 miles.
  • Take exit number 269 (Mulberry Street and CO-14) and head west.
  • After passing through downtown Fort Collins, Mulberry Street will dead end at Overland Trail.
  • Make a right turn on Overland Trail and head north for about a 1/2 mile until you arrive at Laporte Avenue.
  • Make a left on Laporte Avenue and head west for about a 3/4 mile. You should see the main building appear on the left side of the road.
  • While the Forest Service entrance looks tempting, keep going past it until you see the sign for Atmospheric Science.
  • Parking on campus requires a permit. You can purchase hourly or daily parking. https://pts.colostate.edu/visitors/parking/
  • From the parking lot, follow the path down to the building that says CIRA. The main entrance is on the Northside of the building.
Coming from the south (Colorado Springs, Denver, etc.)

  • Take I-25 north to exit number 269 (Mulberry Street and CO-14) and head west.
  • After passing through downtown Fort Collins, Mulberry Street will dead end at Overland Trail.
  • Make a right turn on Overland Trail and head north for about a 1/2 mile until you arrive at Laporte Avenue.
  • Make a left on Laporte Avenue and head west for about a 3/4 mile. You should see the main building appear on the left side of the road.
  • While the Forest Service entrance looks tempting, keep going past it until you see the sign for Atmospheric Science.
  • Parking on campus requires a permit. You can purchase hourly or daily parking. https://pts.colostate.edu/visitors/parking/
  • From the parking lot, follow the path down to the building that says CIRA. The main entrance is on the Northside of the building.
 

Coming from the north (Wyoming)

  • Take I-25 south to exit number 269B (Mulberry Street and CO-14) and head west.
  • After passing through downtown Fort Collins, Mulberry Street will dead end at Overland Trail.
  • Make a right turn on Overland Trail and head north for about a 1/2 mile until you arrive at Laporte Avenue.
  • Make a left on Laporte Avenue and head west for about a 3/4 mile. You should see the main building appear on the left side of the road.
  • While the Forest Service entrance looks tempting, keep going past it until you see the sign for Atmospheric Science.
  • Parking on campus requires a permit. You can purchase hourly or daily parking. https://pts.colostate.edu/visitors/parking/
  • From the parking lot, follow the path down to the building that says CIRA. The main entrance is on the Northside of the building.

Parking on campus requires a permit. You can purchase hourly or daily parking. https://pts.colostate.edu/visitors/parking/

Hourly parking costs $2/hour and can be purchased in the parking lot using the hourly pay machines. Have your license plate number ready. You can also access these pay stations through the Park Mobile application on your mobile phone.

Daily parking permits can be purchased online or at the Parking and Transportation Services located in the Lake Street Garage for $8/day for a Foothills Only Pass.

Our other locations


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Kansas City, MO

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