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University of North Dakota Selects Baron Weather Displays

Agreement Enhances Study Within Department of Atmospheric Science

To supplement its existing meteorological curriculum, the University of North Dakota’s Department of Atmospheric Sciences now includes the Omni broadcast display solution, developed by critical weather intelligence provider Baron.

With the Omni system, University of North Dakota students and faculty will be exploring real time weather scenarios. They will be building their meteorological, analytical thinking and presentation skills using in-the-moment weather data, instead of relying on simulated circumstances or theory.

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“Our students use the Baron Omni system to prepare and present daily weather shows which are broadcast to the campus and North Dakota communities,” said Fred Remer, Associate Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of North Dakota. Remer also coordinates the University’s undergraduate broadcast meteorology program. “Baron’s Omni system provides our students with the experience that they need to obtain jobs in the industry.”

The Baron Omni system also includes Baron’s VIPIR analysis and display program for Doppler weather radar. University of North Dakota students will use this state of the art system to produce the morning weather show UND Weather Update and also the weekly news program Studio One. This weather data system is used to generate high definition graphics for weather segments of broadcast news programs at television stations nationwide.

The University of North Dakota is the third university with a dedicated meteorology program to add Baron weather data solutions to its curriculum, following both the University of South Alabama and Mississippi State University.

“The field of meteorological study is undergoing rapid change, particularly as it relates to broadcast,” said Baron founder and CEO Bob Baron. “And while the displays and tools available today are better than ever, they still require sharp analysis and interpretation. The Baron products now supplementing the University of North Dakota’s curriculum will give its students the kinds of experiential meteorological training they won’t find elsewhere.”