The Oklahoma Mesonet has been involved in numerous past research projects and field campaigns. Please select the project to find out more about it and what data are available for further research.
The Oklahoma Atmospheric Surface-Layer Instrumentation System (OASIS) enhanced 89 of the Oklahoma Mesonet stations with new sensors to enable routine measurements of the surface energy budget including: net radiation, ground heat flux, sensible heat flux, and skin temperature. Additionally, latent heat flux can be estimated as the residual of the surface energy balance. As part of the project, additional soil moisture sensors were installed at depths of 5, 25, 60, and 75 centimeters.
Oklahoma City Micronet
The Oklahoma City Micronet (OKCNet) was an operational network designed to improve atmospheric monitoring across the Oklahoma City metropolitan area and included important partnerships between the Oklahoma Climatological Survey at the University of Oklahoma, the City of Oklahoma City, and the Oklahoma Mesonet (a joint project between the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University). The state-of-the-art-network included 4 Oklahoma Mesonet sites and 36 sites mounted on traffic signals and was designed to provide critical weather information for the daily operations of the City of Oklahoma City, to spur new scientific research focused on urban meteorology, and to serve as a resource for the citizens of Oklahoma.