LAOF Guidebook

You're about to begin a tour of LAOF's unparalleled set of meteorological and atmospheric research platforms. Through text, video, infographics, maps, and timelines, you will get to know the facilities that are taking geosciences research to the next level.

Researchers, students, and teachers will also find a detailed guide to requesting these cutting edge facilities, which include research aircraft, radars, lidars, and surface and sounding systems.

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