EOL @ AGU 2012 Fall Meeting

Monday, December 3, 2012 - 07:00 to Friday, December 7, 2012 - 06:45
San Francisco, CA
Contact Name: 
Alison Rockwell
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 


WHAT :: Train & Entrain New Users to Request Lower Atmospheric Observing Facilities (LAOF)

WHEN :: Tuesday, 4 December 2012

WHO :: Early career faculty and researchers; teachers and students 

ABOUT :: This workshop will introduce participants to the suite of available NSF observational research platforms and services available through the five LAOF partner organizations, and provide a clear roadmap on how to request these facilities in support of scientific field campaigns and educational activities. 

Facility managers, experienced users of LAOF, and NSF representatives will provide information, guidance and advice on how to incorporate available instruments and platforms into an experiment design, what steps need to be taken to request one or more of these facilities, and how to maximize the success of a campaign.

LEARN MORE & REGISTER :: Train & Entrain New Users to Request LAOF Workshop @ AGU 2012



Visit us at Booth #444 to learn about the available Lower Atmospheric Observing Facilites and the process of how to request them. This is a great opportunity to meet facility managers and NSF representatives one-on-one and ask questions that you may have about a specific facility or the request process.

  • Tuesday, 4 December from 9:30am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, 5 December from 9:30am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday, 6 December from 9:30am - 6:00pm
  • Friday, 7 December from 9:30am - 1:30pm

Through their Lower Atmospheric Observing Facilities (LAOF) program the National Science Foundation provides scientific research platforms and instrumentation to the geosciences community. Facilities include aircraft, airborne and ground-based radars, lidars, surface and sounding systems. Platforms are managed and operated by five partner organizations and eligible for separate NSF deployment funding.

* Dates and times that the facility managers and NSF representatives will be available at the booth will be posted in mid-November.


Atmospheric Sciences General Contributions: Understanding the Atmosphere Using Observations

NSF Lower Atmospheric Observing Facilities (LAOF) in support of science and education
  • Brigitte Baeurele; and Alison Rockwell
  • Monday, 3 December from 8:00am -12:20pm; Hall A-C A11B-0032


Atmospheric and Oceanic Variability Associated With the MJO in the Tropical Indian and Western Pacific Oceans III Posters

Evaluation of Diagnosed Fields in Model Operational Analyses during the CINDY2011-DYNAMO-AMIE Field Campaign 
  • Paul E. Ciesielski; Richard H. Johnson; and Steven F. Williams
  • Monday, 3 December from 1:40pm - 6:00pm; Hall A-C A13A-0209


Atmospheric Boundary Layer Processes and Turbulence II Posters

Diagnosing horizontal gradients in aircraft soundings over the Baltimore metropolitan area during DISCOVER-AQ
  • James H. Crawford; Morgan L. Silverman; Gao Chen; John D. Barrick; Andrew J. Weinheimer; Glenn S. Diskin; Bruce E. Anderson; Melissa M. Yang; and Alan Fried
  • Monday, 3 December from 1:40pm - 6:00pm; Hall A-C A13C-0245


Ice Nucleation and Properties of Cold Clouds II Posters

Lidar observations of the full backscatter phase matrix from oriented ice crystals
  • Matthew M. Hayman; Scott Spuler; Bruce Morley; and Joseph VanAndel 
  • Monday, 3 December from 1:40pm - 6:00pm; Hall A-C A13H-0277


Dynamics and Chemistry of the Coupled Troposphere/Stratosphere System: UTLS Contributions Posters
Particle size distribution measurements on the NSF Gulfstream V during DC3
  • John Ortega; David C. Rogers; Stephen Gabbard; and James N. Smith
  • Tuesday, 4 December from 8:00am - 12:20pm; Hall A-C A21H-0153


Weather-Driven Renewable Energy

Evaluation of surface energy and carbon fluxes within a large wind farm during the CWEX-10/11 Crop Wind-energy EXperiments

  • Daniel A. Rajewski; Eugene S. Takle; John H. Prueger; Steven Oncley; Thomas W. Horst; Richard Pfeiffer; Jerry Hatfield; Kristopher K. Spoth; Russell Doorenbos


  • Wednesday, 5 December from 8:000am - 12:20pm; Moscone West 3008 A32A-01



Airborne Observations of Greenhouse Gases and Black Carbon I

Evaluation of ACTM forward simulations using HIPPO
  • Prabir K. Patra; Steven C. Wofsy; Kentaro Ishijima; Arindam Ghosh; Britton B. Stephens; Elliot L. Atlas; Stephen A. Montzka; James W. Elkins; Eric A. Kort; Gregory W. Santoni; Jasna V. Pittman; Bruce Daube; Fred L. Moore; Benjamin R. Miller; and Eric J. Hintsa
  • Wednesday, 5 December from 10:20am - 12:20pm; Moscone South Hall A-C,  A31F


Evaluating carbon dioxide variability in the Community Earth System Model against atmospheric observations
  • Gretchen Keppel-Aleks; James T. Randerson; Keith T. Lindsay; Britton Stephens; Jefferson K. Moore; Scott C. Doney; Peter E. Thornton; Natalie M. Mahowald; Forrest M. Hoffman; Colm Sweeney; Pieter P. Tans; Paul O. Wennberg; and Steven C. Wofsy
  • Wednesday, 5 December from 10:20am - 12:20pm; Moscone West 3008 A32A-08


