EOL is beginning development of a novel 5-cm Airborne Phased Array Radar (APAR) with dual-Doppler and dual-polarization capabilities to be operational on the NSF/NCAR C-130 aircraft.


EOL is getting closer to providing the community with a reliable new Water Vapor Differential Absorption Lidar (DIAL) for enhanced, high-resolution, accurate and continuous measurements of water vapor.


ORCAS is an NSF sponsored airborne field campaign that will advance our understanding of the physical and biological controls on air-sea exchange of O2 and CO2 in the Southern Ocean.


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ORCAS | 15 January - 28 February 2016

The O2/N2 Ratio and CO2 Airborne Southern Ocean Study (ORCAS) will advance our understanding of the physical and biological controls on air-sea exchange of O2 and CO2 in the Southern Ocean. The Southern Ocean plays a dominant role in the uptake of anthropogenic carbon yet this process is poorly represented by models and its future trajectory remains highly uncertain. ORCAS This will be achieved through intensive airborne surveys of atmospheric O2, CO2, related gases, and ocean surface properties over diverse biogeochemical regions adjacent to the southern tip of South America and the Antarctic Peninsula. ORCAS will utilize the NSF/NCAR HIAPER Gulfstream V aircraft with a suite of high-precision in situ and remote sensing instruments, combined with whole-air samplers and be deployed in Punta Arenas, Chile from 15 January - 28 February of 2016.  
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The MPN (Modular Profiling Network) is a new development to extend the capabilities of the Integrated Sounding System (ISS).  A center piece of the system in the 449 MHz modular wind profiler, a new scalable radar to profile the wind and structure of the atmospheric boundary layer and troposphere.



For nearly half a century, field experiments have been conducted from the tropics to the polar regions involving intensive observations of atmosphere, ocean, and land processes over selected locations of interest around the globe. The atmospheric component of field program data sets that tends to have the greatest long-term value to the science community is that provided by atmospheric sounding systems.


EOL at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 14-18 December 2015

EOL will attend the American Geophysical Union 2015 Fall Meeting in San Francisco, California from December 14-18. EOL Facility Managers and staff will be available at the NCAR booth #204 on Tuesday, 15 December from 1:00-5:00 pm, additional information about our requestable facilities and services will also be available the entire week. EOL will have many staff involved with presentation, sessions, and other activities. Please see the EOL @ AGU page to learn more.
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