LAOF Contact Information

The National Science Foundation (NSF), through its Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS), provides multi-user national facilities in support of the geosciences community through the Lower Atmosphere Observing Facilities (LAOF) Program. The facilities are managed and operated by the LAOF Partner Organizations, including the National Center for Atmospheric Research/Earth Observing Laboratory (NCAR/EOL), the University of Wyoming (UWY), and the Center for Severe Weather Research (CSWR). All three NSF LAOF partner organizations provide support directly to the science community on facility needs and capabilities and process their requests for use in coordination with NSF.

 

NSF LAOF Program Director

Dr. Shree Mishra 
(Acting) Program Director, NCAR & Facilities Section
Phone: (703) 292-2979
Email: sumishra@nsf.gov
Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Division 775
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22230

 

OFAP Coordination and Process, EOL Project Management Office

Ms. Alison Rockwell 
LAOF Request Coordinator, Project Manager
Phone: (303) 497-8758
Email: rockwell@ucar.edu
NCAR/EOL
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307

 

Earth Observing Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Dr. Vanda Grubišic
Director
Phone: (303) 497-2040
Email: grubisic@ucar.edu
NCAR/EOL
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307

 

EOL Research Aviation Facility

Contact for NSF/NCAR GV, C-130, various airborne instrumentation

Dr. Jeff Stith
Manager
Phone: (303) 497-1032
Email: stith@ucar.edu
NCAR/EOL
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307

 

EOL In-situ Sensing Facility

Contact for NCAR ISS, SFS, Dropsonde

Mr. Terry Hock
Manager
Phone: (303) 497-8767
Email: hock@ucar.edu
NCAR/EOL
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307

 

EOL Remote Sensing Facility

Contact for NCAR S-Pol Radar, HSRL, HCR, MPD

Dr. Wen-Chau Lee 
Manager
Phone: (303) 497-8814
Email: wenchau@ucar.edu
NCAR/EOL
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307

 

University of Wyoming

Contact for UWY King Air, WCR, WCL

Dr. Al Rodi
Phone: (307) 766-4945
Email: rodi@uwyo.edu
Dept. of Atmospheric Science
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY 82071

 

Center for Severe Weather Research

Contact for CSWR DOW, Tornado Pods, Mobile Mesonets

Dr. Joshua Wurman
Phone: (720) 304-9100
Email: admin@cswr.org
Center for Severe Weather Research
1495 Vassar Circle
Boulder, CO 80305