PECAN Public Open Houses

PECAN Public Open House | Hays, KS

Saturday, 30 May 2015  :: 2:00 - 5:00 PM

Hays Regional Airport

Visit the fleet of mobile radars, research aircraft, other research equipment

used to study severe weather.

Center for Severe Weather Research (CSWR) Doppler on Wheels (DOW) University of Oklahoma/NSSL Collaborative Lower Atmospheric Mobile Profiling System (CLAMPS)  CSWR & National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) Mesonet & Pods NSSL

Shared Mobile Atmospheric Research & Teaching Radar (SMART-R1)



University of Wisconsin, Madison SSEC Portable Atmospheric Research Center (SPARC) National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) & NSSL MGAUS/Weather Balloon NCAR Mobile Integrated Sounding System University of Wyoming

King Air


Humans of all ages are welcome to visit the fleet of mobile laboratories!

Available facilities will include: storm chasing radars; other research equipment and instrumentation; and the NSF/University of Wyoming King Air research aircraft. All of these research platforms and instruments are involved in a study to understand how severe thunderstorms form at night over the continental United States.

  • Get in the mobile radars and explore the research aircraft to gain a researcher's perspective of the instrumentation!

  • Talk with project scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Center for Severe Weather Research, U.S. Department of Energy, National Severe Storms Laboratory, University of Wyoming, Oklahoma University, and several other universities.

  • For safety reasons please wear close-toed shoes

  • Location :: Hays Regional Airport Main Terminal

Public Open House | Ellis, KS

Friday, 19 June 2015 :: 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Visit the two PECAN instrument ground sites in Ellis and

learn more about the array of 
research equipment!

  • Site #1: One mile northwest of town on Emmeram Road, just east of 110th Ave (1.5 miles from Site #2)
    • Weather Ballon Launch at 5:00!

  • Site #2: Just south of the Cottonwood St & W 6th St intersection, near the Quonset Hut at the Fairgrounds
    • Visit the Millersville Tethersonde site!
  • Talk with project scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Millersville University, and other participating agencies and universities.