Field Projects & Instruments

NSF/NCAR Gulfstream V: Advanced research aircraft to help with hurricane forecasts
August 30, 2016
The advanced Gulfstream-V research aircraft will take critical observations of powerful storms
3D-printed weather stations help developing countries: Kenyan farmer
June 02, 2016
Scientists have successfully installed the first wave of low-cost weather stations in Zambia with 3D-printed parts.
Scientists measure CO2 levels by Antarctica: illustration of CO2 exceeding 400 ppm
May 12, 2016
The ORCAS field project records carbon dioxide levels exceeding 400 ppm over one of the remote regions of the globe.
ORCAS infographic shows how air-sea exchange of gases will be studied over Southern Ocean
January 05, 2016
The ORCAS field campaign will help scientists better understand just how much carbon dioxide the icy waters are able to lock away.
The HOLODEC mounted to the wing of a research aircraft.
September 30, 2015
The HOLODEC instrument uses a laser light to take a 3D image of the droplets inside a cloud.
Hurricanes development: satellite image of Tropical Storm Karl in 2010
September 08, 2015
Research may shed light on why some clusters of thunderstorms spin up into tropical storms while others dissipate.

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