DEEPWAVE Public Open House

Research Aircraft Public Open House


Saturday, 21 June :: 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Christchurch International Airport 

Gate 3 :: 38 Orchard Road

Visit the NSF/NCAR HIAPER Gulfstream V Research Aircraft

This “flying laboratory” is involved with an atmospheric research project that will be based in Christchurch from 4 June - 27 July 2014. The project, called DEEPWAVE, is studying the dynamics of gravity waves from the surface of the Earth to the mesosphere and lower thermosphere.

You will have the opportunity to:

» Talk with mission scientists, engineers, and other project staff

» Explore the aircraft and instrumentation

» Learn why New Zealand is a unique location for this type of atmospheric science research

Directions to Aircraft Facility :: Gate 3

Travel west on Memorial Road, towards Christchurch Airport. Turn right at roundabout (northeast) onto Orchard Road. Parking is available in the car park to the north of the US Antarctic Program building or the Christchurch Airport Short Stay car park. Walk northwest and enter through Gate 3. For safety reasons, please only bring children 6+ years old, and no more than 3 children per adult.

For more information about the Open House, please email Alison Rockwell.