Near Real Time Data Uses for Earth Science and Space Weather Applications 

Use of real-time tools to support field operations of NSF’s Lower Atmosphere Observing Facilities
  • Mike Daniels; Greg Stossmeister; Erik Johnson; Charles Martin; Christopher Webster; Mike Dixon; and Gordon Maclean
  • Wednesday, 5 December from 10:20am - 12:20pm; Moscone West 2020, IN32A-04 


Research Aircraft - Controlling Instruments from the Ground in a Secure and Authenticated Fashion

  • Thomas Baltzer, Charles Martin, Stephanie Fawaz, Christopher Webster
  • Wednesday, 5 December from 1:40pm-6:00pm; Hall A-C Moscone South, IN33C-1541


Recent Field Experiments for Better Understanding and Prediction of Tropical Cyclones I

Similarities and Differences in Field Projects for the Study of Tropical Cyclones within the Last 10 Years: An Overview of Operations Support
    • Jim Moore; and José Meitin 
    • Thursday, 6 December from 8:00am - 10:00am; Moscone West 2012 A41M-01


Airborne Observations of Greenhouse Gases and Black Carbon IV Posters

Seasonal Northern Hemisphere CO2 Exchange as Observed by HIPPO

  • Britton Stephens; Steven C. Wofsy; Jonathan D. Bent; Bruce Daube; Heather D. Graven; Rodrigo Jimenez; Ralph F. Keeling; Eric A. Kort; Sunyoung Park; Jasna V. Pittman; Gregory W. Santoni; and Colm Sweeney
  • Thursday, 6 December 2012 from 8:00am - 12:20pm; Hall A-C A41A-0001


Using HIPPO Data for Formal and Informal Science Education

  • Alison Rockwell; Becca Hatheway; and Mark Zondlo
  • Thursday, 6 December 2012 from 8:00am - 12:20pm; Hall A-C A41A-0002

The HIPPO Project Archive: Carbon Cycle and Greenhouse Gas Data

  • Sigurd W. Christensen; Janine Aquino; Les Hook; and Steven F. Williams
  • Thursday, 6 December 2012 from 8:00am - 12:20pm; Hall A-C A41A-0003


    Airborne Measurements of Important Ozone-depleting and Climate-forcing Trace Gases from 1991 to HIPPO and Beyond

    • James W. Elkins; J. D. Nance; Fred L. Moore; Eric J. Hintsa; Geoffrey S. Dutton; Brad D. Hall; Debra J. Mondeel; Stephen A. Montzka; Dale F. Hurst; Samuel J. Oltmans; Ru-Shan Gao; David W. Fahey; and Steven C. Wofsy
    • Thursday, 6 December 2012 from 8:00am - 12:20pm; Hall A-C A41A-0004


    Tropospheric Chemistry and Tropical Oceans I

    Observations and modeling of formaldehyde during TORERO
    • Eric C. Apel; Rebecca S. Hornbrook; Louisa K. Emmons; Teresa L. Campos; Rainer M. Volkamer; R. Bradley Pierce; Alan J. Hills; Alan Fried; Dirk Richter; James Walega; Petter Weibring; Barbara K. Dix; and Sunil Baidar
    • Thursday, 6 December from 4:00pm - 6:00pm; Moscone West 3004


    Radiation, Precipitation, and Water and Energy Cycles IV Posters

    Air mass transformation in the Rocky Mountain Region; the present and future climate
    • Trude Eidhammer; Vanda Grubišić; Kyoko Ikeda; Rita Nogherotto; and Roy Rasmussen
    • Friday, 7 December from 8:00am - 12:20pm; Hall A-C 


    Tropospheric Chemistry and Tropical Oceans II Posters

    Carbon monoxide observations over open ocean during the Tropical Ocean tRoposphere Exchange of Reactive halogen species and Oxygenated VOC (TORERO) experiment
    • Teresa L. Campos; Andrew J. Weinheimer; Melodye Rooney; Denise Montzka; Frank M. Flocke; Daniel Stechman; Carolyn Farris; and Ru-Shan Gao
    • Friday, 7 December from 8:00am - 12:20pm; Hall A-C, A51E-0119


    Optical Properties of Remote Ocean Aerosols As Measured by an Air-borne High Spectral Resolution Lidar
    • Bruce Morley; Scott Spuler; Jothiram Vivekanandan; and Edwin Eloranta
    • Friday, 7 December from 8:00am - 12:20pm; Hall A-C, A51E-0120

    Characteristics of Double Tropopause Layers Observed during TORERO

    • Julie Haggerty; Brad Pierce; Michael J. Mahoney; Rainer Volkamer; Teresa Campos; RuShan Gao; Mark Zondlo
    • Friday, 7 December from 8:00am - 12:20pm; Hall A-C A51E-0120, A51E-0121


    Greenhouse Gas Measurements Using Active Optical Remote Sensing II Posters

    Diode-laser-based water vapor differential absorption lidar (DIAL) profiler evaluation
    • Scott Spuler; Tammy Weckwerth; Kevin S. Repasky; Amin R. Nehrir; and Richard Carbone
    • Friday, 7 December from 1:40pm - 6:00pm; Hall A-C A53H-0237