National Weather Center


Located on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman, Oklahoma, the National Weather Center works in partnership with national and state organizations to improve understanding of Earth's atmospheric events over space and time.

When you walk into the Weather Center, you'll see a six-foot diameter sphere dangling from the ceiling. Called Science on a Sphere, this model earth is a global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data, essentially creating for a giant animated globe. Science on a Sphere is used as an educational tool to illustrate atmospheric storms, climate changes and ocean temperatures to visitors of all ages.

The National Weather Center houses about 550 people, including research scientists, operational meteorologists and climatologists, engineers, technicians, and both graduate and undergraduate students. Anyone is welcome to tour the National Weather Center, but reservations are required.



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