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.


2018 Airborne Research Instrumentation Testing Opportunity (ARISTO)

EOL is now accepting applications for the 2018 Airborne Research Instrumentation Testing Opportunity. ARISTO is a NSF-sponsored flight test program that is conducted annually on either the NSF/NCAR GV or C-130 aircraft. The purpose of the ARISTO program is to provide regular flight test opportunities for newly developed or highly modified instruments as part of their development effort.

» For more information, please visit the ARISTO webpage

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

From Measurements to Modeling

Foundations of Meteorological Instrumentation and Measurements

This free, online COMET module was developed collaboratively by EOL and Millersville University staff and provides an introduction to the instrumentation used for meteorological measurements. Aimed at undergraduate and graduate students in meteorology and the atmospheric sciences, it examines the types of observing systems available to measure temperature, pressure, humidity, trace gases, clouds and aerosols, winds, precipitation, and radiation. 

» Explore the online module