Lyndon's Department of Atmospheric Sciences facilities, the C. Gregory Evans Center For Meteorological Education and Research, are located on the top floor of The Academic and Student Activity Center (ASAC). When ASAC was built in 2009, it was specifically designed for our department. Atmospheric Science classrooms feature SMART technology and distance learning capabilities. We have a 2,000-square-foot observation deck, and dedicated research space.
Information Technology and Equipment
The Department ofAtmospheric Science largely relies on information technology. Therefore, we have a dedicated systems administrator who manages our data servers, the department web server, and 45 dual-boot (Windows and Linux) computers. A research-grade weather station on campus continually records weather data. We have over a decade of archived on-campus weather data that our students can view or use for research.
John Marshall Observation Deck
Next to our classrooms, the John Marshall Observation Deck provides an astounding 360-degree view. This is perfect for watching the weather! The weather deck is also a great place to launch weather balloons.
Donald and Carmella Dalton Weather Center
The Donald and Carmella Dalton Weather Center has the same computer setup as the classroom. Students have access to the Weather Center 24/7. The interactive digital weather map wall contains four 40" monitors that display latest conditions, radar, satellite, and model forecasts, as well as climate data.
Live Weather Broadcasting
Students in the broadcast concentration have access to the Electronic Journalism Arts (EJA) department's facilities. Most noteworthy, this includes WSI Max weather graphics computers (the same as TV stations) and EJA's full television studio. ATM and EJA majors create daily live broadcasts, available on News 7's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/news7newslinc/videos/