Available Services


Request Facilities

The NSF's Lower Atmosphere Observing Facilities (LAOF) are available on a competitive basis to all qualified scientists from universities, NCAR and other US government agencies requiring these facilities and associated services to carry out their research objectives.
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Design and Fabrication Services

The Design and Fabrication Services (DFS) provide an unmatched set of skills and capabilities uniquely tailored to meet the development needs and requirements of the atmospheric research community. Through closely interacting with scientists and engineers across our community, DFS utilizes the latest in solid modeling and CAD software to achieve innovative solutions to complex and challenging instrumentation requirements. 
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Airborne Research Instrumentation Testing Opportunity (ARISTO) 

The ARISTO program provides regular flight test opportunities for newly developed or highly modified instruments as part of their development effort. The program was created in response to a critical need, expressed by the NSF community, for regularly scheduled flight-testing programs to be able to not only test instrumentation, but also data systems, inlets and software well ahead of a field campaign.
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Calibration Lab

The sensor calibration facility is used in the evaluation and calibration of in-situ meteorological sensors. The laboratory has the capability to simulate the full range of pressure, temperature, humidity, and wind speed to which meteorological sensors are normally exposed.
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