Students have ready access to excellent equipment and facilities found in the Boyd Science Center.
Instrumentation & Facilities
- Multi-instrumented rooftop weather observation station
- A suite of rain gauges & temperature probes for remote deployment during field experiments as well as hand held wind meters.
- Observational equipment such as a radiosonde system, portable micrometeorological measurement platform, and a fully instrumented Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS).
- A Snow Level Radar unit located on campus measuring the melting level of precipitation in real time.
- Broadcast Studio equipped with WSI TruVu Titan system for generating weather graphics similar to local television stations.
- Two computer labs for exclusive use by meteorology students. Each workstation features dual screen monitors and the latest versions of GR2Analyst, Matlab, IDV, AWIPS2 and other meteorological software applications
- Electronic mapwall consisting of 8 48″ LCD monitors allowing for large scale visualization and analysis of weather phenomenon
- A 72 core computer cluster capable of running operational numerical weather prediction models such as the WRF.
Plymouth State receives weather data 24/7 via a NOAAPORT satellite receive system. We also receive data from the Unidata Internet Data Distribution (IDD) system as a backup and have an Internet II link.