Field Projects & Instruments

Cloud streets above Bering Sea off south coast of Alaska, 4/7/13
September 03, 2014
With support from NSF's EarthCube initiative, UCAR is launching a project with two partners—Cornell University and UNAVCO—that aims to connect the dots among field experiments, research teams, datasets, research instruments, and published findings.
Assessing air quality from above: NSF/NCAR C-130 aircraft in flight
July 15, 2014
Researchers at NCAR and partner organizations this summer are using aircraft, ground-based sensors, computer models, and other tools to track the origins of summertime ozone, a significant health threat.
Research radar on the road: S-Pol radar in the Maldives
June 18, 2014
In a first for NCAR, the center’s Colorado-based S-Pol research radar is being operated from 1,600 miles away. Four students at North Carolina State University are learning about severe storm structure and radar operations at the same time.
Winter cold: Student launching a weather balloon in heavy snow during OWLes project
January 06, 2014
It’s hard to escape the cold now plowing into the eastern United States. Amid all the hype, what stands out about this early winter onslaught?
NSF/NCAR Gulfstream V at HIPPO field project in Alaska
November 05, 2013
NCAR is helping to assure that atmospheric field campaigns will pay off for years to come by maintaining one of the world’s largest archives of data from observational studies.
NSF/NCAR Gulfstream V research jet during the HIPPO field campaign
August 09, 2013
Levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are fluctuating more than they used to from one season to another, according to observations from the HIPPO field project. This may be a sign of significant changes in northern ecosystems.

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