Facilities

Location

The Atmospheric Science Program is located in the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (EMS) building on the main UWM campus. We are located primarily in the western wing of the 4th floor of the EMS building. Our street address is 3200 N. Cramer St., Milwaukee, WI 53211-3029. The main UWM campus is located on the Upper East Side of Milwaukee, a short distance from both the Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan and within walking distance of numerous shops, restaurants, and recreational facilities.

Computing Resources

The Atmospheric Science Program has access to a wide array of state-of-the-art computing resources. Faculty members and their students have access to UWM’s avi and mortimer supercomputers, combined featuring over 3,000 processor cores and 129 TB of data storage. Course offerings benefit from access to UWM’s peregrine teaching supercomputer, featuring 96 processor cores and 5 TB of data storage.

Our dedicated Atmo Lab features twelve brand-new iMac and three Linux-based AWIPS-II workstations for in-class and research use.  Students and faculty have secure, 24/7 access to the Atmo Lab using their UWM IDs.  An EDEX Data Server located in the Atmo Lab provides a diverse range of real-time meteorological data to the three AWIPS-II workstations.  We are a member of Unidata’s Internet Data Distribution, providing the program with the ability to receive real-time meteorological data, and host a RAMADDA server, enabling the program to share data with the community.

Meteorological Data

Students and faculty enjoy direct access to meteorological data offered through the Unidata Internet Data Distribution system, including surface and upper-air observations, satellite and radar data, high-resolution model output, and more. Additional meteorological data, including unique satellite and multisensor radar products, are provided through our EDEX Data Server. Our program also conducts a wide range of real-time Advanced Research Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF-ARW) numerical model forecasts in support of Innovative Weather operations and the larger meteorological community.