November 1, 2010 to November 21, 2010
Project Location: 
Urbana, IL
Project Description: 
 

University of Illinois DOW Education, Research and Outreach Project :: UIDOW 2010

Principal Investigator :: Dr. Bob Rauber
Where :: University of Illinios - Urbana, IL
When :: 1-21 November 2010
Facility :: Doppler On Wheels

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been granted the request for a 21-day campus deployment of a Doppler on Wheels (DOW) for classroom-instruction, outreach, and research. The classroom-instruction will involve ATMS 410: Radar Meteorology, collecting and analyzing data from the DOW, gaining real-world experience. Outreach efforts will be in the form of tours of the facility given to hundreds of undergraduates in ATMS 100: General Meteorology and ATMS 120, Severe and Hazardous Weather. Additionally, 4-6 undergraduates will use the data for ATM 492, Capstone Undergraduate Research Experience, in Spring 2011 following the deployment.

The University of Illinois DOW Education, Research and Outreach (UIDOW) Project has three principal objectives:

  1. Classroom Instruction: Enhance instruction in ATMS 410, Radar Meteorology
  2. Outreach: Introduce a broad spectrum of students to state of the art meteorological radar technology
  3. Research: Provide data for research analysis in ATMS 492 Capstone Experience for Seniors

See the UIDOW 2010 Facility Request.

UIDOW Project Final Report

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was awarded a 19-day campus deployment of a Doppler on Wheels (DOW) for classroom-instruction (in ATMS 410, Radar Meteorology), outreach (tours of the facility to undergraduates in ATMS 100, General Meteorology and ATMS 120, Severe and Hazardous Weather), and research (the plan was for 4-6 undergraduates will use the data for ATMS 492, Capstone Undergraduate Research Experience, in Spring 2011). This report summarizes the activities and outcomes of the deployment and serves as the final report for the project; read full UIDOW 2010 Final Report in PDF format.

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