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.


ORCAS is an NSF sponsored airborne field campaign that will advance our understanding of the physical and biological controls on air-sea exchange of O2 and CO2 in the Southern Ocean.


EOL is getting closer to providing the community with a reliable new Water Vapor Differential Absorption Lidar (DIAL) for enhanced, high-resolution, accurate and continuous measurements of water vapor.


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.


The ARISTO program provides annual flight test opportunities for newly developed or highly modified instruments, data systems, inlets, and software as part of their development effort.



ORCAS | 15 January - 28 February 2016

The O2/N2 Ratio and CO2 Airborne Southern Ocean Study (ORCAS) will advance our understanding of the physical and biological controls on air-sea exchange of O2 and CO2 in the Southern Ocean. The Southern Ocean plays a dominant role in the uptake of anthropogenic carbon yet this process is poorly represented by models and its future trajectory remains highly uncertain. ORCAS This will be achieved through intensive airborne surveys of atmospheric O2, CO2, related gases, and ocean surface properties over diverse biogeochemical regions adjacent to the southern tip of South America and the Antarctic Peninsula. ORCAS will utilize the NSF/NCAR HIAPER Gulfstream V aircraft with a suite of high-precision in situ and remote sensing instruments, combined with whole-air samplers and be deployed in Punta Arenas, Chile from 15 January - 28 February of 2016.  
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ARISTO Program Application Deadline Extended

EOL is inviting requests for participation in the Airborne Research Instrumentation Testing Opportunity (ARISTO) project, which will take place in the summer of 2016. The program is funded by the National Science Foundation and is designed to provide a test flight opportunity to new or improved airborne instruments. The deadline for the applications has now been extended until 19 February, 2016.
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For nearly half a century, field experiments have been conducted from the tropics to the polar regions involving intensive observations of atmosphere, ocean, and land processes over selected locations of interest around the globe. The atmospheric component of field program data sets that tends to have the greatest long-term value to the science community is that provided by atmospheric sounding systems.


CSET Educational Module

This teaching module covers research aircraft field deployment and operations during the Cloud System Evolution in the Trades (CSET) field project. The module is designed to orient students with the processes involved in planning and carrying out a research flight, including data analysis. The module is designed for advanced high school to introductory undergraduate students with an introductory-level understanding of meteorology. There are also advanced options for advanced undergraduate or graduate atmospheric science students.