Tuesday, May 30th, 2023

Hands-On Learning with DOW


Made possible through a proposal to the National Science Foundation by Dr.  Sepi Yalda, meteorology professor, and Ashley Orehek, meteorology student, to the National Science Foundation, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and the Center for Severe Weather Research, a Doppler on Wheels (DOW) radar system was brought to Millersville University campus March 28-April 8. The radar system was requested to allow for training of students in the Radar Meteorology course in addition to providing an opportunity for all students in the Meteorology Program to get hands-on experience with this radar system through specific observing periods.  Over 35 students completed a detailed training on the system and its operations.  A number of students from the Radar Meteorology (taught by Dr. Yalda) and Physical Meteorology (taught by Dr. Billings) courses participated in observations and data collection.   In addition, the DOW was on display for two public outreach and education events on April 2 for the annual Public Weather Awareness Day (sponsored by the Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society), and on April 5 for the Women in Mathematics and Science Conference.


Leave a Reply