Here at SWIRLL, we have 7 main mobile and two stationary platforms dedicated to understanding severe weather, the boundary layer, and winter weather. Our platforms are operated by UAH faculty, staff, and students. Each platform we operate takes part in different research projects throughout the year including severe weather, winter weather, hurricane landfalls, winter weather research, and boundary layer studies. Many of these studies are performed in our own backyard as we did during the VORTEX-SE campaign.
Each platform contains an array of radars, surface instruments, radiometers, and lidars that are used to gather important information about the atmosphere. We also have instruments that can be deployed alongside these individual platforms for additional data collection. Click on the links below to check out our platforms! To see a list all of our instruments, including the instruments mounted on each platform, click here!
- The Mobile Integrated Profiling System (MIPS)
- The Mobile Alabama X-Band Radar Truck (MAX)
- The Rapidly Deployable Profiling System (RaDAPS)
- The Mobile Operated Doppler Lidar System (MODLS)
- The Mobile Meteorological Mesonet Vehicle (M3V)
- The Advanced Radar For Meteorological and Operational Research (ARMOR)
- Surface Measurements Platforms
- Atmospheric Soundings