The Southern Ocean Clouds Radiation Transport Aerosol Transport Experimental Study will be conducted to improve our understanding of clouds, aerosols, air-sea exchanges, and their interactions.


EOL is beginning development of a novel 5-cm Airborne Phased Array Radar (APAR) with dual-Doppler and dual-polarization capabilities to be operational on the NSF/NCAR C-130 aircraft.


Looking for something new for your college or university class? Request one of our facilities for a hands-on, multi-week educational activity, funded by a generous NSF grant.


A 20-year history of nearly 200 NSF-supported atmospheric science field campaigns: statistics and demographics.


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.

Southern Ocean Clouds Radiation Aerosol Transport Experimental Study (SOCRATES) 

SOCRATES is seeking to improve our understanding of clouds, aerosols, air-sea exchanges, and their interactions over the Southern Ocean, and is led by a PI team from the University of Oklahoma and University of Washington. The project will and will deploy the NSF/NCAR HIAPER Gulfstream V and be based in Hobart, Tasmania from 15 January - 26 February 2018.

» For more information, please visit the SOCRATES webpage

The Perdigao 2017 Field Experiment


Colorado State University CHILL Radar Update

Due to programmatic changes within the National Science Foundation (NSF), as of 10 August, 2017 the Colorado State University CHILL Radar is no longer requestable though the NSF Lower Atmosphere Observing Facilities Deployment Pool. Please contact the CSU CHILL Facility Managers for more information on accessing the facility.