The mission of the Regional Weather Information Center is to support
the highest quality undergraduate and graduate education through experimental
opportunities in operational and applied research in contemporary meteorology
with an emphasis on future applications through technology transfer to
enhance economic development.
The 2000 sq. ft. facility is located on the second floor of Odegard Hall.
The facility contains a prototype information management center designed to support
weather analysis and forecasting in a responsive decision support environment and
support the research and operational activities of the Center.
Additionally, unique support is derived from UNDs Doppler weather
radar, a high-speed data link to the UNDs Cray supercomputer, and
real-time access to a statewide network of automated weather
observing stations. The center also houses a specially designed
soundproof radio room and separate television studio. A
state-of-the-art production set allows editing within the facility
resulting in high-performance weather graphics producing three
dimensional animations of broadcast weather information.