ISFS array at CHATS

Lower Atmosphere Observing Facilities (LAOF)

Through its Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS) Section, the NSF provides funding for the acquisition, operation, maintenance, and upgrading of several large research platforms and instrumentation to support observational meteorology. AGS supports state-of-the-art instruments and facilities through the Facilities for Atmospheric Research and Education (FARE) Program, including the Lower Atmosphere Observing Facilities (LAOF) and the Community Instruments and Facilities (CIF). Current instrumentation and facilities are available for request under the NSF Facility and Instrumentation Request Process (FIRP) solicitation.

EOL, together with the University of Wyoming (UWyo), maintains and operates the suite of LAOF on behalf of the NSF.