ISFS SOS setup at RMBL.

NEW: Facility and Instrumentation Request Process (FIRP)

The NSF released the new Facility and Instrumentation Request Process (FIRP) solicitation, which describes the mechanism by which the research community can propose projects that require access to instrumentation and facilities sponsored by the Facilities for Atmospheric Research and Education (FARE) Program in the Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS).  For more information, please contact Dr. Shree Mishra, NSF FARE Program Officer (


Request the Lower Atmosphere Observing Facilities (LAOF) for your field research

EOL, together with the University of Wyoming, maintains and operates the NSF LAOF that are available for request by the research community and include:


Data Services

EOL offers the observational research community comprehensive data management, archival, and stewardship services. NSF-funded research teams rely on EOL to facilitate the development and implementation of tailored and complete data management plans.

EOL Field Program Support Services

EOL provides specialized and scalable services to the research community in support of atmospheric field programs and includes data management, project management, and operations center and system administration.

EOL in the News

Read stories and articles about the incredible work by EOL staff and our suite of requestable Lower Atmosphere Observing Facilities (LAOF).

The Mystery of Missing Water From Mountain Sources

On the westward side of the Rocky Mountains, the Upper Colorado River Basin has historically been a wintertime storage bin for snowpack. As the snowpack melts, the resulting runoff joins water sources from other mountain watersheds and fills the coffers of streams and rivers fanning out into the Western United States.

EOL Scientist Spotlight: Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai Volcano Eruption Plume Study

Dr. Holger Vömel, a Senior Scientist in EOL’s In-situ Sensing Facility, has a publication in Science, on his study of the 15 January 2022 eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano. 

How monsoon winds impact climate change by transporting pollutants into the upper atmosphere

While the Asian monsoon brings rain that is vital for the agricultural economy of the vast region, it is also known to suck up into the upper atmosphere chemical pollutants that accelerate climate change.