Observing Facilities Assessment Panel Meeting | 20–21 November 2019

The 2019 Fall Observing Facilities Assessment Panel (OFAP) meeting will take place 20–21 November in Boulder, CO. The Panel will review five Facility Requests for Small Campaigns proposed to take place between October–March FY21 and Large Campaigns proposed to take place in FY21. The overall goal of the OFAP process is to optimize support of NSF-sponsored observational science to assure that the scientific objectives of each campaign can be accomplished successfully.

 

NEW Online Training Module: Instrumentation and Measurement of Atmospheric Trace Gases

EOL is pleased to announce the publication of a new module, Instrumentation and Measurement of Atmospheric Trace Gases. This module offers a detailed overview of the instrumentation used to measure atmospheric trace gases, represented by various chemical compounds in Earth's atmosphere. The content focuses on three analytical approaches, including spectrometric methods, chromatographic methods, and chemical conversion methods.

 

UAS Workshop Final Report

The NCAR / EOL Community Workshop on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for Atmospheric Research was held in February 2017 and brought together over 100 participants interested in the role of UAS in atmospheric science.  The Final Report is now available and contains recommendations that emphasize the need for wide-ranging community support and address topics such as expert teams and workshops, community platforms, dedicated instrumentation and platform validation opportunities, weather forecasting and support in working within the aviation regulatory framework.

 

C-RITE Workshop Final Report

The Community Workshop on Developing Requirements for In Situ and Remote-Sensing Capabilities in Convective and Turbulent Environments (C-RITE) was carried out by over 100 participants to assist the National Science Foundation in defining next-generation technologies and observing capabilities best suited for studying convection and turbulence in the atmosphere. The C-RITE Workshop Final Report is now available containing recommendations addressing improvements to existing facilities, urgently needed new facilities, and desired new observing systems.

 

HAIS Instrumentation Announcement

Due to programmatic changes within the National Science Foundation (NSF), as of 1 August 2018 the Time-of-Flight Aerosol Mass Spectrometer (ToF-AMS) and Quantum Cascade Laser Spectrometer (QCLS) HAIS instruments are no longer requestable through the NSF Lower Atmosphere Observing Facilities Deployment Pool. Please contact the RAF science and instrumentation group lead for more information on accessing these facilities.