Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), which has meteorological faculties in Florida and Arizona, has selected Baron Lynx weather graphics and precision storm tracking tools for a variety of educational purposes. Originally purchased for use in broadcast meteorology classes, the products flexibility enables it to be used for numerous meteorological disciplines, including weather analysis and forecasting, aviation weather, and tropical meteorology classes. ERAU intends to use the Lynx software to develop high quality instructional materials, including animated graphics that can be used to explain introductory meteorological material as well as important regional and national weather events. In the past, students would have written their forecasts and only their professor would see it, said Robert Eicher, assistant professor of meteorology, ERAU. Now the class has a clear purpose. Student meteorologists use Lynx to prepare weather analyses and forecasts and publish the results to the ERAU website using Barons robust and user-friendly digital content management system. Updating the forecast using the Baron web portal provided a solution for a need that had been unmet for five years or more. Enrollment in broadcast meteorology classes has more than doubled since we obtained these new tools.
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