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.


The long-term goal of the Perdigão project is to create numerical models that better represent flow over complex terrain than those currently in common practice.

EOL Research Publication

Excitation of Rainfall Over the Tropical Western Pacific - Carbone and Li examined satellite-derived SST and rainfall data in anticipation of a relationship between SST and excitation of convective rainfall.


Looking for something new for your college or university class? Request one of our facilities for a hands-on, multi-week educational activity, funded by a generous NSF grant.


A 20-year history of nearly 200 NSF-supported atmospheric science field campaigns: statistics and demographics.


C-RITE Workshop

Community workshop to develop requirements for in situ and remote-sensing capabilities in convective and turbulent environments

We are pleased to announce the dates and location of an upcoming community workshop to examine requirements, opportunities and priorities for observations in turbulent and convective environments. The workshop will be convened by the National Center for Atmospheric Research and held at the Center Green Campus on 22-24 May 2017. The focus of the workshop will be on in situ and remotely-sensed observations that are needed for scientific advancement in understanding and predicting turbulent and convective processes and their impacts across environments.

Please mark your calendars and save the dates. More information about the workshop will be forthcoming in the coming weeks. For questions at this time, please feel free to contact workshop co-conveners Vanda Grubišić and Chris Davis at grubisic@ucar.edu and cdavis@ucar.edu.

» For more information visit the workshop page

2nd International Conference on Airborne Research for the Environment (ICARE2017)

The conference, titled “Developing the infrastructure to meet future scientific challenges”, will be held at the German Aerospace Research Centre - DLR, in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany from 10 to 13 July 2017.

The conference will bring together both operators and users of research aircraft working in support of a broad range of environmental research interests. Participants will review the scientific drivers for future airborne measurements across a broad range of topics in environmental science. There will also be sessions devoted to a range of technical and support issues that are concerned with developing the aircraft operators’ ability to address these science drivers.

» For more information, please visit the ICARE website

Principles of Meteorological Instrumentation and Measurements


Airborne Research Instrumentation Testing Opportunity 2017

The ARISTO 2017 flight test program will take place in late winter 2017 at EOL's Research Aviation Facility in Broomfield, CO. The 2017 version of ARISTO will take place on the NSF/NCAR HIAPER aircraft. Information on eligibility, proposal submission, timelines, and instrument requirements can be found on the ARISTO 2017 page. 

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Join Our Team

Be part of a team that works with scientists to follow a project through from concept, system design, hardware or software development to collecting data throughout the world such as the Antarctic or 40,000 feet over the Pacific Ocean deploying equipment ranging from ground-based towers and radars to research aircraft. We have several internship opportunities, as well as a variety of career positions.

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