Laboratory Resources 


Computing Facilities
The Laboratory for Climate Analysis and Modeling (LCAM) is Dr. Adegoke’s research laboratory established with funding from the UMKC College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Geosciences. Advanced computing resources available at LCAM include 2 Sun Blade 2000 UNIX workstations and a 24-node Linux PC-cluster running the parallel version of the Colorado State University (CSU) Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS) code. LCAM’s field research equipment includes a suite of micro-meteorology measurement instruments and a complete eddy correlation flux measurement system. The lab also has a suite of satellite image processing/GIS packages and additional software for model output analysis/visualization, including GRADS and McIDAS. The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)-Unidata data-feed protocols have been implemented on one of the UNIX systems in LCAM providing capability for receiving and archiving real-time satellite data through the IDD/LDM.

Data
LCAM maintains a database of satellite and climate data including a growing archive of high-resolution satellite products for the Kansas City area and other research sites such as the Niger Delta. Available satellite image processing/GIS software include ERDAS/ArcGIS and additional software for model output analysis/visualization such as GRADS and McIDAS.

Teaching Resources and Laboratory Modules
NASA Earth System Science Education (ESSE) funded Urban Heat Island (UHI) module

UCAR-UNIDATA funded Synoptic Meteorology Teaching Laboratory


 

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